Former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz will probably be booed at Ford Field on Sunday when he visits in his new capacity as the Bills’ defensive coordinator. Schwartz says he’s not concerned with that.
Asked how he expects to be greeted by the crowd in Detroit, Schwartz downplayed the matter.
“It doesn’t matter,” he said, via the Buffalo News. “It’s about the game. That’s certainly not important.”
Schwartz said that as far as he’s concerned, it’s business as usual.
“It’s about the same as any week,” Schwartz said. “I’ve been a visitor there before, so I know where the visitor’s locker room is, in addition to the home locker room. . . . It is an important game for us. It’s a road game and we’re coming off a two-game skid. And we need to be able to get it back, whether it’s the Lions, whether it’s any other team. Everybody has connections in this league. Every coach has coached somewhere else. Everything else doesn’t play into the game.”
Schwartz may not feel any differently this week. Lions fans will probably boo the visiting coach this week a little more than usual.