Jim Schwartz returned to Ford Field for the first time since he was fired by the Detroit Lions after a poor second half of last season that saw Detroit go from 6-3 to 7-9, missing out on the playoffs in the process.
Upon his return - as defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills - it was reported that, back in the spring Schwartz said that he wanted to be carried off the field if the Bills were victorious.
Well he got his wish. After Buffalo shocked the NFL by beating Detroit, in Detroit he was carried off the field on the shoulders of his players.
There were split opinions after the game, with many people thinking it was a heartless act but many others - including some Lions players - were not bothered by it and even saw the funny side.
If you weren't impressed by what you saw from Schwartz, then you have something in common with Golden Tate - who went on a huge rant on WMGC-FM this morning:
"I thought it was so disrespectful. So disrespectful," Tate said. "I didn't like it at all. If I knew I wasn't gonna get fined, I would have snatched him right down off the shoulders and threw him on the ground, personally - but, you know, obviously, I couldn't do that. But, you know, if that's what they feel like that was the right thing to do, then so be it. But I just thought it was a bit disrespectful to come on someone's home field, because you have a past with them and kind of do that. So, you know, it is what it is. Hopefully he feels better for doing it."
Tate went on, "It's a terrible gesture. Just being a spectator, that's not the first time he's done some things like that," Tate added. "And one thing I heard that - I don't know how true it is - but I heard it was planned. 'We'll do this if we win.' That's a total douche move."
In fairness to Tate, he never played under Schwartz, as he signed with Detroit this offseason, so he isn't attacking him as part of a personal vendetta but it's fair to say Tate doesn't think much of the Bills defensive coordinator any more.
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