Pro Football Talk updates the previous report that Jim Schwartz could be replaced as head coach of the Lions by mentioning that their sources have informed them that this report has “no merit” and that Schwartz is likely safe.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Lions owners are reportedly concerned about the team’s current “culture” and will at least consider the idea of replacing Jim Schwartz in the coming days, via Adam Schefter.
An NFL executive texted Schefter following message regarding the idea: “Just heard Mort on Jim Schwartz. I believe he is right. The Fords cannot be happy.”
There’s no question that the 2012 season was a huge disappointment for a team that looked to be heading in the right direction when they made the playoffs for the first time in a number of years last season. Several reports have indicated that Schwartz’s job is most likely safe, but there have also been other reports of tension between him and GM Martin Mayhew that could cause the team to at least consider some possible replacements.
We’ll have more on the topic as the news becomes available.