Found September 23, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
The Detroit Lions lost to the Tennessee Titans in overtime on Sunday 44-41 after failing to convert a fourth down on a questionable decision.
The Lions had a 4th and 1 from the Tennessee seven and were down 44-41. They could have attempted a field goal to tie the game and keep the overtime going. Instead, they ran a play and lost a yard on what appeared to be a quarterback sneak.
Head coach Jim Schwartz was immediately questioned for the decision to have his team go for it — had they scored a touchdown on the drive, the game would have ended — but we learned after the game that they did not intend to go for it.
“Miscommunication. We were trying to draw them offsides. We had no intention of going for it there,” Schwartz said.
Well that could certainly explain the sloppy play.
Even though Schwartz is being questioned for the decision to go for it on fourth down instead of kicking — which we’ve learned he wasn’t intending to do — that was actually the right move. Tennessee’s offen...
BEST OF MAXIM
A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE
The Lions head coach says a 'miscommunication' lead to his team going for it on fourth down instead of kicking the game-tying field goal on OT vs. the Titans.
It was an ugly homecoming for Jim Schwartz in Tennessee, as the Titans pulled out a shocking win against the Detroit Lions, sending them to 1-2. As expected, there were plenty of issues to dissect this Monday, including the mysterious decision making in overtime, the inability of the special teams to contain kicks and the defense's porous nature, which allowed plenty of big...
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According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz didn’t have any comments on the results of Mathew Stafford’s MRI. He said he’ll make a determination on his status by Friday.
At this point I think Stafford will be ready to go next week.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz told the Detroit Free Press Monday he had no comment on an MRI taken on quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford left Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. Shaun Hill took over for Stafford with the Lions trailing. He forced the game into overtime on a Hail Mary at the end of regulation. The Titans...
You want crazy? The Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans take the cake this week.
According to Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz , the last play which left the Lions unable to get one yard on fourth down was a miscommunication between the center and the quarterback. They were supposed to try and draw them offside and then kick a field goal to tie the game. Instead, the Lions...
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Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn't saying much about quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured right leg.
Stafford left late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee with a strained muscle, and although Shaun Hill played well in a relief role, the last thing the Lions want is a return to the days when their franchise quarterback wasn't...
The game went from unusual to kind of weird to very, very bizarre. Emotions ranged from desperation to elation and finally, for the Detroit Lions, complete exasperation.
This was just not normal for the NFL.
The Lions scored two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of the fourth quarter, only to lose 44-41 Sunday to the Tennessee Titans on a failed quarterback sneak on fourth-and...
Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he had no update on quarterback Matthew Stafford (leg) or the MRI Stafford received Monday. Schwartz said he would make a decision by Friday.Fantasy Spin:If you want to be safe and don't have a quality backup on your roster, use a waiver claim on backup Shaun Hill, who played well in the substitute role.
New England coach Bill Belichick was confused about a decisive field goal he thought was off-target. Detroit's Jim Schwartz couldn't understand a 27-yard penalty walk-off for unnecessary roughness. Philadelphia's Andy Reid felt ignored while trying to decline a penalty.
The furor over the work of replacement officials reached something of a fevered pitch during Week...