Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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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  • If the Fords would actually care if the team did anything it may make a difference. In years past they hed the chance to hire winning coaches but didnt. Sell the team to Mike Ilitch, he did a GREAT job with the Wings (go wings [after the strike]). Schwartz is not worthy of coaching a pee wee team. My 12 y/o knows not to throw a flag on a play that is automatically reviewed.
    Bring back Wayne Fontes, at least we made the playoffs. And yet the Fords got rid of him, fools. Ahhhh, whatever, I drive a Chevy.
  • Plus Fontes also functioned as the GM, so the players that he selected were the ones that he felt fit his system. Either the Lions need to get a true, experienced GM and coach or they need to get a proven coach that can also function as a GM.
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