Found July 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
With Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, there's denial. He's not making excuses. His drops and fumbles were a significant part of the Lions' slide last season that ended with a 4-12 record and an eight-game losing streak, and he knows it. "By far, the most frustrating year that I've had," Pettigrew said. "You guys know why. You've seen the negative stuff that I did. "There was some positive, but to me, the negatives really kind of stick out. It just got me last year." Pettigrew doesn't hide from his failures when he's asked about them. Otherwise, though, he says he's moved on. "I'm over last season," he insisted. "I'm focused on what I need to correct." Pettigrew, 28, is entering a crucial contract year personally. His original rookie deal - five years for 5.1 million after being the No. 20 pick overall in 2009 coming out of Oklahoma State - expires after this coming season. Whether ...

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Lions DC Gunther Cunningham isn't losing any sleep over defending the read-option: ‘I think we all understand what the issues are and how to play it’

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Lions’ Nate Burleson healthy and ready to contribute

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