Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz Needs to Stay ‘Humbled’

August 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

They called him Iron Mike. He played and coached football as if every Sunday was Iwo Jima and he was the first man in.
There’s great irony in the coaching career of Mike Ditka, a Chicago Bear through and through.
Ditka, on an NFL Network special called "A Football Life," said that winning the Super Bowl in 1971 as a player—and as a Dallas Cowboy—meant more to him than when he won it as a coach in 1985 with the Bears.
The irony is that the man who coached Ditka with the Cowboys, and the man he has the utmost respect and love for—Tom Landry—was 180 degrees from Ditka in terms of personality and coaching style.
If you looked up “stoic” in Webster’s, there’d be a photo of Landry, in his fedora, expressionless.
Ditka was anything but stoic. Manic comes to mind.
Ditka fought with his players. He fought with the officials. He fought with the media, especially. And he had some run-ins with the fans. He had a he...

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