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Jim Schwartz wants to return to coaching

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If the Ravens get rid of Pees, he would definitely be a good candidate to replace him after the season.

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Former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has announced that he would like to return to coaching in 2016. Schwartz currently holds a consulting position with the NFL's officiating department and will continue to serve in that role for the rest of the season.

Schwartz has a history as a defensive coordinator, his first tenure was with the Tennessee Titans in 2001-2008, with defenses that ranked 25th, 11th, 13th, 30th, 29th, 31st, 8th, and 2nd in points allowed. Schwartz spent last season as the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, who had the league's 4th ranked defense in points allowed. Schwartz also has history with the Ravens, as he was a personnel scout for the Cleveland Browns in 1993-1995 and was the outside linebackers coach for the Ravens during the 1996-1998 seasons.

With a coaching record of .358 and no wins in the postseason, Schwartz doesn't have the success of Gary Kubiak or Jim Caldwell, some other disgraced coaches that gained new jobs after brief stints as coordinators with the Ravens. Schwartz might not go one-and-done with the Ravens if he gets brought in.

If the Ravens decide to cut ties with Dean Pees after the season, Jim Schwartz should be high on the list of candidates. He would help the Ravens defense make a comeback from their current state and he'd bring back the personality that the current Ravens defense seems to be lacking.