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07:28 AM ET 12.13 | My, how times change. Once inextricably joined together, in both trial and triumph, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has separated himself from the head coach he helped hire in the aftermath of 0-16 five years ago. It's Jim Schwartz and Schwartz alone feverishly bailing water, desperately keeping afloat a playoff destiny that should have already been assured by now. ... The Lions' problem isn't a lack of talent, but rather a lack of direction. ... Schwartz's fate should rest with the general manager -- as it does with most reputable NFL franchises. Let Mayhew make the call, whatever it is. If the Fords don't trust him to render a decisive verdict on the competency of the coaching staff, then why did they put him in charge in the first place?

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December 13, 2013  07:56 AM ET

They don't do Dat in Detroit, they hang on to their Deadbeats!!!

December 13, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Plain and simple. If this team does not make the playoffs, Schwartz should be fired immediately after the final whistle.

December 13, 2013  08:42 AM ET

I like Schwartz as a coach, maybe they need to step bac and re-evaluate the play calling and the scheme instead of throwing to Megatron every other throw - another elite reciever would be helpful.



And a new HOT CLICKS CHICK would be nice to look at.........instead of the blurrie mess.

December 13, 2013  08:43 AM ET

I'll always cherish when he tried to pick a fight with Harbaugh I guess because Harbaugh wouldn't hug him after a game or something.

December 13, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Plain and simple. If this team does not make the playoffs, Schwartz should be fired immediately after the final whistle.

I concur.

December 13, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Plain and simple. If this team does not make the playoffs, Schwartz should be fired immediately after the final whistle.

It's plain to see that this shall be.

December 13, 2013  09:47 AM ET

"GM should determine Schwartz's fate"

General Motors should have gone bankrupt and out of business.

December 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET

As much of a **** this coach is, he is on the verge of breaking out with this team. I'm actually scared to see the damage this team can do if they make the playoffs.

December 13, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

"GM should determine Schwartz's fate" General Motors should have gone bankrupt and out of business.

I's no surprise that the Federal Governmrnt just sold their stake in GM at a big loss.

December 13, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Plain and simple. If this team does not make the playoffs, Schwartz should be fired immediately after the final whistle.

A one and done playoff appearance should not save his job. He definitely had a lot to do with pulling the Lions out of the deep pit they were in when he arrived, but they have hit the ceiling of where he can take them and it's time for them to move on.

December 13, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Plain and simple. If this team does not make the playoffs, Schwartz should be fired immediately after the final whistle.

I say crap can his punk petoot on general principles anyway.

December 13, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I say crap can his punk petoot on general principles anyway.

And while he might not be a Schwartz like punk, the canning on general principles applies to Jason Garrett too.

December 13, 2013  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Plain and simple. If this team does not make the playoffs, Schwartz should be fired immediately after the final whistle.

Oh hell yes. Two relative patsies left after Ravens at home: he'd better get it done. Early playoff exit will doom him, too.

December 13, 2013  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Oh hell yes. Two relative patsies left after Ravens at home: he'd better get it done. Early playoff exit will doom him, too.

The Lions will likely be a speedbump for whomever ends up winning the divisional round. I don't think they have what it takes to win out on the road.

December 13, 2013  02:16 PM ET

Ultimately, Schwartz has to answer for how the Lions lack discipline and continue to find novel ways to beat themselves.

December 13, 2013  04:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Lions will likely be a speedbump for whomever ends up winning the divisional round. I don't think they have what it takes to win out on the road.

May it be exactly as you say, effendi!

December 13, 2013  05:25 PM ET

can the blow hard

December 13, 2013  07:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

And while he might not be a Schwartz like punk, the canning on general principles applies to Jason Garrett too.

I wouldn't have a problem with that if Garrett had chosen his own OC and DC.

 
December 14, 2013  08:14 AM ET

He pulled them out of the 0-16 mess. But he's proven unable to get them to the next level.

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