The Detroit Lions are in danger of missing the postseason, which many believe could lead to the firing of head coach Jim Schwartz. Since news that Schwartz’s job could be in danger surfaced, there have been players coming out to defend their head coach.
The latest player to do so is running back Reggie Bush, who blames a lack of discipline for the team’s mistakes.
While a lack of discipline would usually point to the coach and that has been a big criticism of Schwartz since he took over the team, Bush does not think that Schwartz is the problem.
“Just in our play. It could be from penalties or it could be from turnovers or it could be from how we finished the games in fourth quarters. It’s not one specific play or moment in a game. It’s the total game. It’s how we play,” Bush said, via the Detroit Free Press. “It’s not a coaches’ thing. It’s a players’ thing. We can do a better job all across the board.”
It has to be nice for Schwartz to see players coming to his defense and backing him up, but if he fails to come through and get this team to the postseason the support from his players likely won’t matter.