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The Lions and Saints will put two of the NFL's highest-scoring offenses on the field in Saturday's wild-card playoff game in New Orleans. But with everything riding on one game, teams can be more conservative in the playoffs. Lions coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't go so far as to say playoff teams are conservative, but he also didn't say he expected any shoot-outs.
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Highlights from Lions coach Jim Schwartz's Monday news conference:
General manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz have done yeoman's work to help a franchise that was 0-16 three seasons ago reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Mayhew has made many productive moves since being promoted to clean up the mess left behind by Matt Millen. One of them was giving Schwartz his first shot to be a head coach.
Schwartz leads the Lions...
Lions coach Jim Schwartz was terse in his postgame news conference Sunday, replying to questions with mostly one-sentence answers -- until he was asked about instant replay.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz didn't hold back Sunday night on 97.1 The Ticket when Jim Brandstatter, the team's radio color commentator, asked him about the team's 45-41 loss to the Packers in Green Bay.
You could feel Jim Schwartz bristle every time he was asked this week about resting players or managing his team's health or saving someone for the playoffs with a postseason berth already locked up. Yes, the Lions won their way into the playoffs with a resounding win over the Chargers Dec. 24 at Ford Field, but, no, their work in the regular season is not done.
The Saints led the NFL in big plays this season, racking up 20 or more yards on 83 occasions. That's an average of more than five per game.
From opposite weather extremes to big comebacks, "we've covered a lot," says head coach Jim Schwartz.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz was biting his tongue throughout his three-minute postgame press conference -- he was furious with the play of the team's secondary and he was befuddled by some of the decisions and non-decisions made by the officiating crew.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz keeps dropping clues this week that his team could be the healthiest it has been all season heading into Saturday's playoff matchup against the Saints in New Orleans.
DETROIT - Maybe one day in the next few weeks coach Jim Schwartz will sit back and marvel at everything the...
If Lions coach Jim Schwartz thought he was angry after his defense gave up 550 yards to the Packers, then he could end up uncontrollably irate after Saturday's playoff matchup against the Saints in New Orleans.
When I took this position as the Detroit Lions correspondent here at isportsweb, I’d be lying if I said I expected to still be writing in week 18. The playoffs have been something Lion fans constantly talk about, but only the foolish ones actually believed the team had a chance at going to the postseason. 2011 will forever be remembered by Lion fans as the year our long wait...
Spags is my #1 choice for the next Lions head coach--and he ought to be yours, too. That was the closing line of my fifth post ever, the "To Whom it May Concern" for Steve Spagnuolo. I tagged him “Candidate 1A,” thanks to his impressive track record of coaching up defensive backs and harnessing pass-rushing talent. He also had experience in player personnel...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Second chances dont exist for the Lions anymore. There's no such thing as building for the future in the playoffs.
The Lions are reaching the end of what's been an exciting and productive season, but it's the nature of postseason play that they dont know when the end will come.
It could be Saturday in New Orleans, where they play the Saints in the...
The most-anticipated game on next year's schedule might be a road trip to San Francisco, where Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh will see if they can finally their handshake down.