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JIM SCHWARTZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mario, Bills' defense 'starting to grasp' new system

BY DAN BEGNOCHEWhile the Buffalo Bills' offense garnered much of the attention in the team's first two training camp sessions, the defense -- particularly the team's strong front four -- is boning up on the intricacies of Jim Schwartz's newly installed schematic.A season after posting the second-most sacks in the league, the Bills defensive squad will now try to replicate...
Via AFC East Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills signed two former Detroit Lions today

Today the Buffalo Bills signed two former Detroit Lions.  The team signed Naaman Roosevelt who was just released from the Lions three days ago, as well as Landon Cohen.  Landon Cohen played for Jim Schwartz in Detroit and was pretty decent stint with the Lions.  With Marcell Dareus out of shape the Bills needed to […] The post Buffalo Bills signed two former Detroit Lions today...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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NFL Notes: Bills, Redskins, & Saints

  Bills The Bills opened training camp with Nigel Bradham and Keith Rivers working at outside linebacker with the first-team defense. Free agent acquisition Brandon Spikes saw time at middle linebacker. Bradham and Rivers could end up being interchangeable, according to new Bills DC Jim Schwartz. “Yeah definitely I think both of us are similar players and can play the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions embrace Jim Caldwell's calm, collected approach to coaching

When Jim Schwartz first took over as coach in Detroit, his emotional side was applauded for bringing an attitude to a long-time losing franchise. But when his team struggled the last two seasons, that style became heavily criticized because the players lacked disciplined, both on and off the field. Not surprisingly, after Schwartz got fired six months ago, the Lions found a replacement...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions begin to define the defensive roles of each player

There are encouraging things coming out about the Detroit Lions new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. After the years of former head coach Jim Schwartz’s insistence on running the “wide 9” defense, Austin has begun to define players roles instead of making them responsible for being versatile enough to do everything. One of the reasons the New England Patriots and coach Bill...
Via cover32 - Lions
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions outwit Buffalo Bills in Round 2?

It sure looks like Martin Mayhew got the best of Jim Schwartz.  A little jab to the ribs as the Detroit Lions GM swiped Utah linebacker Kyle Van Noy out from beneath the nose of the Bills’ offensive coordinator. No one can tell for sure, but it is a good bet that Schwartz was lobbying long and hard for Van Noy to be the Bills’ second round selection.  After Buffalo outmaneuvered...
Via The Penalty Flag
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: Who should be the next head coach for the Detroit Lions?

Now that the Detroit Lions have fired Jim Schwartz, the search is on for the next head coach. Since the final games of the NFL regular season have been played, there have been a number of firings across the league, so that opens up some potential candidates for the Lions job. In addition to Schwartz, Greg Schiano from Tampa Bay, Mike Shanahan from Washington, Wade Phillips of Houston...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Head coaching candidates

Jim Schwartz (photo credit: AP) As the NFL regular season came to a conclusion on Sunday, there are now only 12 teams that still have an opportunity to reach Super Bowl XLVIII. To no surprise, the Detroit Lions are not included as one of these teams and will now begin their preparation for the 2014 season. Despite a 6-3 start to the season the Lions failed to win the NFC North; a...
Via isportsweb.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lions Likely Firing Jim Schwartz At End of Season

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was widely believed to be on the hot seat entering Week 16.  After Sunday’s 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants—which eliminated the Lions’ playoff hopes—David Birkett of the Detroit Free Press says he “can’t see any way” that Schwartz keeps his job in the Motor City. I can’t see any way he survives. RT @MattSheehan333...
Via Gridiron Grit
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz appeared to swear at Lions fans during loss

So Jim Schwartz is pretty much done as head coach of the Detroit Lions now that his team has been eliminated from the playoffs, and you can tell he’s getting ornery with fans. The Lions blew their second straight game and are now 7-8 after losing to the New York Giants 23-20 in overtime Sunday. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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