DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Lions have let go of head coach Jim Schwartz.

97.1 The Ticket and WWJ’s Tony Ortiz confirmed the firing at noon on Monday.

The Lions finished the season, that started 6 and 3, on Sunday with loses in six of their final seven games.

Lions center Dominic Raiola joined Karsch and Anderson today to talk about the firing of Jim Schwartz. Listen to the entire interview below.

In Schwartz’s five season with the Lions he lead the team to a 29-51 record and also a playoff loss in 2011.

Still, most of the players talking reporters after that final game said they wanted to see Schwartz return next season.

Glover Quin weighed in on the Jim Schwartz firing on Twitter:

That group included guard Rob Sims, who said what ails the team is not an easy fix.

“I thought we took a big step in that kind of stuff this year,” he said. “Some of the things we’ve been doing, you know, as far as like the older guys, you know, the leadership on this team.

“But, you know, there’s no quick fixes,” Sims said, “nothing’s overnight … There’s no switch you turn on … It’s years and years and years of things being a certain way we’ve been having to fix, and we just didn’t have the time; we just didn’t have enough time to get it done this year.”

Martin Mayhew has been the Lions GM since the beginning of the 2009 season. Mayhew will be entering his 14th season with the Lions.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story.


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