There is plenty of blame to go around for the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie punter Sam Martin has taken his fair share of it for shanking a punt that helped lead to the game-winning field goal.
While fans and media like to play the blame game, don’t look to hear that from Lions players and coaches. Football is the ultimate team game with wins or losses a result of the collective effort. It is a point made by Glover Quin on twitter in response to one fan wanting to pin this loss solely on Martin:
— Glover Quin Jr (@GloverQuin27) October 21, 2013
It is an important message coming from Quin. He was one of the few Lions players to play very well, garnering a solidly positive grade from Pro Football Focus. His +1.8 rating was his best of the season.
It’s a professional and classy response to a “fan” who is decidedly not.