The Lions have lost two straight games, dropping them from sole possession of first place in the NFC North back into a tie with the Bears.
Running back Reggie Bush reacted to the second straight loss on Sunday by suggesting that the team needed to hold a players-only meeting. Bush said that players needed to “really dig deep inside and find out what we’re made of” with five games left to play this season.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford doesn’t think the Lions need to hold any meetings, however. He said the team’s veteran leaders had to be sure that younger players weren’t overreacting to the losses, but that things have not become such a crisis
“This is a team I’ve been around awhile and we have strong leaders on this team who can get it taken care of just in individual groups and we’ve got leaders at every position,” Stafford said, via the Detroit Free Press. “And guys know what it takes to win in this league and what a fine margin it is. There is no offensive, defensive, special-teams overhaul needed. We’ve got to go out and just play a little bit better than we’ve been playing.”
The Lions don’t have to wait long to see if they can play a little bit better as they are back on the field against the Packers on Thursday afternoon. If they don’t, there might be more calls for players-only meetings because time would be running short for the Lions to find their game.