Jim Schwartz sat on the shoulders of Bills players as he was carried off the field Sunday. That did not sit well with at least one Lions player.
Schwartz, fired as Lions coach after last season, is now the Bills' defensive coordinator. He reportedly told Buffalo players in the spring how he wanted to go out if they beat the Lions, which the Bills did, 17-14, at Ford Field.
Lions wide receiver Golden Tate, who never played under Schwartz, wasn't amused.
"I thought it was so disrespectful — so disrespectful," Tate said during a call to the "Ryan & Rico" show on Detroit Sports 105.1 on Tuesday. "I did not like it at all. If I knew I wasn't going to get fined, I would have snatched him right down off their shoulders, and threw him on the ground, personally, but obviously I couldn't do that.
"(If) that's what they feel like that was the right thing to do, 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. You know, it is what it is. Hopefully he feels better for doing it."
You can listen to the entire interview at detne.ws/1CSm02l.