Found December 09, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Take it from Barry Sanders. Its important to learn how to win -- and its important to learn how to deal with success. As the Lions try to get their performance and attitude on track for a playoff push in the last four games, the incomparable running back who played 10 seasons with the Lions has weighed in with some advice and his perspective. As one might expect, Sanders does not see gloom and doom for the Lions as they continue their playoff push in Sundays game against the Vikings at Ford Field. This is a young team, Sanders said in a radio interview Thursday night on WJR (760 AM) in Detroit. Youre learning how to win and learning how to handle success. Those are two different things. There are still a lot of things to learn in that locker room. The Lions were regarded as one of the NFLs rising young teams when they started the season with a 5-0 record. Theyve dropped to 7-5, and their image has been marred by their on-field conduct. Ndamukong Suh was suspended two games for...

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