Detroit Lions fire Jim Schwartz


Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz paces the sidelines during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

According to Fox Sports’ Glazer, the Detroit Lions ownership was set to meet on Black Monday and fire head coach Jim Schwartz. That was the belief around the NFL,but that didn’t stop Schwartz from saying he wanted to be back:

"“I’d certainly like to be back,” Schwartz said Sunday after the Lions lost 14-13 to the Vikings. “I feel like we have unfinished business here. We’ve come a long way in these years, but we still have ground that we can make and I’m anxious to have a chance to be able to do that.”"

As it turns out, he is out:

The Lions started the season 6-3 and were in control of the NFC North before losing their final three games to finish 7-9 and miss the NFL playoffs. He was able to reach the playoffs with Detroit in 2011, going 10-6 in his only winning season.

He’ll now likely get a job as a defensive coordinator somewhere and is another potential replacement for Mike Zimmer if the Cincinnati Benglas lose him.

To recap, Leslie Frazier of the VikingsRob Chudzinski of the BrownsMike Shanahan of the Redskins and the Buccaneers’ Greg Schiano have been fired.

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