ALLEN PARK, Mich. Criticism comes in many forms for NFL teams with playoff expectations who start 1-3.
For the Detroit Lions, the latest was delivered by an anonymous NFL general managers quotes in a story in Pro Football Weekly.
The GM reportedly had particularly negative words for coach Jim Schwartz, general manager Martin Mayhew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and defensive end Cliff Avril.
Lions center Dominic Raiola took it all very personal.
If they had any balls, theyd say who they were, Raiola said of the anonymous GM. Thats kind of like a coward statement to me. Anonymous, thats kind of whack.
That fires me up. Thats taking a shot at the Lions organization. That aint right. Im going to say F em. I cant say the word. But Ill say F em.
If you dont take that personal, youre in the wrong place. They (Schwartz and Mayhew) work hard putting the right talent on the field. They bust their ass doing this.
Its on us to have their back. The best way to have their back is on ...