On multiple occasions this season, the Lions — and particularly center Dominic Raiola — have taken issue with reports citing an anonymous NFL general manager ripping the team. Whoever that anonymous general manager was, Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman says it wasn’t him.
Spielman was asked on Sunday before the Vikings met the Lions if he was the one who made the comments, and he said he was not.
“No, no, no – absolutely,” Spielman said, via the Lions’ website. “If I have something to say, I’ll put my name on it.”
The Lions fell to 4-5 with Sunday’s loss, which suggests that the anonymous executive who was quoted early this season as saying the Lions aren’t as good as they think they are may have had a fair point. But Spielman doesn’t need to say anything about the Lions, publicly or anonymously. The Vikings beat the Lions twice this season, so if Spielman wants to say anything about the Lions, all he has to do is point to the scoreboard.