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Lions’ Sam Martin doesn’t sidestep poor punt: ‘… I rushed myself’
The Detroit News – Josh Katzenstein
It was the biggest punt of Sam Martin’s young NFL career, and he shanked it.
“I’ve got really no excuse for it,” he said. “In a situation like that, typically you’re expecting a heavy rush and that’s what I was expecting, so I rushed myself trying to get it off to prevent a block.
“And I just pulled it.”
For Detroit Lions, time to stop learning and start winning
Shawn Windsor – Detroit Free Press
Jim Schwartz said his team would learn from its gut-punch loss to the Bengals on Sunday afternoon. Matthew Stafford said the same thing.
I heard the phrase in several spots around the Lions’ locker room.
“We will learn from this,” they said, though I wasn’t sure whether the cliché was a mantra meant to uplift their spirits or a plea to the fans to keep the faith.
GAME IN REVIEW: It seemed like every player was point the finger at himself after Lions 27-24 loss
Chrissie Wywrot – DetroitLions.com
If the following question was posed to 100 football fans, a heated debate would probably ensue:
Which is more painful: a blowout loss or a down-to-the-wire loss?
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com
Detroit Lions offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle said he was ready for his NFL debut. Not that it would have made a difference if he weren’t.
The rookie was Detroit’s only healthy tackle by the end of Sunday’s 27-24 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals, after Riley Reiff suffered a hamstring injury and Corey Hilliard suffered a knee injury.
Jason Fox was inactive with a knee injury.
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