Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/14/14

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 14: (L-R) Kid Rock speaks with Jim Schwartz, Head Coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions, at a press conference prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2009 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jim Schwartz's aggressive tendencies helped turn the Detroit Lions from the laughingstock of the NFL into a playoff team in three years after becoming the team's coach in 2009 following Detroit's infamous 0-16 season. That aggressiveness had been heralded in pulling a team out of a playoff drought that had spanned 12 seasons. The Lions went 10-6 last year, earning a wild-card spot in the NFC and prompting nearly unprecedented optimism in Detroit heading into this season. But a season that held so much promise has been derailed so far, in part because of Schwartz's aggressiveness. Looking back on Sunday's craze-filled 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee, Schwartz knows he might have gotten a little too fancy when he had his offense line up for a fourth-down play in overtime trying to draw the Titans offside. In field-goal range, where longtime veteran Jason Hanson could have extended the game, the Lions lined up and miscommunication caused center Dominic Raiola t...
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