For Schwartz, the day of reckoning passed.
Sunday was a tough day all-around for Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
“His knee and his ankle, his ankle was an issue last week, and it was an issue all week this week. He tried to contribute what he could.”
Asked after the game if he responded to fans before overtime, Schwartz said no, but he condemned the booing.
Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham did not explain how he believed the game might change without Cruz, but he cautioned that Cruz is not the only one to whom Manning can throw.
What’s the new battle-cry for the 2013 team? “The Lions: they got around to it eventually!” or “The Lions: a team of destiny so much they didn’t even try!” or “The Lions: we saved it for the playoffs, and there’s a lot left!”
Not surprisingly, many believe Schwartz’s job is in jeopardy. The players on his team, at least publicly, seem to be the exceptions.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn’t interested in talking about his job security.
Talking with Karsch and Anderson of 97.1 The Ticket, Schwartz did not concur or disagree with that idea that his job is on the line.
It’s the go-to phrase since Tony Dungy said it in the beginning of the season.