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Lions would be wise to act fast

The vacancies are starting to fill. Could the Lions be next?

Josh McDaniels is apparently headed to Denver to be the next Broncos coach, and according to ESPN the Lions have a second-round interview scheduled Monday with Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

Schwartz hasn't interviewed anywhere else, but he might also be a candidate in St. Louis. Two other names on the Lions' short list - Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier - also are in high demand. Spagnuolo, who Fox Sports reported earlier is a finalist for the Lions job, could have a second interview with the Jets this week. Frazier has a second-round interview with the Rams set for Tuesday in California, a league source said.

I would never suggest rushing into a hire, especially one of this magnitude, but the Lions could find themselves in a precarious position if their top targets start coming off the board. If Schwartz is their guy, there's no sense parading in other candidates to meet with owner William Clay Ford. Make him an offer tomorrow.

If they have eyes for Spagnuolo or Frazier - or any of the other men they've interviewed - that person better be on a plane soon. If not, they might just lose out on the top choice.


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