Sunday, November 17, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Detroit Lions
By Michael Rothstein
PITTSBURGH -- Observed in the locker room following the Detroit Lions' 37-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Supporting the field goal call: Almost unanimously in the locker room Sunday, the Detroit players supported coach Jim Schwartz's decision to go for the fake field goal in the fourth quarter.
“I thought it was a good call,” center Dominic Raiola said. “Aggressiveness, yeah, trying to put somebody away.”
Quiet Johnson: After being one of the last players in the locker room, Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson declined to talk with the media after the game Sunday.
“Ain't got nothing for y'all,” Johnson said as he walked out of the Lions' locker room following a game in which he had 179 yards receiving in the first half and none in the second half.
Fiery Schwartz: Schwartz is usually fairly reserved whenever he talks with the media. Not Sunday. He came into his postgame news conference more angry than he has been for any other game this season. He spent the first minute of his news conference defending the fake field goal call.