Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz came in second to last in Football Outsiders' "Aggressiveness Index," which examines how often head coaches went for it on fourth down in 2012. Only the Atlanta Falcons' Mike Smith was less aggressive than Schwartz, who only went for it twice in 98 opportunities.
Jason Fox had an interesting reason behind not showing more personality in the past.
Jason Fox starting to show more personality. Said he didn't before because he didn't want teammates saying, "Hey injured guy, shut up."— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) May 22, 2013
- Nick Fairley's helmet now features a Justin Tuck type of facemask.
- MLive's Anwar Richardson has a rundown of observations from Wednesday's Lions OTA.
- Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher retired from the NFL on Wednesday.
- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles this week.
Matthew Stafford had some tough moments in 2012, but be glad the Lions came away from the 2009 draft with him instead of Mark Sanchez, who is off to a rough start in the New York Jets' OTAs.
- It seems that many people who work for NFL teams are not on board with the idea of moving the draft to May.
- The NFL is giving some thought to adding more games in London.
- The NFL is reportedly going to make $400 million over the next five years from its new partnership with Microsoft.