Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 10/16/14

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 28: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions watches the action on the field against the Indianapolis Colts at Ford Field on August 28, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Colts 18-17. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
The Lions entered 2012 with some quiet talk of a deep playoff run, and dare we say a Super Bowl appearance? After their nail-biting win over the Rams in week 1, things quickly headed south, and suddenly, Jim Schwartz's job seems anything but safe. The Lions sit at a miserable 4-8 following this weekend's collapse to the Colts. The Lions round out their season by playing the Packers, Cardinals, Falcons and Bears. Of those final four games, it seems likely the Lions will find ways to lose at least three of them, although one would think even they can handle the Cardinals. Early in his tenure as the Lions head coach, poor play was simply attributed to a terrible roster that was the cumulative result of the Matt Millen era, but following last year's trip to the playoffs, Schwartz can no longer dismiss poor and undisciplined play as a result of fielding bad players. Now it's bad coaching. Many issues continue to be a problem for the Lions under Schwartz. His t...
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