As the clock ticked down in the Detroit Lions game vs. the New York Giants–and perhaps the career of Jim Schwartz–the Lions head coach directed his frustration toward the fans in Motown who were expressing themselves with a shower of boos.
Surely, the boos and mounting frustration of another late-season collapse by the Lions can wear on you, but Schwartz insists it wasn’t what it looked like.
“I wasn’t addressing the crowd, I was just trying to get our team fired up. I think the psyche of the team at that point, we needed to have that spark. We needed to feel like we’re going out here and overtime and we’re going to go win it. That’s the only thing I was doing there.” (Source: MLive.com.)
I’m positive Schwartz is far from the first and he won’t be the last that has wanted to give a piece of his mind to the fans who are not satisfied with the performance of the coach and his players, but when your job is on the line as it is with Schwartz this type of behavior won’t do him any favors.
The Lions fell to the Giants in overtime by a score of 23-20 and were officially eliminated from the postseason and Schwartz may have eliminated himself from coaching another game in the Motor City.