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Beyond the stats by @nickelcitybills: Dissecting the Bills’ Third Down Defense

The Bills’ overall third down defense was about middle of the road in terms of first downs allowed last season. Here’s where the Bills, and the rest of the league stacked up in 2013 (average rates are the blue dots and the tails represent the 95% confidence intervals based on sample sizes). Did anyone else know Jim Schwartz’ Lions had the best rate last year? Overall run defense...
Via Buffalo Wins
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2014 Team Preview and Predictions

Jim Caldwell believes he was brought to Detroit, replacing the fired Jim Schwartz last winter, to win a championship. And not two or three years...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell Giving Detroit Lions Much Needed Authority

One of the biggest headlines surrounding the Detroit Lions this off season was the firing of coach Jim Schwartz, and the hiring of coach Jim Caldwell. The Lions had high hopes for Jim Schwartz, but he never ended up delivering for Detroit. After taking the Lions to the playoffs in 2011, coach Schwartz failed to muster any solid wins the very next season. After going 10-6, and losing...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills signed two former Detroit Lions today

Today the Buffalo Bills signed two former Detroit Lions.  The team signed Naaman Roosevelt who was just released from the Lions three days ago, as well as Landon Cohen.  Landon Cohen played for Jim Schwartz in Detroit and was pretty decent stint with the Lions.  With Marcell Dareus out of shape the Bills needed to […] The post Buffalo Bills signed two former Detroit Lions today...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions begin to define the defensive roles of each player

There are encouraging things coming out about the Detroit Lions new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. After the years of former head coach Jim Schwartz’s insistence on running the “wide 9” defense, Austin has begun to define players roles instead of making them responsible for being versatile enough to do everything. One of the reasons the New England Patriots and coach Bill...
Via cover32 - Lions
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: Who should be the next head coach for the Detroit Lions?

Now that the Detroit Lions have fired Jim Schwartz, the search is on for the next head coach. Since the final games of the NFL regular season have been played, there have been a number of firings across the league, so that opens up some potential candidates for the Lions job. In addition to Schwartz, Greg Schiano from Tampa Bay, Mike Shanahan from Washington, Wade Phillips of Houston...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Head coaching candidates

Jim Schwartz (photo credit: AP) As the NFL regular season came to a conclusion on Sunday, there are now only 12 teams that still have an opportunity to reach Super Bowl XLVIII. To no surprise, the Detroit Lions are not included as one of these teams and will now begin their preparation for the 2014 season. Despite a 6-3 start to the season the Lions failed to win the NFC North; a...
Via isportsweb.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Likely Firing Jim Schwartz At End of Season

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was widely believed to be on the hot seat entering Week 16.  After Sunday’s 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants—which eliminated the Lions’ playoff hopes—David Birkett of the Detroit Free Press says he “can’t see any way” that Schwartz keeps his job in the Motor City. I can’t see any way he survives. RT @MattSheehan333...
Via Gridiron Grit
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz appeared to swear at Lions fans during loss

So Jim Schwartz is pretty much done as head coach of the Detroit Lions now that his team has been eliminated from the playoffs, and you can tell he’s getting ornery with fans. The Lions blew their second straight game and are now 7-8 after losing to the New York Giants 23-20 in overtime Sunday. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Schwartz likely to be fired if Lions miss playoffs

The Detroit Lions have had several chances to take control of what has been a mediocre NFC North division this season, and they have not been able to capitalize. A win at home over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night would have moved Detroit into a first-place tie with the Chicago Bears. The loss dropped […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2013  |  2 Comments
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