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Jim Schwartz: 'There's going to have to be changes' after 4-12 season

After going 4-12, Jim Schwartz believes the Detroit Lions team must undergo changes before next season.


Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz declared that "changes" will have to be made going into next season following a disappointing 2012 campaign that saw the Lions win only four games, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:

"We're coming off a 4-12 season. Part of the NFL is that's not good enough. ... There's going to have to be changes."

Schwartz went on to say that no changes have been made yet. Some of his assistants are under contract, while some are not.

Scott Linehan is the Lions offensive coordinator. Gunther Cunningham is the defensive coordinator.

Schwartz and the Lions started 2012 with a win against the St. Louis Rams before dropping three straight games to fall to 1-3. After winning three of their next four, Detroit moved back into the playoff hunt, looking to make the postseason in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1995. But after reaching the 4-4 plateau, the Lions did not win another game, losing all eight of their remaining contests to finish the season 4-12.

Schwartz and the Lions were 10-6 in 2011 and lost to the New Orleans Saints in their first postseason appearance in since 1999.