Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has been fired.

It comes as no surprise that Schwartz's time with the Lions has come to a close.

The team is filled with talent, yet continues to disappoint.

The team has come a long way since 0-16, but missing the playoffs is not acceptable.

ESPN.com reports:

The Detroit Lions fired coach Jim Schwartz on Monday, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Despite winning six of their first nine games this season, the Lions crumbled down the stretch, finishing 7-9 and missing the playoffs.

The 47-year-old Schwartz went 29-51 and coached the Lions to one postseason appearance in 2011, when Detroit posted a winning record for the first time since 2000.

Schwartz inherited a Lions team that set an NFL record for futility in 2008, when they became the first team in league history to go 0-16.

The Detroit Lions announced Schwartz's release later Monday.