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Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's era of underachievement is over.

The Lions fired Schwartz after five years on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schwartz's removal was later confirmed by the team's official website reporter.

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is slated to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, which might mean his job is safe.

Overall, some players appeared disappointed to see Schwartz fired on Monday.

Schwartz compiled a 29-51 record since he was hired in 2009. After leading Detroit to a 10-6 record and a postseason appearance in 2011, many NFL observers believed Detroit would compete for a Super Bowl berth.

Instead, Schwartz’s team finished 4-12 the following year. Detroit lost eight consecutive games to close out the 2012 season.

Schwartz’s biggest failure occurred this season when his team finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs despite injuries to Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Chicago’s Jay Cutler. The coach recently yelled at disgruntled fans during a loss against the New York Giants, which was one of the lowest moments of his tenure.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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