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Nate Burleson: We shouldn’t be thinking about playoffs

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Earlier this week, Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson met a homeless man who told him that the Lions were a “sorry” team.

Burleson said he understood where the man was coming from and seemed to channel those feelings when he was asked about the Lions’ chances of making the playoffs on Wednesday. Burleson didn’t go full Mora in his response to the question, but made it clear that the Lions can’t be thinking about the postseason right now.

What should they be thinking about? Burleson took a page from Allen Iverson’s book on that one.

“We’re not even thinking about the postseason,” Burleson said, via “With coming off a loss, making the mistakes we just talked about, we shouldn’t even be thinking about the playoffs. We should be thinking about practice.”

The Lions should be able to pinpoint the biggest reason for losing three of their last four games fairly easily. They’ve turned the ball over 16 times in those games, handing opponents chance after chance to put points on the board. Whatever else they practice, holding onto the ball should be priority one on Monday night against the Ravens.

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7 Responses to “Nate Burleson: We shouldn’t be thinking about playoffs”
  1. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 12, 2013 9:39 AM

    That would be more the anti-Iverson book.

  2. daysend564 says: Dec 12, 2013 10:33 AM

    Burleson needs to be thinking about catching a pass or two.

  3. purpleguy says: Dec 12, 2013 11:08 AM

    Once again, when the Detroit media is scheduled to interview Lions’ players, does the rest of the team hide in the trainer’s room and push Burleson out into the lockeroom alone?

  4. dtownsportslions says: Dec 12, 2013 11:22 AM

    Just win. Just win boys.

  5. thetruthcampaign says: Dec 12, 2013 11:22 AM

    For sure. Hold onto the ball, and throw to Calvin Johnson. Then, you win.

  6. mrwalterisgod says: Dec 12, 2013 11:27 AM

    That’s because you aren’t going to the playoffs. Schwartz and that staff are a joke. So much talent yet so much inconsistency.

  7. ocdn says: Dec 12, 2013 11:41 AM

    Amazing. Everytime the word playoff starts floating around, this organization starts to melt down. At 6-3 with the other teams starting QB’s out, the division was the Lions for the taking. Maybe it’s because the 2013 Lions calendar has Titus Young’s picture on the month of December and they’re going to fade away this month the way he did. I hope not.

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