Third-year coach Jim Schwartz is in a similar situation in Detroit. He’s on the cusp of delivering a successful season to a city in desperate need of morale. He has skilled players in skill positions. He finished the 2010 season winning four of the Lions’ last five; now he’s sitting on his hands. He’ll stay busy. He’ll find a reason to spend an ungodly amount of hours working towards the cause. Unfortunately, he’s in the League Limbo.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.