It’s known that Lions coach Jim Schwartz will meet on Monday with the ownership. It’s not known what will happen with Schwartz’s job.
Some reports differ on whether Schwartz will indeed be fired. On one hand, the team has talent — but it has become undisciplined and underachieving. On the other hand, the Lions still owe Schwartz millions for the next two years, and the team typically has been loyal and patient with its key employees.
The deeper question is whether the Lions will also fire G.M. Martin Mayhew or other key members of the front office.
More will be known, likely soon. But whether Schwartz gets a sixth season currently hangs in the balance, especially given that the guy who beat Schwartz a day ago in Minnesota already has been fired.