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Lions coach Jim Schwartz talked about several things after his team's 26-24 loss against the Chicago Bears in the regular season finale.
His future with the team was one topic he avoided.
There have been conflicting reports today about Schwartz's job security after this season. Schwartz's team finished 4-12 and on an eight-game losing streak to close out the year.
The downward spiral has prompted rumors about Schwartz's job security, but the coach would not discuss his future after the game.
"I wouldn't discuss any private conversations for whatever purpose they served, and I've always been that way," Schwartz said. "The thing I'm most concerned about is getting this team back to where we all want it to be. When the story of this season is written, it's going to say 4-12, and nobody is happy with that. Players, coaches, front office, ownership. Everybody is in the same boat with that. But we're all focused on getting that right. There's nobody happy with that.
"Whether you're a player or you're a coach in this league, it just comes with the territory, particularly when you have a season like we did. I'll say this, I'm not proud at all of our record. There's things we can do better, but I am proud of this team, I'm proud of the way they fought. Everybody knows our situation and some of the challenges we had, particularly late in the season, but we got 17 points down, and we battled back. Defense started getting some stops. We were minus-4 in turnovers again. We end up losing by two points. I'm proud of the fight in this team, and I'm not proud of our record. We're very determined to get it right."
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Jim Schwartz may have signed a contract extension with the Lions this past offseason, but his postion is reportedly still going to be evaluated.
While it’s been reported that Detroit Lions coach Jim
Schwartz could be out following the team’s disappointing season, he will be
back and there is “no merit” to the notion that the team seriously considered
letting him go, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Schwartz will
be back in 2013. The source also said that...
An unnamed Detroit Lions player blamed players for going 4-12, but he said that Jim Schwartz "lost control of the team" in 2012. He put blame on the players, but he also made some interesting comments about Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and the team's lack of discipline. Here they are via CBS Sports' Mike Freeman:
"I think players first and foremost are...
Don Banks of SI.com reported that there’s some tension within the Detroit Lions’ locker room between head coach Jim Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew.
Schwartz addressed the report on Friday.
“It couldn’t be further from the truth,” Schwartz said, per the Detroit News. “I don’t like to comment on rumors, particularly from people not in our building that don’t...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Lions owners are reportedly concerned about the team’s current “culture” and will at least consider the idea of replacing Jim Schwartz in the coming days, via Adam Schefter.
An NFL executive texted Schefter following message regarding the idea: “Just heard Mort on Jim Schwartz. I believe he is right. The Fords cannot be happy...
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According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Detroit Lions ownership is considering firing coach Jim Schwartz at the end of the season.
Mortensen reports the Ford family is disturbed about the culture Schwartz has cultivated in Detroit.
The move would be bold considering the team signed Schwartz to a three-year extension this offseason. Coaching contracts are typically guaranteed...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Ford family is currently reviewing the status of Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
League sources say that the issues that have troubled owner William Clay Ford and his son, vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., pertain to the team’s image and the coach’s management style.
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The next offseason wasn't nearly as positive. A number of arrests and off-field problems put the Lions on the defensive. What followed was a 4-12 collapse for what was supposed to be...