Jim Schwartz's career in Detroit appears to be coming to a close after his team failed to make the playoffs.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL Network that the expectation from inside the building -- including from Schwartz -- is the coaching staff will be fired following the Lions' disappointing season.
Schwartz currently is 29-50 in five seasons after taking over the NFL's first 0-16 team. He has led his team to above an .500 finish just once.
And the coaches might not be the only ones looking for new jobs.
"I'm also told it's a strong possibility the entire front office could be cleared out there," Rapoport said on "NFL GameDay Morning." "(There was) some serious dysfunction with the Lions, including the front office bringing in players and coaches simply not using them. By the end of the year the two sides -- they weren't really talking to each other."
Owner William Clay Ford Sr. has been extremely loyal to his employees -- the most noteworthy being the contract extension given to former general manager Matt Millen despite abject failures.
NFL Media columnist Michael Silver said Bill Ford Jr. will make the decision on Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew.
Read the part I put in bold.
Do these situations really get to the point that coaches go out of their way to not play the new guys because they don't agree with the vision and direction of the front office? Now I have no idea or any evidence that would build a case to say this is happening on the Giants but the types of players we have drafted recently (last few years) doesn't seem to match up with the profile our older coaching staff would prefer.