The Detroit Lions have finally turned things around after years of being irrelevant. For his part in the team’s turnaround, the Lions have signed head coach Jim Schwartz to a multi-year contract extension.
It was only a few year’s ago that Detroit finished the 2008 season 0-16, so the fact that they’ve been able to construct one of the best passing offenses in the league, while winning 10 games last season, is certainly impressive. Schwartz has done a great job of giving this team an identity and changing the expectations for a once miserable franchise.
The real issue regarding this team has been the number of off-the-field incidents that have resulted in 6 arrests since January. These problems can defiantly be addressed, but leadership will have to play a large role in this process. Still, Schwartz is deserving of a new contract.