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08:05 AM ET 12.11 | Five losses and counting. Lose Sunday and Jim Schwartz should start looking over his shoulder. He's got a contract extension so secretive that it's probably easier accessing National Security Council nuclear weapons codes. He's run this team for the last 10 months as though he's got nothing to worry about. Perhaps it's time he should worry. I've long maintained that Schwartz should get another season to prove whether he's learned from the mistakes of this season. ... But if the Lions (4-9) cannot beat Arizona (4-9) in the flea-infested Kennel Bowl on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz., between teams that have lost a combined 14 consecutive games, the Fords should elevate the temperature setting on Schwartz's coaching hot seat.

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December 11, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Don't worry about the nuclear weapons codes. He's already initiated the self-destruct sequence.

December 11, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Finally - the heat is turned up on this guy.

December 11, 2012  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Don't worry about the nuclear weapons codes. He's already initiated the self-destruct sequence.

Nice.

A hothead like Schwartz is not the man to rein in that bunch of hotheads and thugs they've collected in Detroit.

December 11, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Finally - the heat is turned up on this guy.

Been waiting for this. He'll melt down pretty quickly now.

December 11, 2012  08:44 AM ET

I thought this was the year...

December 11, 2012  08:44 AM ET

An out of control team with bad karma.

Starts with the coach.

December 11, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Gone. Not impossible that Arizona wins this week.

December 11, 2012  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Finally - the heat is turned up on this guy.

What took so long. It was obvious to most of us that he had to go

December 11, 2012  08:46 AM ET

May the Schwartz be with you....

December 11, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Gone. Not impossible that Arizona wins this week.

Losing 58-0 showed what they're made of.

Turducken. Without the ucken.

December 11, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Losing 58-0 showed what they're made of.Turducken. Without the ucken.

My keyboard says thanks a lot, and could you please pass the paper towels?

December 11, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

What took so long. It was obvious to most of us that he had to go

For a few weeks last season the Lions were actually a feel-good story in the league. That seems like it was a loooong time ago.

December 11, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nice.A hothead like Schwartz is not the man to rein in that bunch of hotheads and thugs they've collected in Detroit.

Their DC is a hothead, too. That could explain why Suh can't see why people have issues with his shenanigans.

December 11, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

For a few weeks last season the Lions were actually a feel-good story in the league. That seems like it was a loooong time ago.

Then came the Harbaugh handshake, followed by multiple police blotter entries and unsportsmanlike penalties on the field.

December 11, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Their DC is a hothead, too. That could explain why Suh can't see why people have issues with his shenanigans.

Blow up The Lions!!

December 11, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Blow up The Lions!!

The team seems to be doing a pretty good job without anyone else's help.

December 11, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Then came the Harbaugh handshake, followed by multiple police blotter entries and unsportsmanlike penalties on the field.

Exactly.

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December 11, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Don't let the door hit you on the arse when you leave Detroit, Schwartz...........

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