Sunday, September 15, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Detroit Lions
By Michael Rothstein
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Observed in the locker room after the Detroit Lions’ 25-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Bush walking fine: Lions running back Reggie Bush injured his left knee during the second quarter and missed most of the second half due to it. While he will undergo tests Monday to find out what is going on, he moved fairly well around the locker room after the game as he packed up his things.
Johnson exchanges jerseys: After the game, Calvin Johnson exchanged jerseys with Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson. Johnson finished with six catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns. When asked what he was going to do with the jersey, he said, “It’s my jersey.” In other words, he’s likely keeping it.
Stafford happy with offensive line: As quarterback Matthew Stafford walked out of the locker room, he turned to his linemen and said, “You played good out there.” Then he commented that for another week he was largely clean after only being sacked once.
How they are identified: Instead of nameplates Sunday, each Lions player merely had their number on a white background outlined in black identifying which locker was theirs.