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I guess the Lions should be happy that one of the officials from last night had to sit out the game because of an injury, because as hard as it is to believe, they might have had even MORE yellow flags thrown in their direction. It’s no longer a contest between Lions and the Oakland Raiders as to who is the most undisciplined team in the league–we win, I mean, lose.This has to go to the top. I love the intensity that Jim Schwartz has instilled in the Lions but this is taking it too far. He has to stop looking like Reggie Dunlap coaching the Hanson Brothers in the movie ‘Slapshot’ and start acting like a real NFL head coach. He benched Gosder Cherilus earlier this year for stupid penalties and it is time to send another message. Too bad he might have to bench half the team this time. … [visit site to read more]The Detroit Lions flagged down in loss to New Orleans Saints - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Lions coach Jim Schwartz has been acting like a politician on a campaign swing in his attempt to get the playoff-drive message across to his players.
Call it his Penalty Reduction Campaign -- and its as important as any message he's sent or speech hes made in his three seasons as coach.
The Lions sabotaged themselves with 11 penalties in Sunday nights 31...
I was originally going to write an article on a different subject, but after the debacle of Sunday Night I feel obligated to throw a new subject out there. While I don’t like throwing stuff against the wall just to see what sticks, I have to consider the following point: would the Detroit Lions be better off under a new head coach? In other words – would the Detroit Lions...
That's what Jim Schwartz's response was when asked about the loss of Ndamukong Suh before tonight's kickoff. He mentioned rookie DT Nick Fairley as part of the team's defensive depth.
Selfish play won't be tolerated. That's the message Jim Schwartz sent to players behind closed doors after his team committed 11 penalties and three personal fouls in Sunday's loss to the Saints, and that's the stance the Lions coach reiterated publicly in his weekly news conference today.
Rookie receiver Titus Young was one of three Lions who incurred costly personal fouls in Sunday's loss at New Orleans. But don't expect too much discipline on coach Jim Schwartz's part.
Detroit's head coach hasn't decided if he's going to bench anyone for committing critical penalties in the Lions' 31-17 loss to the Saints.
Detroit's wide receiver drew three offensive pass interference penalties against New Orleans, but there were "two others that I've seen not get called a bunch of times," says the Lions head coach.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz hasn't been able to talk to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh since his weekend traffic accident because NFL rules prohibit contact with suspended players. But Schwartz downplayed any concern over Suh's off-field behavior during his weekly radio appearance today.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz reiterated Monday he'll put a stop to the type of undisciplined play his team showed in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Saints.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz says he isn't worried about the car crash defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh got involved in last weekend in Portland, Ore. Schwartz told a Detroit radio station Tuesday he believes his star second-year player is under "too much of a microscope" because of the off-field incident.
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Lions coach Jim Schwartz is scheduled to have his weekly press conference Monday afternoon to comment on his team's 31-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.
The Lions got another national television audience Sunday night. The opposition changed, but the bone-headed penalties by the Detroit remained a constant. Even with Ndamukong Suh suspended, the Lions still fielded the least disciplined team this side of Oakland. At some point, this has to come back to coach Jim Schwartz. The Saints beat the…