Jim Schwartz has one winning season in four years with the Detroit Lions so logic would dictate he’s facing a critical year ahead.
Then again, logic would have run Matt Millen out of the Lions front office in about half the time it took for ownership to do so.
Bill Ford Jr. spoke to media following Tuesday’s OTA and declined to address his expectations for this season.
“I'm not going to address that at this point,” Ford said, according to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com. “I think Jim's got a really good staff that he's put together this year. I think Jim will be the first to admit that there have been times where he's learned on job, but I think he's a very, very good coach.”
The Lions reached the playoffs following the 2011 season but Schwartz is only 22-42 in the regular season, falling hard to 4-12 last year.
“You have to go into every season expecting you to have a chance to win, and we do,” Ford said. “We'll let it all be decided on the field, but I very much like the talent and the coaching staff we have together.”
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