Schwartz Fired: It had to be done.
I didn't hate Lions' Coach Jim Schwartz. I liked his fiery qualities. I liked his youth. I thought he understood the game pretty well. I think the players worked hard for him, but I'm not so sure they worked smart. I think Schwartz made a lot of rookie mistakes, and look how that translated to the guys on the field. When a talented team shoots themselves in the foot as often as Detroit does, you have to look at the head coach.
So he's gone. What do they need? An offensive-minded guy? A disciplinarian? A wise old coach who knows how to win? A young guy with an eye to the future? You tell me.