Jim Schwartz Is Wonderfully CluelessSeptember 7th, 2011
Nothing like an arrogant, foolish Yankee to underestimate what a tropical climate is all about, and what it takes to throw on football pads with a 100 degree heat index.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz scoffs at the notion he should care about game conditions when preparing for the Bucs or any other opponent. It seems Schwartz’s undergarments got all bunched up when asked about dealing with the heat and humidity in Tampa by a Detriot Free Press reporter.
Rather than crank up the heat and practice indoors Monday, the Lions spent the morning working outside on their back practice field in crisp, low-60-degree weather.
“That’s foolishness,” Schwartz said when asked about practicing inside the climate-controlled facility. “We don’t pipe in crowd noise, and we don’t open up the doors and make it cold, and we don’t try to smoke the team out. It’s just a bunch of foolishness.”
Looking at Schwartz’s bio, he doesn’t seem to have spent any work time in Florida. This is a nice edge for the Bucs. Let the Lions keep running around this week in the Michigan autumn and think the heat won’t be so bad.
What a shrewd head coach.