The mantra of most Lions' players during the team's season-ending eight game losing streak was that any individual success they achieved was bittersweet because of the team's unfulfilled 2012 expectations. That said, there were several players whose individual performances during the year made them worthy of consideration for RapidReports postseason honors.
One Detroit Lions player tells Mike Freeman that while Jim Schwartz's staff did a lot of things right, but the one thing they didn't do right involving discipline affected the team in a negative way. And that lack of discipline could doom Schwartz's stay in Detroit.
Though Lions coach Jim Schwartz hasn't been one of the obvious coaches who are in danger of losing his job this next week, ESPN is reporting that the ownership group actually is thinking about making a change.
Detroit's 38-10 loss to the hapless Cardinals in Week 15 was an embarrassment to the franchise, and LB Stephen Tulloch said it best when he pointed out that Saturday's game is an opportunity for the team to prove to a nationally televised audience that the Lions are better than their record indicates.