Lions notes: Jim Schwartz talks about Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh

Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Lions notes looks at what Jim Schwartz had to say about Matthew Stafford and Ndamukong Suh, the ridiculous situation in Cleveland and much more.

  • During an interview on Tuesday, former Detroit Lions head coach and current Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz talked about the 2013 Lions. Specifically, he said that he wouldn't "pin" the Lions' second-half collapse solely on Matthew Stafford, whom he called "an outstanding quarterback." Also, Schwartz pointed to the team's lack of depth as a reason behind their issues.

  • Schwartz also once again came to Ndamukong Suh's defense by denying that Suh was ever late for a meeting. Previously, Schwartz released a statement in support of Suh after Heath Evans attacked Suh's character a couple weeks back.

  • One more thing from Schwartz (via ESPN): "Even though I'm now over at the Bills and we play Detroit this year, I'm certainly still a Ndamukong Suh fan and in a lot of ways still a Lions fan." I know things got a bit ugly at the end of Schwartz's tenure, but best of luck to him in Buffalo (when he's not going up against the Lions, that is).

  • New Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi would like the team's No. 2 wide receiver to be both "big and fast."

  • The Cleveland Browns decided to shake up their front office on Tuesday by firing general manager Mike Lombardi and having CEO Joe Banner step down. Also, they promoted Ray Farmer to general manager.

  • The Browns' changes have actually been viewed as a good thing by many, but their lack of patience has produced some crazy stats:
  • Say what you want about William Clay Ford and his lack of success as owner of the Lions, but at least we're not Browns fans, right?

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