Jim Harbaugh vs. Jim Schwartz Fight: Schwartz Ready to Put Incident Behind Him

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIOctober 17, 2011

DETROIT - OCTOBER 16:  Jim Harbaugh head coach of the San Francisco 49ers argues with Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The scuffle between coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz following the 49ers stunning 25-19 win over the Lions has been the most talked about story following Week 6.

What a shame.

The story should be about how both of these coaches have turned around their teams in the short amount of time that they have had at the helm.

But it isn't. Every other story on every sports radio or television talk show has been about the conflict at the middle of the field during the post-game handshake.

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh met Lions head coach Jim Schwartz at center field and slapped his hand, followed by a rough handshake.

There was obvious excitement showed in the act and Schwartz took it as a sign of disrespect.

The two exchanged some words and nearly went after one another. Both teams ran over to break up the argument.

ESPN Blogs have reported via Twitter that "Schwartz calls fracas "regrettable" and wishes it didn't detract from game. Spoke with NFL, explained what happened, said no issues w/ Harb."

This is likely to be somewhat true, although you can still see in interviews that Schwartz is anything but pleased with the way that Harbaugh handled the situation.

However, it's best that he just lets fade into a non-issue.

The Detroit Lions are still sitting at a 5-1 record and one of the bigger threats for making a playoff run in the NFC this season.

The team needs to put the issue in the past. They need to put the game in the past.

There should be only one thing the Lions are focusing on today and that's their Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons.