Former Detroit Lions DE Lawrence Jackson Opens Up About Team, Jim Schwartz


Dec 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson (94) reacts to play against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of a game at Ford Field. Falcon won 31-18. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson took to twitter today with what started as a response to Josh Sitton‘s comments and turned into a very interesting perspective on the Lions’ inside dynamic.

First, in regards to Sitton’s comments about Jim Schwartz and the Lions defense’s “scumbag” style of play:

The comment about Schwartz prompted questions from Lions fans, which Jackson responded to.

Jackson also commented and criticized the Lions’ style of play.

Some friction between offense and defense isn’t uncommon in the NFL and Jackson also tweeted about some frustration with the Lions offense and Scott Linehan.

And if you think Jackson’s comments are a result of sour grapes, he addressed that too.

It isn’t often we get a candid set of opinions on what it is like inside an NFL team. Interesting stuff indeed.

Jackson later did a podcast with The Detroit Sports Rag’s Jeff Moss. Listen here (warning: it takes a few minutes before Jeff and LoJack got the phone connection right, the talk begins shortly after the two-minute mark.)