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The Detroit Lions looked like the Lions of old this past season, and that is not a good thing. After turning things around with a 10-6 record and a playoff berth last season, Detroit won only four games in 2012. A lot of people are to blame for the disappointing campaign, but it starts with head coach Jim Schwartz.
According to one anonymous Lions players, a lack of discipline was one of the team’s biggest problems this season.
“I think players first and foremost are at fault,” the player reportedly told CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman. “I also think Coach (Schwartz) lost control of the team a little. I hope he comes back. It would be stupid to fire him, but we were an undisciplined team. Most of that is on us.
“But everyone needs to be accountable. The coaches, the players, the front office. Guys need to stop acting like a–holes off the field. Need to stop getting stupid penalties. The truth is coaches need to punish guys more when they screw up.”
Titus Young is a perfect example. It ...
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First and foremost, it means that the Detroit Lions own the fifth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, it also means that Detroit has taken a monstrous step backward in 2012. A year removed from a 10-6 season that ended in the playoffs, the Lions now find themselves drafting in an all-to-familiar position.
How did 4-12 happen? Who is to blame for the 2012 season? How...
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...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Black Monday hit hard around the NFL with numerous teams making major changes, but apparently not the 4-12 Detroit Lions.
While Coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't confirm that he's been told he's returning for 2013, he sounded and acted like that must be the plan.
Schwartz called it "business as usual" around the Lions' practice facility during...
Jim Schwartz and his Detroit Lions staff will be coaching the South team in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala.
It is the second time in three years that Schwartz and company will coach in the all-star game for college seniors. In 2010, they led the North to a 31-13 victory.
Schwartz said earlier this week that his staff would "embrace the opportunity" to work...
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and his assistants will direct the South squad in the Senior Bowl, and Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and his staff will run the North team.
Schwartz coached the North to a 31-13 victory in 2010.
''I think there is some insight involved in getting to know those guys over a course of the week,'' Schwartz said Thursday. '&...
Jim Schwartz and his staff will coach in the Senior Bowl later this month.
The Jan. 26 game in Mobile, Ala., will give the Lions coaching staff a chance to scout some of the nation's top college seniors as they look ahead to April's draft.
The Lions were fifth in line to coach this year's Senior Bowl, but with Philadelphia and Kansas City firing their head coaches...
As the Lions finished off an extremely disappointing season following a year in which the team went to the playoffs, plenty of blame is to go around and rightly so.
Everyone from head coach Jim Schwartz to general manager Martin Mayhew deserves some share of the blame and obviously it’s going to be debated as to who exactly gets more of it.
In addition to the blame game, a common...
With a 4-12 season in the books, Lions GM Martin Mayhew has opened up on various topics regarding the Detroit Lions.
His future with the team
This past Monday according to Anwar Richardson of Mive.com, Martin Mayhew had a sit down with the Ford family where they voiced their displeasure over the disappointing results of the season. However the Fords also informed Mayhew that they...
Despite some indicators to the contrary, Detroit retaining Jim Schwartz is the right decision.
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says as far as he knows, both he and coach Jim Schwartz will be back next season.
Mayhew adds he's spoken with ownership and discussed his plans going forward. The Lions lost their final eight games and finished 4-12.
Mayhew spoke with reporters for about 45 minutes Wednesday night. He says he's taking a wait-and-see approach...
While saying it did not arise to the level to warrant a dismissal, an anonymous Lions player did say that head coach Jim Schwartz lost control of the team.
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...
Lions coach Jim Schwartz said at his end-of-season press conference today that there is still a window there for wide receiver Titus Young to return to the team next year.
Young missed the final six games of the season and was placed on injured reserves after repeated behavioral problems on and off the field.
He purposely lined up in the wrong spot late in a November loss...
Jim Schwartz is 1-0 in Senior Bowl games as a head coach, his last win coming in 2010.
For the second time in Jim Schwartz’s head coaching career, he and his staff will get the opportunity to coach some of the top college prospects ahead of this year’s NFL draft in the Senior Bowl.
Last time Schwartz and his motley crew of Gunther Cunningham and Scott Linehan coached the Senior...
In 2011, Detroit players held well-attended workouts during the lockout. They entered the season focused, and after a 5-0 start, the Lions made the playoffs for the first time in a dozen years.
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...