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Reggie Bush's comments could cost Jim Schwartz

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08:59 AM ET 12.22 | Detroit tailback Reggie Bush had the best intentions last week when he agreed that the Lions are an undisciplined bunch, but that coach Jim Schwartz isn't to blame for the team's lack of attention. But the supposedly innocent remarks, meant as an endorsement for the embattled coach, whose team appears to have squandered a golden opportunity in a diluted division no one seems to want to win, may have backfired. Word is that Detroit management turned a keen ear to Bush's statement, and that some executives regarded it more as an indictment of Schwartz than the vote of support it was meant to be.

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December 22, 2013  09:10 AM ET

The coaches job is to ensure there is team discipline, you can't say there is none and not blame the coach.

December 22, 2013  09:11 AM ET

I took it that way also.....this team has no discipline, and never has under this regime......and what QB coach allow Stafford to throw side armed?

December 22, 2013  09:22 AM ET

An old trick used in management. Defend a co worker to his boss, even though no one else has complained about him, then offer to do all you can to help him out.

December 22, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Ya think Reggie cares? Not me.

December 22, 2013  09:26 AM ET

I think its their play that will cost the coach, not not a former kardashian boyfriends comment

December 22, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The coaches job is to ensure there is team discipline, you can't say there is none and not blame the coach.

+1

December 22, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Schwartz didn't throw those interceptions against the Ravens that cost the Lions the game, but the article is right ownership only remembers wins, loses, and not making the playoffs.

December 22, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Bye Jim.

December 22, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Reggie has been in this league too long not to know a thing or two about how it works. He knew exactly what he was doing and realized that someone had to wake up the Fords and the rest of the Lion management to what has been obvious to everyone else for years.

December 22, 2013  10:56 AM ET

One comment by Reggie Bush did not put Schwarts in this position. If it happens he is fired, then it is a self inflicted wound.

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December 22, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

ownership only remembers wins, loses, and not making the playoffs.

Not many wins for Lions ownership to remember and all those years of not making the playoff must really blur together.

December 22, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

One comment by Reggie Bush did not put Schwarts in this position. If it happens he is fired, then it is a self inflicted wound.

I would agree. That comment about he had no problem with Suh's behaviordidn't help either.

December 22, 2013  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think its their play that will cost the coach, not not a former kardashian boyfriends comment

So they don't have to call Kanye?

December 22, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

True. But the Lions have to share the blame. Who put the team together? Also, these are grown-**** men. They should know better.

You think NFL players are "grown men"? Very many "stars" like Suh are immature prima donnas who equate the obscene money they make and the fawning press with self-worth. Schwartz could have saved his position by winning last week's game at home and putting the division out of reach. The Lions seem always able to shoot themselves in the foot every year. Schwartz must - and will - go.

December 22, 2013  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ya think Reggie cares? Not me.

He doesn't care one bit.

December 22, 2013  02:57 PM ET

If the coach isn't responsible for the discipline, then it must be the water boy that is out of control? Complete the chaos and bring back Millen...

December 22, 2013  09:03 PM ET

Which team is more undisciplined, the Raiders or the Lions???? Personally, me thinks they are neck and neck

December 22, 2013  09:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Schwartz didn't throw those interceptions against the Ravens that cost the Lions the game, but the article is right ownership only remembers wins, loses, and not making the playoffs.

I think the ownership is older than jerry jones, and he probably can't remember when he ate last. They need to trade Ford in on a new ownership, dump Stafford.

 
December 22, 2013  10:25 PM ET

Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing; unfortunately so is losing & if Schwartz is gone, losing in Detroit may be a past thing! A new coach will make the Lions a serious contender.

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