Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 7/1/13
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 the Lions make re-signing him a priority, and for how much, will be largely determine...
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