Posted December 31, 2012 on
Despite losing its last eight games and a slew of expected changes forthcoming, insider Mike Mady believes the future of the Detroit Lions remains optimistic. Comments from Jim Schwartz, Matthew Stafford and others inside.
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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.
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...
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford came up short in his quest to reach 5,000 passing yards for the second straight season. His 272 yards give him 4,967 for the season.Fantasy Spin:Stafford took 727 pass attempts to get there, the most in one season in NFL history. Stafford will finish a disappointing season with 24 total touchdowns (20 passing, four rushing), 17 fewer than last season.
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...
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...
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has set an NFL single-season record for pass attempts.
Stafford threw his 692nd pass in the first quarter against Chicago on Sunday, completing a 5-yarder to tight end Brandon Pettigrew. He surpasses the mark of 691 set by Drew Bledsoe of New England in 1994.
With star receiver Calvin Johnson having a record-settting season of his own - and with...
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 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...
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...
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...
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.
Mike McCarthy very nearly Jim Schwartz’d himself by throwing a red flag to challenge a fumble. That could have been a catastrophe had McCarthy not thrown it after the officials had already decided to review it, given the inane rule the NFL has about coaches throwing a red flag before an automatic review. Nevertheless, the Packers were penalized 15 yards for the challenge flag toss...
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...
The Lions closed out the 2012 campaign with yet another loss this time to the Chicago Bears by a score of 26-24 from Ford Field. At this point though as Lions fans we aren’t learning anything new about this team. And what more is there to say that hasn’t already been said at this point? It is week 17 and the Lions lost again with the only thing being accomplished was them picking...