Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) listens to head coach Jim Schwartz during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Ndamukong Suh Supports Jim Schwartz

While Detroit Lions fans seem to have nearly universally turned on head coach Jim Schwartz, the same can’t be said for the players in the locker room. Coaches tend to be the fall guys when situations go bad but players are also responsible. Ndamukong Suh knows that’s the case and it is up to them to turn things around.

There is a growing sense that missing the playoffs will mean a coaching change in Detroit. Count Suh as those who don’t want to see that happen.

With Suh’s growing role as a team leader, the comments have to carry a some weight. For all the problems the Lions have had this season, discord in the locker room hasn’t been one of them and it hasn’t seemed like the players have given up on their coaches.

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  • #9458248

    Why would he want Schwartz to leave?

    Schwartz has put him and Stafford at such a high platform, no one can discipline them, push them, challenge them, question them or put them under the spot light.

    It’s the reason I believe both have not developed to where they should be.

    Suh has no boss with Schwartz. He’s an entity unto himself. Of course he wants Schwartz to stay. Get paid. Play pretty good football. Walk around like your the boss. Life is good.

    • Zac Snyder

      This thought also crossed my mind. We can’t be sure of the exact dynamic but what you said is a reasonable reaction.