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Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz Fired

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Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has been fired.

It comes as no surprise that Schwartz’s time with the Lions has come to a close.

The team is filled with talent, yet continues to disappoint.

The team has come a long way since 0-16, but missing the playoffs is not acceptable. reports:

The¬†Detroit Lions¬†fired coach Jim Schwartz on Monday, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Despite winning six of their first nine games this season, the Lions crumbled down the stretch, finishing 7-9 and missing the playoffs.

The 47-year-old Schwartz went 29-51 and coached the Lions to one postseason appearance in 2011, when Detroit posted a winning record for the first time since 2000.

Schwartz inherited a Lions team that set an NFL record for futility in 2008, when they became the first team in league history to go 0-16.

The Detroit Lions announced Schwartz’s release later Monday.

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