Posted December 31, 2012 on
IT WAS ANOTHER disappointing season for the Detroit Lions. Holding a .500 record at the midway point of the season, the Lions dropped their final eight games, including a 26-24 fall to Chicago, Sunday. But that didn’t stop kicker Jason Hanson from setting the franchise single-season scoring record.
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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...
And Detroit fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
After 17 weeks of underachievement, miscues and disappointment, the 2012 season will be over for the Detroit Lions.
And not a moment too soon.
This game that airs Sunday at 1:05p.m. on Fox is the last one that Lions faithful will be forced to endure until next season rolls around.
At 4-11, the Lions have only pride and draft...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Brandon Pettigrew made his return to practice this week for the Lions but remains doubtful for the season finale Sunday as the Lions tight end continues to deal with an ankle injury. Meanwhile the Lions continue to have problems with injuries on the defensive line as tackle Sammie Hill (toe) was not a participant at all in Allen Park throughout the week and is out for today’s game...
We break down all the on-field action from Chicago’s 26-24 road victory over the Detroit Lions, a game the Bears had to win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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 [...]
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A disappointing 2012 season finally comes to a close Sunday afternoon, as the Detroit Lions try desperately to avoid carrying an elongated losing streak into 2013. Positive momentum is the biggest reason for the Lions to try and get the job done, in addition to playing spoilers to the Chicago Bears, who need a win to get into the playoffs...
The Chicago Bears victory over the Detroit Lions was a microcosm of the 2012 season, in which the Bears started out fast and faded late only to win a close game. If the Bears had squeaked into the playoffs, it would have been on the heels of a game that they barely won.
The defense forced four turnovers, putting the offense in prime position to score touchdowns and put...
DETROIT -- An opportunistic defense kept the Chicago Bears in the playoff hunt all season. They forced four more turnovers on Sunday with their season in the balance. The Bears turned those turnovers into 16 points in a 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. Chicago had 44 takeaways on fumbles and interceptions this season. "Taking the football away...
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...