The Detroit Lions‘ fan base is just in its hatred of Jim Schwartz, but the folks in Detroit have bigger worries than a new head coach.
After a meaningless loss in Week 17, the Lions dropped to 7-9 on the year as the team lost its fifth straight game to end the year on an extremely sour note. Schwartz clearly deserves to lose his job as no team with as much talent as the Lions should be under .500. However, the health of Calvin Johnson is starting to become a major issue and is something that definitely trumps the fate of some bone-headed head coach.
For those of you who don’t know: “Meagatron” is the offense in Detroit. And at 29 years old, Johnson isn’t getting any younger. In fact, the All-Pro wide receiver has reportedly been hobbling around for months and will have some sort of surgery on his right knee according to Schwartz. Without a healthy Johnson, the Lions can pencil themselves in for another 0-16 season.
It’s never a good thing when your star player goes under the knife and for the Lions, this is some of the worst news that folks in Detroit could hear. Moving forward, I will be paying much closer attention to the health of Johnson then whoever the team decides to name its new coach.