Lions coaches reportedly get into heated argument on sideline about Titus Young

Two Detroit Lions coaches, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, got into what appeared to be a brief, but heated, argument on the sideline (video here) during their team’s loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Late in the fourth quarter with the Lions trying to overcome a 24-20 deficit, Jefferson was seen yelling at Linehan. Titus Young was reportedly the source of the frustration.

As the Detroit Free Press pointed out, it appeared Jefferson yelled, “Take him out. I can’t do it no more.”

Young was benched for the Lions’ final three offensive plays. Head coach Jim Schwartz would not elaborate on the exchange after the game.

“I’d rather not go into it,” the disappointed head coach said. “Everybody was disappointed not to be able to score a touchdown on that last drive.”

Young has been nothing more than a talented receiver with an attitude problem since the Lions drafted him last April. He has shown flashes of brilliance on the field, but has gained more attention for getting benched for head-butting an opponent and being temporarily banned from training camp for punching a teammate. It’s easy to see how Young could frustrate a coaching staff, and it appears that frustration boiled over for Detroit’s coaches on their way to a 4-6 record.

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  • JamesT32

    Schwartz has probably won a few more games there to this point than most thought he would, but the Lions remain an odd and largely dysfunctional team and he never seems to have as much control on the world immediately around him as he should.  This incident isn’t a huge deal in and of itself, but it’s the kind of thing that serves as an example of a symptom of a larger problem.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBUYNY7AUPIOWQ7Y2L7GP4GGHY Brad

    It’s not hard to understand the problem with the Lion’s; if you bring the same players every year you’ll get the same results! Line backing core is too slow to cover the edges defensive back don’t look back for the ball and make a play on it and the QB position “happy feet” from week to week you can’t count on what Stafford will show up to play! Why does the team only play in the fourth quarter? They get paid to play all four quarters right? How about scoring in each quarter for once!! Oh and megatron you got the money not can’t hold on to the ball maybe we should call him “Dropatron”?