• Ford praises Mayhew, but mum on Schwartz future

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 4, 2013
    Ford praised the team's direction under general manager Martin Mayhew but would not answer a question about either his future or that of coach Jim Schwartz "at this point." said he liked the direction of his team, and praised General Manager Martin Mayhew, but didn’t want to get into a discussion about the future of coach Jim Schwartz. Asked later whether it was crucial for Schwartz to have a good year, Ford replied: “I’m not going to address that at this point.” "We'll let it all be decided on the field, but I very much like the talent and the coaching staff that we have." Ford Jr. While I suppose it’s not as bad as having your authority stripped away by the owner, it’s hardly a ringing endorsement for Schwartz, who is 22-42 as a head coach. That pass, made presumably in lieu of a statement that carried less than full support, is actually quite fair considering the team's situation in Year Five of the Mayhew-Schwartz era.
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      Source: ESPN.com
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      Source: detnews.com

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