Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets: Post-Game Quotes

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Aug 13, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions fan during a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Caraun Reid

On the defense’s overall performance tonight: “Yeah, we did a lot of good things out there tonight. We did what we accomplished, did what we practiced. We just have to take this opportunity. I think it was a great first start for us, and we have a lot to improve on. But it’s good to see where we’re at as a D-Line.”

On if his body feels better now compared to last year: “Absolutely. I feel a lot better than I did last year, a lot more confident. I was able to do some things that I couldn’t do last year and that’s what I need. That’s what I set up to accomplish.”

On the opportunity to face an opponent’s offensive line: “Yeah, it was great. It was great to get out with them. It will be great even later on when we get to prepare more for the opponent. But it was good to go against some great players. Their center (Nick Mangold) is an All-Pro, so it’s great to go against a great guy like that.”

On his sack tonight: “It was cool. I enjoyed it. It was great in the moment, then I just moved on to the next play. But it’s one of those things that you kind of set out to do and you hope you can get a lot more when the season starts.”

Detroit Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy

On his assessment of the defense tonight: “I think it was a decent start. I think the ones, we wanted to go out there a little bit better and not give up three points and a fourth-down conversion. But it feels good to get out here and officially get rolling against a different team to kind of see where guys are.”

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On if the first preseason game is used to shake off the rust: “Absolutely. I think that’s true for myself, and everybody can probably say that a little bit. The live action is different than the reps you get in the spring, the reps you get in the fall. So it’s just step one of getting things going and hopefully we can continue to sharpen our sword a little bit and knock off the rust.”

On continuing to improve from last season with the new roster additions: “I think that’s key, in just improving what we do. Just continue to come out there and work and get better and try to just improve on the things we did well. There’s obviously a lot of mistakes from last year that we need to get better at and improve on.”

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