Jim Schwartz likely to be fired if Lions miss playoffs

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions are in jeopardy of missing the postseason. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has yet to get the Lions to the next level and the team has missed the possteason in four of the past five seasons. With the lack off success, the team’s patience is wearing thin and Schwartz’s job could be in serious jeopardy.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network on ”NFL Total Access,” Schwartz is unlikely to keep his job as the head coach after the season if the team fails to miss the playoffs.

In fact, the team is expected to go into a full shake up if they don’t reach the postseason and it could affect people as high up the ladder as general manager Martin Mayhew.

The Detroit Lions have plenty of talent on their roster, but they consistently fail to break through. Part of that does fall on Schwartz’s inability to maximize his roster, so it is completely understandable that Schwartz’s job could be on the line over the course of the next two weeks.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz

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