2008 Detroit Lions: Where Are They? Martin Mayhew, Jim Schwartz Deserve Praise

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2008 Detroit Lions: Where Are They? Martin Mayhew, Jim Schwartz Deserve Praise
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While listening to sports talk radio (strictly WDFN 1130 AM, not WXYT for me), I heard some fans question whether Jim Schwartz is the right coach for the Detroit Lions, and that led me to wonder if these guys know anything about football. 

I mostly ignored it, until I saw this headline here on Bleacher Report, “Should The Lions Fire Jim Schwartz?”The author, Ken Hoehn, talked about how some feel because of penalties, Schwartz should be let go. 

Now Ken is not part of the fire Schwartz crowd, but he does bring up the same thing that has been bothering me: Why are some calling for Schwartz’s head?

The problem here is that a lot of fans are suffering from short-term memory; 2008 was only two years ago, yet some are choosing to forget just how horrible a state the Lions were in. 

Let us look at where the members of the 2008 Detroit Lions are, and what Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz have done to replace the majority of them. 

I usually don't like to remember the massacre Matt Millen committed against this team, but here it goes.

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