Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/5/12

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions looks on against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field on November 22, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions came from behind to defeat the Browns 38-37. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

What did the Detroit Lions do wrong? It’s hard for a team to go from 10-6 including a Playoff appearance, back to the bottom of the NFC North, but before the blame game begins, be happy for what the current administration under Jim Schwartz has done so far.Schwartz does not get enough credit for what he has accomplished with the Detroit Lions, since 2009. Detroit hasn’t had a lot of luck over the last few decades, not just with the auto industry, but the play of the football team as well. The Lions had their worst season in history in 2008, but also the worst season in the history of the NFL.… Read more

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  • Why would any one of you idiots expect the Ford Family to give up that that team? They bought it many many years ago when nobody wanted it and nobody wanted a team in Detroit. They spent the money, they built it, it is theirs. There is absolutely no reason they should sell it. You cannot 'force them out', moron. It is THEIR team. And of course, we also have the usual comment that the team needs an African coach. Yeah, right. That is the last thing we need. Let's just get a black coach so we can say we have one. There is already the unfair and unnecessary rule in pro sports that any team looking for a coach MUST speak to a certain number of blacks. Even if they are not qualified or not what the front office and owners want, they HAVE to talk to them. That is bull. The lions were forced years ago to talk to that dummy Denny Green because they were fined for not considering him. The Lions do not need another coach. He is doing just fine. They certainly don't need a black coach because racist fans think the face of Detroit and anything having to do with Detroit should be black.
  • Agreed. Ford should be forced out...along with every other Detroit Lion. Pathetic. Miserable. Losers. Every. Last. One. Of. Them. Time for a total boycott of this sorry excuse for a professional team.
  • Detroit Lions didnt do anything wrong just on the wrong side of luck most of the games were competitive and they played hard most of the games. Just need a few more players in the middle line backer dept as well as safeties. If you from Detroit and a true Detroit fan you know the Lions has made great improvement most people who hate the Lions dont like Detroit we are not exactly America's team. Jim is a great coach he might want to look a the defensive coach position I like Gunther but maybe he's a little out dated in some of his schemes with mobile Quarterbacks these days he cant play it safe you got to play either the run or pass and spy on the QB with a middleline backer oh yeah we are weak there but overall they are a exciting team Love the honolulu blue Go Lions!!
  • We can't put all the blame on the Coaching staff. However, since most of the team is african american; why is it we have not had an african american coach. Also, as far as our team is concerned maybe someone should show them a football. Because it doesn't seem like one person on that team can hold on to the thing. When a quaterback has an injury he should be man enough to sit out. Where is the defense and why is it still a problem. My god does anyone know how to block on that team... Not to mention the bad calls. What are the refs looking at. We do a good enough job shooting ourselves in the foot we don't need their help too!!!!
  • you are a nasty, inaccurate, emotional person. the team is great. they won four games this year so far. they have four more chances to win for an 8-8 season. if not, they can try again for the playoffs next year. schwartz brought them from 0-16 to 10-6 last year. Now he has to develop new strategies since the other teams have had a chance to analyze his likely moves now that there is a record of games played under his tutelage. give the team and the entire organization a break! it's good for your blood pressure.
  • 50 years of futility since it was purchased in, I believe, 1962? One playoff win in that entire time period, no super bowl appearances, and less than 15 winning seasons with too many double-digit losing seasons to remember (and not worth it anyhow.) They even gave the worst gm in the history of sports an extension and seemed reluctant to let him go. The candidate search for a replacement focused on one guy, his assistant, which is where they are (again) today. The team lacks discipline and the basic understanding of success on the field. There has been one constant during that entire period. All just one more opinion, but if it looks like a Detroit Lion and it quacks...
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