Despite winning six of their first nine games this season, the Lions crumbled down the stretch, finishing 7-9 and missing the playoffs.

It marked the second straight season that Schwartz presided over a second-half collapse in Detroit, which lost its final eight games in 2012 to finish with a 4-12 record.

Schwartz's frustration seemed to boil over during a Week 16 loss to the Giants when he yelled at Detroit fans for booing near the end of regulation.