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06:58 AM ET 06.05 | Is Jim Schwartz on unstable ground in Detroit? Weeks before Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. chose the "no comment" option when asked whether [Schwartz] needs to have a big season in 2013, the rumor mill already had been grinding. As the theory goes, if the Lions don't turn it around this year, Schwartz will be out and the Lions will pursue Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. Kelly flirted with the Eagles after the BCS national title game, before deciding to stay at South Bend. It's now believed that the CEO of Notre Dame Football, Inc. will eventually jump to the NFL. ... [Kelly] spent 20 years in Michigan, serving as an assistant at Division II Grand Valley State from 1987 through 1990, head coach from 1991 through 2003, and then head coach at Central Michigan.

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June 5, 2013  07:51 AM ET

This will help ND's recruiting.

June 5, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Wow, they're on Schwartz's case already, huh?

Stay classy, Detroit.

June 5, 2013  08:05 AM ET

For someone to not to have coached an NFL game he sure gets a lot of press.

June 5, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Schwartz led the Lions (with all that talent) to a better than 0-16 record, but only to 5-11.

June 5, 2013  08:07 AM ET
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Schwartz led the Lions (with all that talent) to a better than 0-16 record, but only to 5-11.

4-12.

But Hail to the Redskins anyway.

June 5, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Schwartz is definitely Dead Man Walking........

June 5, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Makes sense to me

June 5, 2013  08:09 AM ET
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4-12.But Hail to the Redskins anyway.

HAIL!!!!

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June 5, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Schwartz is definitely Dead Man Walking........

Should already be gone. Dude has no control of his team.

June 5, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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Should already be gone. Dude has no control of his team.

Not to mention he also has the most annoying pill ridden mug on any sideline ever.

June 5, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Lets see, in 2011 Detroit had a running back and seemed to do pretty well, in 2012 Jahvid Best never got the green light by doctors that it was OK for him to play football thus it seemed to have affected the offense of Detroit. If they do not have a winning record with Bush, then Schwartz will be shown the door.

June 5, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Lets see, in 2011 Detroit had a running back and seemed to do pretty well, in 2012 Jahvid Best never got the green light by doctors that it was OK for him to play football thus it seemed to have affected the offense of Detroit. If they do not have a winning record with Bush, then Schwartz will be shown the door.

Didn't Detroit have like the third highest points-scored numbers last year?

June 5, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Schwartz should be kept on in Detroit. He's a perfect fit for that organization.

June 5, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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Schwartz should be kept on in Detroit. He's a perfect fit for that organization.

Yeah. Somebody has to live in the cellar. It might as well be the Lions.

June 5, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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Didn't Detroit have like the third highest points-scored numbers last year?

They did indeed. If anyone has been paying attention, the Lions have been going lights-out to find players for special teams, which killed them last year in more than a few games. Schwartz was correct when he mentioned that the Lions needed one successful play in a lot of places, which would have at least doubled their win total.

I like the guy as a coach, but he needs to start leading by example. Schwartz gets out of control and then he's got to respond when his players get out of control.

June 5, 2013  11:57 AM ET
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Yeah. Somebody has to live in the cellar. It might as well be the Lions.

Listen, the inbred 1st cousin of the King can stay in cellar. Not my Lions.

June 5, 2013  12:10 PM ET

There's already one too many coaches in the NFL with the last name Kelly.

 
June 5, 2013  12:41 PM ET
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Listen, the inbred 1st cousin of the King can stay in cellar. Not my Lions.

They don't have to live in the cellar, but they've got to beat the Vikings, Bears or Packers to get up the stairs.

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