Head Coach Jim Schwartz Upset With NFL’s Decision to Penalize Lions

June 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It has been widely reported that the Lions were penalized by the NFL because of offseason workouts that were "too intense" according to league standards.
The Lions were originally scheduled to hold two OTA days this week—Monday and Tuesday—just before minicamp started today. The plan was to give the team five full days together, with a goal to install up to 90 percent of the playbook by the end of it.
The NFL ruled that Detroit had to forfeit two OTA days and therefore, they were forced to cancel practice on Monday and Tuesday.
Mandatory minicamp did began today as scheduled, but now the Lions have less time than planed to install the playbook before training camp. Head coach Jim Schwartz isn't happy about it one bit.
He made it very clear that he doesn't agree with the leagues decision. He had this to say.
"They just generally said that practice was too intense. The pace of practice was too intense. I'll tell you what, I'm extremely proud of our of...

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