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Jim Schwartz lost control of Lions

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03:21 PM ET 12.31 | The Detroit Lions just wrapped up a 4-12 season and though reports of head coach Jim Schwartz being on the hot seat may be exaggerated, there are plenty of people that are unhappy with his performance this season. According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, one Lions player suggested that Schwartz "lost control of the team." This player, who obviously was not named, said that the players were at fault first and foremost, but that Schwartz lost control of the team, and that they were undisciplined as a whole. Of course, the player went on to say that it would be "stupid" to fire Schwartz. Detroit certainly looked like an undisciplined team this season, with multiple players getting in trouble off the field and even more of them getting in trouble on the field. The player quoted in the piece went on to say that everyone "needs to be accountable," and that the coaches "need to punish guys more when they screw up."

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December 31, 2012  03:35 PM ET

He won't be able to re-establish control until he decides he wants to grow up. He acts like a punk and his team takes on the same personality. If he's doing that to give them an edge he might want to consider the differences between being tough and being a punk.

December 31, 2012  03:42 PM ET
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He won't be able to re-establish control until he decides he wants to grow up. He acts like a punk and his team takes on the same personality. If he's doing that to give them an edge he might want to consider the differences between being tough and being a punk.

Agreed.

December 31, 2012  03:44 PM ET

A whole lot of coaches getting fired today. It could raise the unemployment rate nationally by a point or two and really hurt the recovery.

December 31, 2012  04:00 PM ET

It's a shame they decided to give the guy an extension a couple of weeks ago...

December 31, 2012  04:10 PM ET

This guy is not a good coach!

December 31, 2012  04:14 PM ET
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I like this guy, but I would have to agree. He needs to re-establish control, or be fired.

4-12 record and he keeps his job.

December 31, 2012  04:15 PM ET
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A whole lot of coaches getting fired today. It could raise the unemployment rate nationally by a point or two and really hurt the recovery.

What recovery?

December 31, 2012  04:20 PM ET
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4-12 record and he keeps his job.

The Black Monday GM list is missing one person...

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December 31, 2012  04:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This guy is not a good coach!

Well, except for the post-game handshake.............

December 31, 2012  04:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Black Monday GM list is missing one person...

Ron Rivera? Thats who we been waitin for here in Charlotte

December 31, 2012  05:00 PM ET

Didn't expect him to be cut adrift but they need to address the locker room (and O-line and D-sec) they should be back around 8-9 wins next year

December 31, 2012  05:22 PM ET

EXTRA EXTRA FORD TO CHANGE NAME OF THE LIONS TO THE DETROIT EDSELS.

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December 31, 2012  05:33 PM ET
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A whole lot of coaches getting fired today. It could raise the unemployment rate nationally by a point or two and really hurt the recovery.

As long as this doesn't turn into a merry-go-round with the same coaches hired for different teams.

December 31, 2012  05:43 PM ET
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What recovery?

Exactly.

December 31, 2012  06:29 PM ET

Happy New year!!

December 31, 2012  06:29 PM ET
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The Black Monday GM list is missing one person...

Mel, can you believe da Raiders kept the HC?

 
December 31, 2012  06:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Mel, can you believe da Raiders kept the HC?

Who says it doesnt pay to sniff the bosses rear end?

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