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According to a report, it's not out of the question that the Detroit Lions could "reshape" their front office and alter Martin Mayhew's role.
Most of the speculation surrounding the Detroit Lions right now revolves around the head coaching position and whether or not Jim Schwartz will be retained going into 2013. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, it's not completely out of the question that the Lions could make changes in the front office, specifically involving general manager Martin Mayhew.
La Canfora actually said that the Lions are among the teams "not planning to make any changes at this time" when it comes to their head coach, but the disclaimer was that the situation could be complicated by a possible general manager change. This is why there is speculation about Mayhew potentially being removed from the GM position and the front office being reshaped.
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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.
Reports have already surfaced today indicating that New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano will be fired. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Jets are expected to go after Chargers head coach Norv Turner as their next offensive coordinator. Turner isn’t a very good head coach, but he’s been a proven offensive play call for years now. Need NFL Tickets...
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...
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports NFL and college sources have informed him that that the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and the San Diego Chargers are all targeting Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien.
La Canfora adds these teams will begin their pursuit of O’Brien sometime this week.
O’Brien took over a reeling Penn State program last year...
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...
So apparently Lions head coach Jim Schwartz isn’t the only NFL coach that doesn’t know the rules of throwing the challenge flag and Jordy Nelson might be the smartest guy on the Packer sideline (coaches included). During the 4th quarter of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy threw a challenge [...]
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli is still under review and could still end up being fired.
Also, Chiefs formalize what I pointed out earlier – GM Scott Pioli under review. could still be let go pending coaching search
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 31, 2012
It sounds like whoever becomes the new head coach of the...
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.
Schwartz had the Lions rolling last season, but this year has been an entirely...
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Browns coach Pat Shurmur could land in Minnesota as Vikings offensive coordinator following his impending firing from the Browns.
Of that coaching group mentioned- Jets expected to pursue Turner for OC job, and Shurmur could end up as Vikings OC
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 30, 2012
Despite brewing within spitting distance...
Even after 21 years with the Detroit Lions, Jason Hanson is showing no signs of slowing down.
The 42-year-old kicker is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, converting 32 of 36 field goal attempts, including a 53-yarder, his longest make in four years.
Hanson also completed the final season of his four-year contract. He told reporters last week he wouldn't...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, linebacker James Harrison is likely playing in his final game as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers today.
Harrison, who has been hampered by injury problems in recent years, is set to make $6.57 million next season (and count $10 million against the cap). The Steelers have given linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons big...
During his end-of-year press briefing on Monday, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't comment on his own job status, but did indicate the possible return of troubled receiver Titus Young.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that current Browns’ head coach Pat Shurmur could end up with the Vikings as their offensive coordinator following his dismissal.
This is an obvious indication that currency Vikings OC Bill Musgrave is in danger of being replaced in the coming weeks. Shurmur runs the west coast offense, so the Vikings could be looking to simplify things...
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is among coaches the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to pursue, CBSSports.com NFL insider Jason La Canfora is reporting via Twitter: "The Browns and Eagles will both pursue Chip Kelly aggressively. Eagles also high on Jay Gruden. Both like Bill OBrien as well
On Monday, the Eagles fired head coach Andy Reid after 14 seasons...