Jim Schwartz wants to keep his job
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Schwartz does not know his future as the head coach of the Detroit Lions, but he would like to keep his job.
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"I'd certainly like to be back," Schwartz said Sunday after the Lions lost 14-13 to the Vikings, blowing a fourth-quarter lead for the sixth time in the past seven games.
"I feel like we have unfinished business here. We've come a long way in these years, but we still have ground that we can make and I'm anxious to have a chance to be able to do that."
The Lions started the season 6-3 and were in control of the NFC North as recently as Week 15 before losing their final three games to finish 7-9. It marks the fourth time in five seasons Schwartz has finished under .500 in Detroit.
Schwartz took over the Lions after the team went 0-16 in the 2008 season and fired Rod Marinelli. He was able to reach the playoffs with Detroit in 2011, going 10-6 in his only winning season, but the Lions plummeted to 4-12 last season.
Schwartz said nothing out of the ordinary was scheduled for Monday, just player physicals and other typical wrap-up stuff from the season. He also indicated he would meet with the Ford family, which owns the franchise, at some point but did not indicate when that would occur.