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Jim Schwartz to the Jets?

Jim Schwartz was fired as the Lions head coach after a disappointing 7-9 season. Most of the coaching opportunities have been filled in the past week or so but Schwartz’s name hasn’t been mentioned a lot if any.There are rumblings that he may join Marvin Lewis in Cincy as the linebackers coach. The Jets currently have a void at the same position so it would be worth it to take a good look at Schwartz. Schwartz has years of experience coaching the position as he spent time doing so at Maryland, Colgate, the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans. He became the Defensive Coordinator in 2001 under Jeff Fisher. Schwartz’s defense produced mixed results over the years but it was typically somewhat effective against the run and generally good at generating pressure on the quarterback.

Season

Pass Yards/game

Avg

Touchdowns

Rush Yards/game

Avg

Touchdowns

Sacks

2001 Titans

255.2 (32nd)

7.6 (28th)

27 (27th)

89.4 (5th)

3.5 (4th)

17 (27th)

32 (23rd)

2002

221.2 (25th)

6.7 (16th)

27 (27th)

89.0 (2nd)

3.8 (3rd)

7 (2nd)

40 (9th)

2003

225.4 (3rd)

7.0 (23rd)

20 (16th)

80.9 (1st)

3.8 (7th)

10 (6th)

38 (9th)

2004

237.9 (26th)

7.7 (30th)

29 (25th)

119.8 (15th)

4.6 (26th)

18 (26th)

32 (27th)

2005

201 (17th)

7.4 (29th)

33 (32nd)

118.4 (22nd)

4.2 (22nd)

12 (15th)

41 (9th)

2006

225.1 (27th)

7.1 (21st)

24 (25th)

144.6 (26th)

4.6 (30th)

20 (30th)

26 (29th)

2007

199.2 (10th)

6.0 (3rd)

21 (14th)

92.4 (5th)

4.0 (13th)

11 (12th)

40 (7th)

2008

199.8 (9th)

6.0 (3rd)

12 (2nd)

93.9 (6th)

3.7 (6th)

12 (11th)

44.0 (5th)

Schwartz’s tenure as the head coach was unspectacular as he led them to only one playoff appearance in 5 years resulting in a dismal record of 29-51. Nevertheless I think he could be a solid coach when placed in a limited role that would only require him to focus on a specific area. This could work because Schwartz’s will be aiming to improve his resume to get another shot at being a head coach somewhere else. Besides if he is terrible and the defense suffers, then Idzik could clean house and bring in a coach who would pick his own guys.

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