You hear that banging? That’s likely the nails in Jim Schwartz’s coffin being hammered in.
The Detroit Lions head coach is hanging on to his job by his finger nails, a grip that might have just become too loose as Schwartz, after adamantly denying so, admitted to yelling at booing Lions fans.
“Probably, I should have done just like I did in the end of the second quarter and just kept it in my mind,” Schwartz said. “(I should have) just kept it in my mind and said, ‘Geez, why’s somebody booing when it’s 4 seconds left in the half? Don’t they know what this situation is and the risk-reward of doing something other than what we did right there?’
“So that would probably be, if you’re going to label it a regret, just don’t verbalize it, just keep it back in there.”
Schwartz is a guy who has shown he’s been relatively easy to rile up in the past and is known to wear his emotions on his sleeve.
After the game on Sunday, the Lions head coach said he was simply attempting to fire up his team when television cameras caught him yelling. But after this and losing five of six, ending the Lions’ hopeful playoff run, things aren’t looking good for his future in Motown.