Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/26/13
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(Eds: Adds photos. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Jim Schwartz stepped into perhaps the NFL's worst job of all time, inheriting its first 0-16 team. When the Detroit Lions gave him his first shot to be a head coach at any level in 2009, he talked about taking on and tackling challenges his entire life. Then Schwartz helped the hapless franchise improve in each of his first three years. He led the Lions to the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade in 2011. The Lions, though, took a big step back last year by losing their last eight games to flop to a 4-12 finish. With the slide, Schwartz lost his status as a coach with stability and acknowledged getting a dose of humility. ''It was humbling for me personally,'' Schwartz said Thursday, the day before leading his first training camp practice of the year. ''I think it was humbling for the team.'' The coach, though, often pays the price for a team's failures. So Schwartz needs better results and fewer li...
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