Some things are so douchey that they only could have been thought up by Jim Schwartz.
The Bills defensive coordinator was carried off the field following Buffalo’s 17-14 win at Detroit on Sunday — an excessive move for a regular-season win over the Lions, but a seemingly understandable moment of spontaneity given that Buffalo capped a fourth-quarter comeback over the team Schwartz coached for the past five seasons with a 58-yard field goal.
Except it wasn’t spontaneous at all. Schwartz planned the whole thing back in Buffalo’s Organized Team Activities this spring.
“He said that once he plays his former team that he wanted to be carried off and chant and have fun, and we just tried to make a dream come true,” linebacker Randell Johnson told media after the game.
While it’s nice that Schwartz’s players like him enough to follow that suggestion, requesting your own carrying off the field strikes me as being in the same vein as getting a tattoo of your own face. Though in Schwartz’s case, that would be more accurately described as the same vain.