Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz didn't own up to it immediately during his Monday press conference, but he eventually apologized for yelling what appeared to be an obscenity at the fans who booed at the team for not trying to score before overtime.
Schwartz, after persistent questioning about his expletives at booing fans, finally acknowledges he shouldn't have said anything.
— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) December 23, 2013
Schwartz had to be asked four times if he regretted jawing at fans before he finally said he should have kept thoughts in his head. — Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) December 23, 2013
The Lions had two timeouts and 23 seconds left from their own 25-yard line, but they opted to go to overtime against the New York Giants with the score tied at 20-all. The Ford Field fans showered the Lions with boos, likely aimed at the embattled Schwartz. In turn, Schwartz was caught on camera by Fox yelling what appeared to be two naughty words (watch the video above to see if you can tell which ones they were) back in their direction.
The Giants won the game in overtime, knocking the Lions from postseason contention after they were in control of the division, and Schwartz's job is now in jeopardy. His biggest failure, it appears, has been getting the talented Lions to play cohesively and up to their collective talent. The team's composure really has fallen short in key situations this season, and it appears that the Lions have taken their cue from Schwartz, who admitted he should not have lost his cool and kept those thoughts in his head.
Probably too late now.
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