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DeAndre Levy thinks Lions got caught looking ahead

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The Lions were eliminated from the playoff hunt in humiliating fashion on Sunday when they failed to protect their home field against a bad Giants team and lost 23-20 in overtime.

That made five losses in six games for the Lions, so it’s not like the need to play better came out of left field in Detroit. Despite the fact that the Lions had no future without a win on Sunday, linebacker DeAndre Levy said that he thinks the team got caught looking past the Giants.

“I think we just got ahead of ourselves and we created a situation,” Levy said, via MLive.com. “I think we thought, being in the position we were in, we thought it would be handed to us. As players, we’ve got to tighten up, we’ve got to approach every game one game at a time.”

Levy also said he felt the team’s veteran leaders were responsible for the team’s lack of focus in Week 16. It’s a similar note to the one that running back Reggie Bush sounded last week about the team’s lack of discipline falling on players instead of on coach Jim Schwartz. The loyalty is all well and good, but things like discipline and focus very much fall into the column of a head coach’s responsibility. That would explain why Schwartz’s future in Detroit looks bleak with one game left in the season.

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16 Responses to “DeAndre Levy thinks Lions got caught looking ahead”
  1. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 23, 2013 9:39 AM

    Yeah that’s it.

  2. lionsmark09 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:41 AM

    Fire him today.

  3. jbusch415 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:41 AM

    Bye Schwartz…we need a real coach

  4. crubenst says: Dec 23, 2013 9:42 AM

    Please don’t fire Schwartz. The rest of us won’t have a shot to win it all if that team gets a real coach.

  5. polegojim says: Dec 23, 2013 9:45 AM

    WHAT???

    Levy… you got caught looking DOWN and BEHIND, not ahead… you had nothing to look ahead to!!!

    You got caught not finishing your business… again.

    You played bad football. You blew it, period.

  6. hurricanes88 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:47 AM

    Fire him today. The re-hire him and fire him AGAIN!!

    SMFH

  7. realfootballfan says: Dec 23, 2013 9:48 AM

    Ahead to what? The off-season, to a new coach? Seriously, what were they looking ahead to?

  8. pdkknelson says: Dec 23, 2013 9:58 AM

    FIRE GYM SHORTS!

  9. lionsfan41582 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:59 AM

    i’ve been a schwartz supporter since he came to detroit. but after the last two seasons i think its time to move on. he doesn’t instill disapline and i keep seeing the same penalties and mistakes week after week. time for new blood. ford jr you need to fire him today. lets start looking for his replacement. let gunth take the reigns for the last game then let scott go after our last game. i like gunthers def but the rest of our coaching staff needs to go.

  10. Stupid Lions Fan says: Dec 23, 2013 10:04 AM

    The division was gift-wrapped for us, placed on our doorstep, with instructions on how to open it… and then Gym Shorts and Co. STILL couldn’t get it done. If we can win the division this year with Rodgers out, we never will. FIRE that guy in 6 days.

  11. norseyapper says: Dec 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    But remember, Schwartz told us just last week that this is “the hand that was dealt them,” that it isn’t any of there doing.
    By the way, I wonder how many of those 20 nameless teams that Schwartz said lusted to trade places with Detroit would still feel that way?
    In a division with no reasonable competition you have a team with talent, even super stars, on both sides of the ball but they can’t find a way to get it done.
    The definition of underachiever.

  12. bennyb82 says: Dec 23, 2013 10:10 AM

    I know how he feels. I am always looking forward to next season with this team.

  13. icanspeel says: Dec 23, 2013 10:17 AM

    Normally I am not quick to solely blame the coach, but the Lions have so much talent, yet always seem unprepared or undisciplined so blame has to fall to the coach.

  14. bunjy96 says: Dec 23, 2013 10:33 AM

    Lions aren’t the only ones.

  15. tshirttom says: Dec 23, 2013 12:09 PM

    The season of should of, could of, would of ….is nearing the end and hopefully the Schwartz era as well. I now wonder if Shawn Hill played QB if we would have won more games. Stafford needs a good QB coach. Please Santa make this go away and bring us a team with some spunk.

  16. joec14 says: Dec 24, 2013 6:33 AM

    Looking ahead to the Vikings???
    A team that you think you can beat?
    You couldn’t beat the Lions team that went 0-16.

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