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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:08:38 -0700
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz had an array of new blitz packages at organized team activities Tuesday, June 3. The formations caught the offense by surprise and created pressure off the edge a number of times.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:10:41 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Manny Lawson may have a problem finding playing time in new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's playbook. Lawson spent most of last season close to the line of scrimmage as a stand-up linebacker, and that position doesn't exist in Schwartz's defense.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:23:26 -0800
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is not expected to vastly change the philosophy of how the defense operates. Schwartz prefers an attacking defensive scheme, much like former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine (Browns) utilized last season, per NFL Network's Mike Mayock.
Fantasy Tip: The Bills have talent on this side of the ball, but they play in a fairly tough division and probably won't be anything more than an occasional spot play in 2014 fantasy leagues.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:31:37 -0800
Former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz does not blame QB Matthew Stafford for how the team finished the 2013 season. "Yeah, you know, we were 2-6 over the last half of last season, and when you're 2-6 nobody is feeling good about their performance, whether you're the head coach, the quarterback or a defensive lineman," Schwartz said.
"But it's a team game and I wouldn't pin it on Matt Stafford. Matt's an outstanding quarterback. He led us to the playoffs. Just about every record in the Lions offense, total offense and passing offense was set by Matt Stafford in the last three years. He's going to lead that team to many great things in the future. Everybody has some rough spots here and there, and it's up to the rest of the team to pick you up,''
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 11:17:11 -0800
FOX Sports analyst Heath Evans said during a radio interview that three unidentified teammates of Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh told him stories of how Suh tried to establish dominance in the locker room even over former head coach Jim Schwartz. "The bottom line is he would just do things, whether it was show up for a meeting late, or different antics to kind of let the team know ... it was more or less Suh just trying to show his dominance, his power," Evans said. "That he was basically untouchable and he could basically do what he wanted to do."
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:45:40 -0800
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is expected to help the team's rush defense because it finished 28th against the run this season. While the defensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans, Schwartz's defense finished in the top 10 in run defense five times in eight seasons.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:15:37 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have hired former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as their new defensive coordinator.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals could show interest in former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz for their defensive coordinator position if defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer gets a head coaching position. Schwartz could also be an option for linebackers coach if linebackers coach Paul Guenther is promoted to defensive coordinator.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:41:20 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have sought permission to interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their head coaching vacancy. They could also interview former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:28:28 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are expected to hire former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as their next defensive coordinator.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:26:32 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are expected to consider former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz for their vacant head coaching position.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:07:50 -0800
The Detroit Lions fired head coach Jim Schwartz Monday, Dec. 30.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:45:06 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz will meet with ownership Monday, Dec. 30, to learn if he will be fired or keep his job.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:12:48 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Sunday, Dec. 29, that he wants to come back next season and finish what he's started.
Fantasy Tip: Schwartz is believed to be one of the NFL coaches on the hot seat headed into what is called "Black Monday," or the day after the regular season is over for non-playoff clubs.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:08:31 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions ownership has not made a decision on head coach Jim Schwartz, but it is leaning toward keeping Schwartz at this time.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:41:10 -0800
The Detroit Lions are expected to call San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt about their head coaching position if they get rid of current head coach Jim Schwartz after the season, according to The Detroit News' John Niyo.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:47:31 -0800
When asked whether he would consider replacing QB Matthew Stafford with QB Shaun Hill during a game, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz stood solidly behind his first-string quarterback. "I haven't considered making a change," Schwartz said. "Matt's our quarterback. He's going to remain our quarterback, and he's going to play well for us."
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:09:56 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is unlikely to keep his job unless the team makes the playoffs this year.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:21:52 -0800
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz gave PK David Akers a public vote of confidence after he missed his fifth kick of the season in Thursday's 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers, but the Lions are planning to work out kickers next week as they weigh their options at the position. Akers, who signed a one-year deal to replace long-time kicker Jason Hanson in April, has made just 15 of 20 field-goal attempts this year and the Lions rank 29th in the league in field-goal percentage.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:03:30 -0800
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz is preparing his game to face either Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers or QB Matt Flynn, or even QB Scott Tolzien although most media reports have Flynn definitely starting the game on Thursday, Nov. 28. "We have game plans ready for all those different things," Schwartz said. "Whatever quarterback they throw out there, we'll be ready. We've looked at all three of them that have potential to be able to play in this game."
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 06:00:01 -0800
Detroit Lions DE Devin Taylor is likely to see his role increase in Week 10, and got praise from head coach Jim Schwartz. "He's played well in every role that we have given him this year,'' coach Jim Schwartz said of Taylor. "He's affected games and that's what we expected when we drafted where we did. When Jason Jones went down, he needed to step up. If we need him to step up more, we think he's capable of doing that."
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:40:48 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team will not be putting WR Nate Burleson (arm) on Injured Reserve at this point. The team will wait until after Burleson has surgery to make that call.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:27:26 -0700
Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (concussion) is likely dealing with a concussion after missing practices and the team's last preseason game. Head coach Jim Schwartz doesn't seem concerned that Ansah has missed practice time, though.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:56:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said there were some encouraging results from tests on RB Montell Owens (knee) knee injury after the game, but it is still unknown how bad the injury is. "It didn't look good, but we'll wait and see what the tests look like," Schwartz said. "There was some encouraging things from the tests they did afterwards, but you really don't know. It'd be premature to even speculate on where he is."
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:55:58 -0700
Detroit Lions FS Glover Quin (hip) left the team's third preseason game with a hip issue, but head coach Jim Schwartz said he should be fine moving forward.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:54:09 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in the team's third preseason game because he is not back to full strength yet. "Calvin wasn't quite 100 percent and we made the decision to sit him down until he's 100 percent," Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said. "We need him 100 percent going into the season. So we just decided to scratch him at the last minute."
Fantasy Tip: Even with Johnson sitting out, it sounds like he is close to being ready, and is the top fantasy football wide receiver in any format.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:42:30 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said tests on CB Ron Bartell (shoulder), CB Jonte Green (hamstring) and CB Chris Greenwood (hamstring) revealed no serious injuries and all three players are day-to-day.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:07:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said all three of the teams running backs, Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure, and Joique Bell, will have a role in 2013. "Joique runs the ball a little bit different than Mikel, but they both run a little bit different and present different things than Reggie, and I think that combination of guys is good. People like to say running back by committee and things like that, but each guy will have a role. There will be plenty of touches on the offense for everybody."
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:59:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he has confidence in RB's Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. "We have a lot of confidence in both of those guys (Bell and Leshoure)," Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said. "Both of those guys are going to be good players that we continue to move forward with, and they all have unique skill sets.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:33:06 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team exhausted every effort at their disposal to try and keep former WR Titus Young. Young was placed on waivers and claimed by the St. Louis Rams.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:50:20 -0800
The Detroit Lions contacted San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh while he was at Stanford to gauge his interest in coaching the team, according to sources; however, the conversations with the Lions never advanced far before the team offered its job to head coach Jim Schwartz and Harbaugh signed a contract extension with Stanford.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:39:08 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz responded to Titus Young's twitter comments about quitting if he does not get the ball more. "Every offensive player wants the football and there's good ways to go about trying to get that done," Schwartz said. "This is a pretty good example of a not so good idea. Guys are responsible for what they post, what they say. You wear your uniform 24 hours a day now, everybody's aware of that. We obviously still got some ground to cover there"
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:42:01 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team is not going to change their defensive scheme to a 3-4 defense. Schwartz also said he did not see the "wide-9" defensive end alignment as a problem last year. "We didn't have enough sacks this year," Schwartz said. "To be able to blame that on the Wide 9, the people that say that really don't know what they're talking about. Every team in league, when it's third down, lines up exactly the way we do it. It puts guys in the best position to rush the passer."
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:47:08 -0800
The Detroit Lions severed ties with a handful of assistant coaches, but everyone else on head coach Jim Schwartz's staff appears to be safe. That means offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, special teams coordinator Danny Crossman and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham have retained their jobs.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:01:51 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young could return to the team next season, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. "There's a chance," Schwartz said. "There is a process involved there. He's a very talented player and obviously made a difference when he was on the field and it, particularly with the way the injuries went with Nate Burleson and then later (Ryan) Broyles, it affected the team not having him out there." Young got sent home for behavioral issues and was eventually placed in Injured Reserve late in the 2012 season.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:34:00 -0800
The Detroit Lions owners will review head coach Jim Schwartz's job status after the season. The Fords that own the Lions are worried about the team's image and the coach's management skills.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 05:59:01 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he and general manager Martin Mayhew have a fine relationship, despite reported tension between the two. Schwartz said he did not have an issue with the team collecting many players with character issues. "It couldn't be further from the truth," Schwartz said. "I don't like to comment on rumors, particularly from people not in our building that don't see us every day, but that couldn't be further from the truth. We are all in this together and we are all very determined to get us back on the right track."
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:45:48 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz won't be fired after this season.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:31:44 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz never thought about making a quarterback change in the team's Week 15 game. "I think [Matthew Stafford] is our best quarterback and if he's healthy enough he's going to play," Schwartz said. "I don't want to farm somebody else's land, but why didn't the Saints replace Drew Brees after four (interceptions)?"
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:42:50 -0800
When asked if Detroit Lions WR Titus Young could not play again this season, head coach Jim Schwartz said "potentially."
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:34:24 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said that both the team and WR Titus Young needed time away. Young did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:33:33 -0800
Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee) has a chance to play in Week 12, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:09:05 -0800
Detroit Lions CB Drayton Florence (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 11 game, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:03:08 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young will be inactive in Week 12. Young was sent home from the team's facility Monday, Nov. 19. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Young's actions in the team's Week 11 game were disappointing.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:00:58 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DE Cliff Avril (concussion) was much improved after the team's Week 10 game, more so than a lot of the concussions situations team doctors have treated.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:45:34 -0800
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (ankle) injured the same ankle in Week 10 that he injured previously this year, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. There was no further update on the injury.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:51:19 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said it was still possible for Chris Greenwood (abdominal) to be placed on Injured Reserve. Schwartz said Greenwood's biggest loss was missing training camp.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:47:40 -0700
Detroit Lions CB Jacob Lacey (concussion) should return to the practice field this week, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:37:12 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he still has not heard the results of RB Jahvid Best's (concussion) medical tests. Schwartz said the doctors are still discussing the situation.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:48:37 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DL Cliff Avril's (back) injury does not appear to be a long-term issue.