ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- FOX analyst Brian Billick, a former Super Bowl-winning coach, watched the Detroit Lions give up two punt returns and two kick returns for touchdowns in the last two games and came to a harsh conclusion.
Billick believes too many of the Lions special-teams players simply dont have what it takes.
Playing special teams is all about 'want to,' and the Lions dont appear to have enough players with that type of mentality, Billick wrote in a piece on FoxSports.com.
Danny Crossman, the Lions special-teams coordinator, disagrees with Billicks assessment.
I dont think thats a problem, Crossman said. Thats what Brian Billick says. I dont concern myself with what other people say.
John Wendling, one of the Lions special-teams captains, does think its a problem. He was asked, Is there enough 'want to'?
I dont think so, Wendling answered. No, there isnt enough. We need that. Thats what I think were missing.
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