The temperature on Jim Schwartz’s hot seat got turned up a couple of more notches today after the Lions overtime loss to the New York Giants.
On a day when both the Packers and Bears lost, the Lions would have been in control f their own destiny again.
But it was the same old problems for the Lions as they fumbled, threw interceptions and penalized themselves into early offseason preparation. Sure they have one game to play but any hope of the playoffs is lost.
It is for this reason the Lions have been looking for head coaching candidates according to ESPN.
Then, there’s the fact that Schwartz was nearly fired last year,” Werder said. “Really, the only reason he wasn’t was Bill Ford Jr. felt that the buyout number in his contract was far too high.
“But there are people, internally, who question how undisciplined this team is and they really have an aversion to Schwartz’s personality.”
Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the cash still owed to Schwartz may not keep him from getting axed this time, though. In fact, they are already checking out potential replacements.
Th vultures have been circling Jim Schwartz since last weeks dismal loss to the Ravens. He said during last weeks press conference that he was focused on preparing his team. With speculation rising about his job security,
Schwartz was asked about his job security during today’s the post game press conference.
This is the truth, speculation is not my business,” he said. “My business is coaching the team and trying to keep the team focused. I think that that’s a job enough without having to worry about the other stuff. Where we were, we can’t worry about where we were because it’s where you are in the present. We came up short today. We make no excuses for it.”
Considering the revelation by ESPN that Schwartz was nearly fired after last season, it may be too late for Jim Schwartz to dodge the bullet this time. After only one winning season in five years it may be the right time for the Lions to look for a head coach that can take the team to the next level.