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Lions fire three assistant coaches

Lions fire three assistant coaches

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 31, 2012
A 4-12 record wasn’t enough to get Lions coach Jim Schwartz fired, but it did cost three members of his staff. According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, the Lions have fired wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, running backs coach Sam Gash and tight
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  • Torii Hunter Says Homosexuality Is "Not Right" (Then …

    Torii Hunter Says Homosexuality Is "Not Right" (Then Claims He Was Misquoted)

    deadspin.com Dec 31, 2012
    On Saturday, Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times wrote a column about the obstacles that a potentially gay athlete still faces in today's locker room culture. Included in the piece is the following quote from Detroit Tigers center fielder Torii Hunter…
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  • It appears Jim Schwartz is safe

    It appears Jim Schwartz is safe

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    At about the same time the Chicago Bears were firing coach Lovie Smith, another NFC North coach was in the midst of his annual season-ending news conference. Stranger things have happened, but it's fair to make a couple of educated guesses after Detroit…
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  • Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    After the Detroit Lions' 26-24 loss to the Chicago Bears, here are three issues that merit further examination: The Lions were lulled into thinking they were on the brink of consistent success after last year's breakthrough, but they found out this year…
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  • Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    After the Chicago Bears' 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: All eyes are on general manager Phil Emery, and by extension team president Ted Phillips and chairman George McCaskey. The Bears finishe…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.