Since there's very little to talk about in NFL world these days (come on, somebody get arrested! not really) firing our dear head coach seems to be the hot topic. That, and the Michigan weather (boy is it nice outside in my geographic location!).
On the one hand, you could say Schwartz took over the worst NFL team of all time, made them progressively better every year with 2012 being the fluke. so that's good.
On the other hand, you could say Schwartz took over the worst NFL team ever, and managed to bring them to only one winning season out of four. and that's bad.
Either way, he's got 2013 to prove whether 2012 or 2011 was the fluke.
Personally, I hate rebuilding. It seems like it's the same crappy teams in the NFL that fire their coach every 3 years expecting the new guy to ride in on a white unicorn and lead them to the conference championship immediately, and they end up in the same situation again.
On the other hand, another losing season, and, yeah, you have to have accountability.
But what's the exact threshold? Do we have to win a playoff game to justify keeping Schwartz? What if we lead the NFL at 15-1 and lose a close divisional round game in overtime? Do we really fire the coach after our best regular season ever?
What if we miss the playoffs as a 10- or 11-win team because our division turns out to be Insane Difficulty Mode IRL. Do we fire Schwartz for our best record in a long, long time?
What if we make the playoffs at only 8-8 and lose the wild card round? Is making the postseason 2 of the past 3 years ('11 and '13) just barely enough to say "yeah. Schwartz led us to the postseason 2 of the past 3 years. Don't fire him yet." Or do we get rid of him?
What's your standard for whether to shake it all up and go with a new guy at the helm in '14?