NFL Network: Lions may clean entire front office and coaching staff Monday



According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the expectation is that the Lions will fire head coach Jim Schwartz after going 29-50 in five seasons (before this weekend), while making the playoffs once and missing the postseason this year after basically having the NFC North handed to them.

But it’s not just the coaching staff that could get boot. Rapoport believes that the front office could be relieved of their duties as well.

“I’m also told it’s a strong possibility the entire front office could be cleared out there,” Rapoport said on “NFL GameDay Morning.” “(There was) some serious dysfunction with the Lions, including the front office bringing in players and coaches simply not using them. By the end of the year the two sides — they weren’t really talking to each other.”

Now despite longtime team owner William Clay Ford being notorious for his overly loyal attitude towards his coaching and front office staff, NFL Media columnist Michael Silver said Clay’s son, Bill Ford Jr. will make the decision on Schwartz, Mayhew and company.

“I’m told if they do make a change they are going to want offense, someone who can work with quarterback Matthew Stafford,” Silver said. “And Greg Roman — a hot name the last couple years — the 49ers offensive coordinator, would be very, very interested.”

However despite the NFL Network’s speculation, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted out earlier today that the Ford’s were ‘on the fence’ regarding Schwartz but were leaning towards keeping him.

So in other words no one really knows what’s going to happen.

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