Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/10/12

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Nate Burleson of the Detroit Lions is slowed by Zack Bowman of the Chicago Bears during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
After the Week 4 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, wide receiver Nate Burleson and other veteran players talked about how the Detroit Lions needed to regain their us-against-the-world mentality. "We need to get back to playing with that violent passion we had last year," Burleson said. Well, if a 1-3 start weren't enough, the Lions got plenty more fuel for their fire this week. A story on the Pro Football Weekly website cited two unnamed general managers calling Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew, coach Jim Schwartz and the defensive line overrated. "That fires me up," center Dominic Raiola said. "If they had any (guts), they would say who they were," Raiola went on. "That's kind of like a coward statement to me. We just have to get back to what we did last year. Talent-wise, it's all the same. To take a shot at the Lions' organization like that, that ain't right." Here's a sample of the comments made by the anonymous general managers: --"They don't have enough good pl...
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