Sunday, September 22, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Detroit Lions
By Michael Rothstein
LANDOVER, Md. -- Observed in the locker room after the Detroit Lions' 27-20 victory over the Washington Redskins.
Vets for the win: Dominic Raiola, in discussing the fourth down call and why Matthew Stafford chose a particular lane for the quarterback sneak, looked over to the next locker, that of veteran left guard Rob Sims, and said simply “Look at us.” Then both Raiola and Sims laughed.
Postgame noise: Sitting between Reggie Bush and Raiola in the Detroit locker room were two giant speakers, blasting various kinds of music. When Bush was asked if they were his, he said no, then added “Ask Dom about that.”
Picture sharing: The Lions were told before the game the machine to get sideline pictures was down and Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said “the whole first half we were flying blind.”
It wasn’t as big an issue in the second half because of an act of sportsmanship by Washington. The Redskins shared their pictures with Detroit.
“They shared their pictures in the second half,” Schwartz said. “They knew that we were at a (dis)advantage. They don’t have to in that situation but I thought it was a very sportsmanlike move and shows the class that they have.”