2011 Weekly NFL Locks: Week 6
Post-Game Handshake Between Jim Harbaugh And Jim Schwartz Almost Turns Ugly (Video)
A week six match-up between two of the NFL’s most surprising teams provided us with a rather surprising conclusion on Sunday, as a post-game handshake between San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz resulted in a shoving match between both teams.
The 49ers handed the Lions their first loss of the season, while bumping their own record to 5-1 following a 25-19 victory at Ford Field. That result had Harbaugh celebrating once the final whistle was blown. However, an over-enthusiastic handshake between the head coaches did not sit well with Schwartz, who proceeded to chase down Harbaugh while players and personnel from both clubs got into it as they headed for the tunnel.
During his post-game press-conference, Harbaugh took full responsibility for the scuffle, saying “”That’s totally on me, I shook his hand too hard.” He may be right, but it wasn’t the only time a Lion was hit hard by a 49er yesterday, as Harbaugh appears to have his team playing a hard-nosed style that has them giving up only 16.2 points per game.
Here is a look at the post-game handshake and ensuing altercation between Harbaugh and Schwartz. If both teams continue playing they way they have been through the first six weeks of the season, their head coaches could very well be shaking hands once again in the post-season.