Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz leaves the field after a game against Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Returning Lions to playoffs falls on Martin Mayhew
Bob Wojnowski – The Detroit Newsartz’s career.

This is it. This is the offseason we learn if Martin Mayhew is truly clever, or simply an Accidental GM. This is the most important juncture of Mayhew’s career, which also makes it the most important of Jim Schwartz’s career.

Former Lion Cory Schlesinger has remained in Detroit following his playing days
Mike O’Hara –

After earning the nickname of ‘Sledge’ as a fullback with the Detroit Lions, Cory Schlesinger has turned his attention to teaching students to build things, not destroy them.

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz says there are areas where he can improve
Anwar S. Richardson –

Detroit severed ties with receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, running backs coach Sam Gash and offensive line coach George Yarno last week. There are plans to add depth at running back and cornerbacks with size this offseason. The Lions may also need to release some notable veterans to clear salary cap room.

There will also be another change.

Schwartz plans to reevaluate himself this offseason.

20 fun facts for the NFL divisional playoffs
Jay Clemons – FOX Sports South

Here are 20 whimsical facts to digest before the NFL playoffs resume on Saturday and Sunday — with each tidbit covering the divisional playoff round in a roundabout fashion:

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