Jim Schwartz Speaks With NFL, Media About Altercation With Jim Harbaugh

DETROIT - OCTOBER 16: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the San Francisco 49ers argues with Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions during the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz spoke to the NFL on Monday about the altercation with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. He also shared some thoughts on the incident with the media. From the Detroit News:

"It's a regrettable situation, particularly the fact that it detracted from what happened in the game," Schwartz said during his weekly press conference Monday. "It is unfortunate that the end of the game overshadowed that fact that it was probably one of the best football games of the day yesterday between two teams that are 5-1 in the NFC and are both young and improving teams."

Schwartz went on to call the incident "unfortunate," and he said that "we need to do a better job of leaving it on the field." Schwartz chalked it up to competitive people letting the game get the best of them.

Perhaps the most interesting thing Schwartz shared with the media today is that he and Harbaugh spoke in the tunnel after "everything had died down." The two coaches apparently said they will "talk again soon," so perhaps neither is going to hold a grudge, at least publicly, anyway.

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