Louis Delmas messed up an assignment in practice Monday morning.
The Lions safety didn't mind a bit, as long as he was able to stay on the field.
Delmas got a rare opportunity to get some work in as he continues to recover from a knee injury, and he was enjoying every minute.
''I made a mistake, because I was so excited to be out there,'' he said. ''I went up to the coach and told him that I had screwed up, because I was just excited to be on the field.''
Delmas isn't new at this game, having dealt with knee injuries for years, but the frustration of not having practiced since Aug. 8 was starting to wear on him.
''I love playing football,'' he said. ''I want to be on the field every day. I know that isn't always the best idea, but that's what I want to do. By today I was ready to try to sneak out there with my pads on, but they decided to let me practice.''
He didn't make it through the entire two-hour session - he spent the final hour with ice on his knee, but he was encourag...