After a season in which they did not make the playoffs following a ton of preseason hype, which included potential Super Bowl aspirations, the Detroit Lions fired head coach Jim Schwartz on Monday morning–as expected–thus ending his five-year tenure as head man of the Lions.
With the multitude of talent on this Detroit roster, it really is baffling that this team didn’t make the postseason. They’re stacked on offense, which includes the best wide receiver in the NFL, and have built a defensive roster loaded with playmakers, including their most recent addition of rookie Ziggy Ansah.
This is why it shouldn’t shock anyone to know that the Lions’ brass believes that their vacancy is the best one on the market at the moment.
Team president Tom Lewand took to the podium not too long ago to discuss the new direction the team decided to take this morning, and he was not shy to point out his thoughts on the opening:
“I think this will be one of the most if not the single most attractive coaching opportunities in the National Football League,” Lewand said. “That starts with our ownership. I think it also continues with the talented people we have in this organization.”
“Talented,” as said before, doesn’t even begin to describe what’s on this roster.