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Old buddies Fisher and Schwartz to face off in 2012 season

Can’t circle the date yet because there are no dates set for the 2012 NFL season. But we do know the St. Louis Rams will play the Lions at Ford Field. With today's announcement that Jeff Fisher will coach the Rams, that game just got a little more interesting.

For one thing Fisher’s son, Brandon, is as assistant to the Lions’ defensive coaching staff.

However, it’s the Fisher-Jim Schwartz match-up that will be the most intriguing. Fisher and Schwartz worked together for 10 seasons with the Tennessee Titans. Schwartz was defensive coordinator there for eight seasons.

During Schwartz’s first season in Detroit, his first as an NFL head coach, there was rarely a press conference where he didn’t make some reference to Fisher and the Titans. He learned a lot from Fisher and put it to good use this first three years with the Lions.

Both are competitive guys, but the bet here is that the post-game handshake will be friendly.

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