Jul 26, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin (27) talks to a young fan before training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Glover Quin Defends Sam Martin on Twitter After Detroit Lions Loss


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:

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.

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