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  1. Lions improving on-, off-field discipline?

    Tom Carpenter

    The biggest criticism of the Detroit Lions during Jim Schwartz' time as head coach was a lack of discipline on and off the field. That's something that new coach Jim Caldwell is addressing head on. Per John Katzenstein of the Detroit News, Caldwel...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Michael Williams' odds of making the Lions

    Joe Kaiser

    Michael Williams, a seventh-round pick by Detroit in 2013, is making the transition from a blocking tight end under coach Jim Schwartz's regime to an offensive tackle under new Lions coach Jim Caldwell. For the long-term, it may be the right call for...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  3. How Lombardi might impact Stafford

    Tom Carpenter

    Jim Caldwell's experience with quarterbacks -- especially with one Peyton Manning -- was a key reason why the Detroit Lions hired him to replace Jim Schwartz as their head coach. They want to bring the best out of quarterback Matthew Stafford, which ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  4. Before you bury the Jim Caldwell hire ...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions offered what many around the NFL thought was one of the two best coaching opportunities this offseason, rivaled only by what Houston could offer. Their next head coach was going to benefit from stable ownership, a relatively new sta...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. Replacement options if DC Zimmer leaves

    Tom Carpenter

    Mike Zimmer is slated to have a second interview next week with the Minnesota Vikings, and he remains in the mix for the Tennessee Titans' vacancy. To whom might the Cincinnati Bengals turn to replace Zimmer, if they lose their defensive coordinator?...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  6. Lions focused on former head coaches?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have been taking their time interviewing candidates to replace deposed head coach Jim Schwartz, though candidates are starting to pile up. They have spoken with Jim Caldwell, Ken Whisehunt remains the front-runner, and they hope to ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  7. Top head coach candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    Black Monday brought four NFL head coach firings, as Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan were let go. They joined Cleveland Brow...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  8. NFL - Remedies for Lions, Dolphins, Ravens and Week 17's worst ha...

    Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson points out the three NFL teams that should feel the worst after watching strong playoff shots slip away, and offers fixes for how each team can avoid similar disappointment in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2013
  9. Will Lions fire Jim Schwartz?

    Tom Carpenter

    Detroit Lions ownership is "on the fence" about Jim Schwartz's job status, but it is "leaning towards keeping him," league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter . Some members of the Lions coaching staff expect to be fired in the coming days...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  10. QB guru for Matthew Stafford?

    Tom Carpenter

    Odds are that if (when?) Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz is fired after the regular season is over, he will be replaced with a coach who has a game plan for getting QB Matthew Stafford to perform at his full potential. He is as talented as nearly...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  11. Coaching hot seat watch

    Tom Carpenter

    Black Monday is just five days away. That's when the witching hour will occur and at least a handful of NFL coaches will be fired. Several more may be shown the door soon thereafter. Last season, eight coaches lost their jobs, and we could see a simi...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  12. Schwartz all but gone?

    Tom Carpenter

    Sunday morning, we noted that Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz appeared to be in a "make the playoffs or get fired" situation. Well, the Lions lost in embarrassing fashion and are officially out of the playoff race, even though the Green Bay Packers ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  13. Latest buzz on Schwartz's job security

    Tom Carpenter

    We know that Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz is firmly on the hot seat, as his team has crumbled lately. Per ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder, Schwartz was nearly fired last season, too. "Then, there's the fact that Schwartz was nearly fired last year,...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  14. Head coaches on the hot seat

    Tom Carpenter

    With 15 weeks in the books, there are a handful of NFL head coaches who need a strong finish from their teams to avoid the ax at season's end. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak are not among those whose seats are re...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  15. MNF key for Jim Schwartz's job security

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions just can't keep from stepping all over themselves this season. When they were 6-3, it looked like they were going to run away with the NFC North. Since then, though, the Lions have lost three of their last four games. If they lose t...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  16. Coaching hot seats

    Tom Carpenter

    During our weekly look at the hottest coaching seats in the NFL last week, I had Gary Kubiak atop the list. After the Houston Texans lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday for the second time in three weeks, they finally pulled the plug on Kubiak'...

    Blog | December 10, 2013