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Could Jim Schwartz take the fall after an extremely disappointing Lions season? According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, it looks as though the high-ups in the Lions organization including owner William Clay Ford and his son and vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. could review the status of Schwartz as the season comes to an end this Sunday. Lions reviewing Schwartz’s status, sources say espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id… — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 30, 2012 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. This past week Schwartz denied allegations that he’s had a stormy relationship with general manager Martin Mayhew. Schwartz though was largely credited with the team’s turnaround after the Lions went 0-16 back in 2008. Nevertheless, league sources say that even during the playoff season, the Fords were disturbed by a number of incidents that fell under Sc...
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While it’s been reported that Detroit Lions coach Jim
Schwartz could be out following the team’s disappointing season, he will be
back and there is “no merit” to the notion that the team seriously considered
letting him go, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Schwartz will
be back in 2013. The source also said that...
Don Banks of SI.com reported that there’s some tension within the Detroit Lions’ locker room between head coach Jim Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew.
Schwartz addressed the report on Friday.
“It couldn’t be further from the truth,” Schwartz said, per the Detroit News. “I don’t like to comment on rumors, particularly from people not in our building that don’t...
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...
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, 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...
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...
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.
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...