Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes


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Lions rookie Eric Ebron pushing himself to get through season
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

"The Detroit Lions are just a quarter of the way into the season, but Eric Ebron is starting to realize what a grind the NFL schedule can be.And more than physical, Ebron, the Lions’ first-round pick, said it’s easy to see how rookies can get worn down by the mental side of the game."

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  • Lions heed Jim Caldwell’s advice, and sleep on it
    Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

    "George Winn takes a nap on the floor in front of his locker every Wednesday and Thursday during media availability. The Lions running back rolls a towel and his laundry bag into a pillow, sets his alarm for 12:38 p.m. and hopes reporters don’t wake him when talking to Reggie Bush or other nearby teammates.Winn’s location for the naps is strange, but an NFL player napping is common. Many of the Lions players take daily naps during their long, tiresome days, and some received the recommendation from Dr. Meeta Singh, who practices sleep medicine at Henry Ford Health System."

    Exploiting their weaknesses: The Buffalo Bills
    Jeremy Reisman — Pride Of Detroit

    "The Detroit Lions will face their second straight AFC East team when the Buffalo Bills come to town on Sunday. The Bills are in the midst of a rough patch in the season. After starting the year a promising 2-0, including a big win on the road against the Chicago Bears, the Bills have dropped two games in a row and are now in the middle of a quarterback change. The Lions will have a good chance to take advantage of the Bills’ disarray, if they can exploit their weaknesses."

    O’HARA’S FRIDAY FOCUS: No looking back or ahead for Lions
    Mike O’Hara —

    "Once burned, twice burned – scorched again and again.If wannabe-believers aren’t ready to grab and run with the possibility that the Lions will take a step forward as contenders and away from the ranks of pretenders in Sunday’s game against the Bills at Ford Field, it’s understandable.The Lions have an opportunity to show that this is a different team that is less apt to create its own stumbling blocks and with more resolve than its predecessors, but they have to prove on the field that their 3-1 start is a sign of more to come and not another flicker of hope that will flame out."