Early Sunday morning, it was reported that members of the Detroit Lions ownership group were ‘on the fence‘ about retaining head coach, Jim Schwartz.
After leading the Lions to one of the better records in the first half of the season, Schwartz and Detroit fell flat on their face, eventually being eliminated from a relatively soft NFC North division in Week 16.
The collapse has Schwartz’s seat white hot – a seat that could be vacated and replaced by San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who according to Mike Silver is ‘very, very interested’ in the job – assuming it becomes available:
@MikeSilver: If Lions do make change, they’re going to want offense. 49ers OC Greg Roman “would be very, very interested in this job.”
For the past few seasons, Roman’s name has continually come up during offseason coaching changes so it seems to be only a matter of time before San Francisco’s OC moves to greener pastures – even if that’s not in Detroit.