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Lions exec mum on Jim Schwartz' future

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05:06 PM ET 06.05 | Today, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. spoke with reporters who regularly cover the team for the first time in nearly two years. And he said what he usually says. He likes the players, he likes the overall direction of the team. He???s optimistic. He expects a good season. What Ford didn???t say was maybe more telling, specifically about Jim Schwartz. The Lions coach has three losing seasons in four years and his .344 winning percentage (22-42) is the worst in team history among coaches who lasted at least four seasons. ???I think Jim would be the first to admit that there have been times where he???s learned on the job,??? Ford said after he watched the Lions??? organized team activity today in Allen Park. ???But I think he???s a very, very good coach.???

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Jim Schwartz during a game against the Falcons, Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Jim Schwartz during a game against the Falcons, Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
June 5, 2013  05:42 PM ET

I'm gonna go the other way on this and not slam Schwartz although I'm sure he's involved in the draft process. This team just has too many people that cause distractions. How did that work out for the Bengals all those years? You have to have a team pulling together in one direction instead of a collection of individuals that don't do the right thing to be a good team. I would hate to have to be in charge of a group this large of people with their own agendas. This team isn't going to reach their potential until they get rid of some of those people and that usually happens when a new coach comes in and turns the roster over.

June 5, 2013  05:43 PM ET

But Schwartz does seem like a jerk. Haha, couldn't help it.

June 5, 2013  06:08 PM ET

There is no easy fix for this team

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June 5, 2013  08:32 PM ET

Whats with so many question marks?

June 5, 2013  09:20 PM ET

Makes Detroit fans pine for Wayne Fontes.

June 6, 2013  12:40 AM ET

But I hear he has a lovely singing voice to go along with his sunny disposition.

 
June 6, 2013  04:25 AM ET

Time to Dump The Schwartz!!!

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