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Jim Schwartz Monday Press Conference Recap, Week 16: Despite Problems, Season Isn’t a Failure

December 23rd, 2013 at 2:59 PM
By Max DeMara

After yet another disastrous loss eliminated the Detroit Lions from playoff contention, head coach Jim Schwartz has become quite embattled over the past 24 hours. Regardless, Schwartz took to the podium for the second to last time this year and tried to make sense of the season.

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Despite the finish, Schwartz declined to call the season a failure, saying the team has lost too many close games for that to be the case. Schwartz also discussed the problems of Matthew Stafford, explained turnovers and didn't apologize for his negative interactions with booing fans. Regardless, don't expect Schwartz to listen to criticism, explain his personal discussions with Martin Mayhew or quit on preparing his team to win the season's last game against the Minnesota Vikings. Here's more from an interesting Monday press conference.

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service, we had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner play and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, I said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but (turnovers) are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word "failure," I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything, whether it's been a meeting with the player, staff or coaches, I don't get into the reality T.V. segment. There's been nothing different."

What Needs To Be Fixed With Mathew Stafford? "Well like I said, I think there were times during this run where he was overly aggressive, he'd tell you the same. That's tough considering you have Calvin Johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus-20 (yard passing plays) in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. His preparation has been outstanding, and over the course of time, his talent will show."

Did You Agree With Kurt Warner's Assessment Of Matthew Stafford? "A lot of ex-players have an opinion. That's his. I didn't hear what he said. I think we've seen the same from Warren Sapp being critical of (Ndamukong) Suh. A lot of guys make their living talking about the NFL. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. A lot has to do with his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. Nothing will feel good coming off a loss."

What Does Your 29-50 Record Mean? "What I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if I want to go there. I know where we were when I took over, and I know where we are now. You know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think there is any question about that. Last year we had injuries. We've battled every single game, and haven't come up with enough to be wins."

How Does Your Uncertain Job Status Affect The Players? "You know, players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. They're one play away from being cut or all those other things. Last year we had 23 guys who were UFA's at the end of the year. Our players understand that part of the business. I don't think it's affected their preparation. They've come ready to play."

What's Left To Play For In The Final Week? "I do think that there is something left to be accomplished and it's to win a game. To go into the offseason with a win would sort of make us feel a lot better. it wouldn't be the same as 2010 where we went in with four straight wins. You only play 16 of them. We're going to try and win."

What Can The Team Do To Get Over The Hump? "That comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to personnel, execution of personnel, maybe that's a bad way of saying that. (Laughter). It comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, protecting the football. In every one of those situations we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. We believe in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it."

Do You Pay Attention To The Criticism? "I don't think anyone cares about that. I don't read any of it, I don't listen to the radio. I'm saying I have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stuff that is other than your work, you get off the right track. I think with fan reaction, media, whatever else, you can feel too good and too bad about yourself, this business is a lot of highs and a lot of lows. I try to balance this. I 'd rather not get into my family. We're in too much a public setting to do that."

What Is Christmas Like In The House Of An NFL Coach? "What is Christmas is going to be like? Christmas is going to have light practice, guys will have a chance to be off Christmas morning and we're preparing for a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunities to get to prepare, but the personal side, I'd rather not get into that."

On The Interaction With Booing Fans: "Well first of all, I don't think anyone is going to hear me if I say "why are you booing us?"  We had four seconds in the second quarter. They pay money, they want to see us try to make a play. In my mind you hear people boo and you say "jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball (in that situation)?" You can't be influenced by the crowd. Our fans have been great for us. The were into the game. It was more just directed, it was a situation we've had similar times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasn't a slight to our fans. I appreciate our fans."

So, No Regrets On The Fan Interaction? "I should have kept it in my mind, saying "jeez, why is someone booing. Don't they know the situation?"

Max DeMara is the managing editor of Lions 101. You can find him on this site's Twitter @detroitlions101

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

 booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staff or coaches, I don't get into the reality T.V. segment. There's been nothing different."

What Needs To Be Fixed With Mathew Stafford? "Well like I said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggressive, he'd tell you the same. That's tough considering you have Calvin Johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20 (yard passing plays) in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. is prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

 booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

 booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staff or coaches, I don't get into the reality T.V. segment. There's been nothing different."

What Needs To Be Fixed With Mathew Stafford? "Well like I said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggressive, he'd tell you the same. That's tough considering you have Calvin Johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20 (yard passing plays) in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. His preparation has been outstanding, and over the course of time, his talent will show."

Did You Agree With Kurt Warner's Assessment Of Matthew Stafford? "A lot of ex-players have an opinion. That's his. I didn't hear what he said. I think we've seen the same from Warren Sapp being critical of Ndamukong Suh. A lot of guys make their living talking about the NFL. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. A lot has to do with his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. Nothing will feel good coming off a loss."

What Does Your 29-50 Record Mean? "What I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there. I know where we were when i took over, and I know where we are now. You know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think there is any question about that. Last year we had injuries. We've battled every single game, and haven't come up with enough to be wins."

How Does Your Job Status Affect The Players? "You know, players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. They're one play away from being cut or all those other things. Last year we had 23 guys who were UFA's at the end of the year. Our players understand that part of the business. I don't think it's affected their preparation. They've come ready to play."

What's Left To Play For In The Final Week? "I do think that there is something left to be accomplished and it's to win a game. To go into the offseason with a win would sort of make us feel a lot better. it wouldn't be the same as 2010 where we went in with four straight wins. You only play 16 of them. We're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is the definton of " is" as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

What Can The Team Do To Get Over The Hump? "That comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to personnel, execution of personnel, maybe that's a bad way of saying that. It comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, protecting the football. In every one of those situations we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. We believe in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it."

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

 booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

 booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staff or coaches, I don't get into the reality T.V. segment. There's been nothing different."

What Needs To Be Fixed With Mathew Stafford? "Well like I said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggressive, he'd tell you the same. That's tough considering you have Calvin Johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20 (yard passing plays) in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. is prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

 booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

 booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? Has That Been The Team's Biggest Problem? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme defensively, turnovers come. Offensively, I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to (Joseph) Fauria, that was designed to someone else. He threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Particularly recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

If Making Playoffs Is Having Success And Missing Them Is Failure, Where Is Your Team? Are They Actually A Failure? "When I hear the word failure, I think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about our team. I'm still proud of our team. They come to battle and we come up a play short. if someone else wants to term that as a failure, that's their right. I'm a half full guy."

Have You Spoken To General Manager Martin Mayhew Regarding Your Job? "I talk to Martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about, we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

On Dorin Dickerson's Injury. Did He Have A Concussion? "Our trainers did say during the game he said he had been hit. It's hard to read too much into those because some things look honest. You have to have your players report those. Your trainers don't see everything. We'll get him looked at and evaluated. I don't know if there was nothing that led us to believe that he was concussed."

Could Calvin Johnson Be Shut Down This Week? "We'll see where he is this week when it gets to Sunday. I think every one of our players, all 53, are competitors and want to play. He's no different. I think the injuries aren't things that could be made wore by going in the game, even though his mobility and speed were affected. He's a competitor. if there's no reason to get him out there, we'll have him in there."

How Did Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green Play? "When those guys got pressed into service. We had some trouble getting them into the game early. They had success on third down but we got into a groove and played football in the second half. We got them stopped, and you can't do that without good corner and Jonte and Chris got them in the game. There were some things they could do better, but they gave us a chance through that second half and into overtime, even Don Carey."

It's Almost Time To Judge The Team's full Body Of Work. Would You Characterize The Team As A Failure? "I wouldn't, I mean we didn't make the playoffs and that's obviously anyone's goal when they go in. We didn't achieve that. I wouldn't be as strong to call it a failure. Maybe the halfway point, i said the tale of this team would be the second half, and we've come up short plenty of times. It's been a case of close but no cigar. We've come up short and as a result, we're not a playoff team."

What Has Gone Wrong With Turnovers Over The Second Half? "I do agree because we were saying that early in the season. We made a point of being good with turnovers. If you stick to the scheme turnovers come. I don't think that (first interception) was a bad decision by Matt, the one to Joseph Fauria, that was designed to someone else. he threw the ball high and outside to the outside of the defender. What I'm trying to say is he wasn't careless. Partciualry recently, they weren't bad decisions, but thy are the number one determiner of wins and losses in the NFL."

if playoffs are succes "When i hear the word failrue i think nothing goes right. I don't feel that about ou team. I'm still rpud of our team they come to battle and we come up a play short. if somone esle ants to ter mthat as a failure i'm a half full guy.

"i talk to martin every day. I think if we want those conversations to be talked about we'd have both of us at the podium at the same time. Anything ,whether it's been a meeting with the player, staffo coaches, I don't get into the reality tevlveiosn segemnt. There's been nothing different 

on stafford. what needs to be fied "Well like i said, i think there were times during this run where he was overly aggrssive, he'd tell you the same. that's tough considering you have caliving johnson and you put the ball up and he can get it but not all will turn out like that. We didn't get any plus 20's in the game and it takes patience to do that. I don't think that he needs anything other than to keep playing. Weather youhether you have a slump in free throws or batting, whatever, you have to stick with the fundamentals. his prepartation has been outstanding. and over the course of time his talent will show.

a lot of ex players have an opinion. that's his. I didn't hear wha ht he said. I think we've seen the same from warren sapp being critical of suh,. a lot of guys make their living talking about the nfl. He's done a nice job avoiding sacks. a lot has to do hwith his footwork, everything else. I think the bottom line is 7-8, and we're not happy with things when we're 7-8. None will feel good coming off a loss.

on your 29-50 record um, I don't know, that's not for me to decide. I don't know if i want to go there I know where we were when i took over, an d i know here we are now. you know we've come up short the last two years. I don't think thereis any question about that. last year we had injuries. we've battled every signe game, haven't come up with enough to be wins."

job situation with plyers "you know players are used to dealing with stuff like that every day. they're one play away from being cut or all those other things. last year we had 23 guys who were UFA ant the end of the year. our players understand that part of the business. i don't think its affected their preparation. they'eve come ready to play."

i do think that there is something left to be accomplished and its to win a game. to go into the offseason with a win would soty of make us feel a lot better. it wouldnt be the same as 2010 where we went in wih 4 straight wins. you only play 16 of them. we're going to try and win."

we're into parcing bill clinton. what is is as a head coachc, i have ha rd time going into ou locker room an calling them a failure. we haven't accomplished what we want to acchomplish i'll leave it at that."

what can the team do to get over the hump "that comes down to a lot of different things, it comes down to perssonell, execution of personnel, maye that's a bad way of saying that. it comes down to situational football, it comes down to fundamentals, prodecting the football. in every one of those situatoion,s we haven't been totally lacking, but we've been inconsistent. we bleive in what we do and our players and we are going to keep working for it.

i think you saw how close everything was this year. it's been a battle the whole season and we've been right in that mi. when you look at it that way ,we're not that far.to be a consiseny playoff team is the question everyone is trying to do that. i don't think we're different 

ho have questions "i dont think anyone cares about that. i dont read any onf it i on't isten to the radio. i'm saying i have other work to do, if you get bogged down on stff that is other thn your work, you get off the right track. i think with fan reaction, media , whatever esle you can eel too good and too bad about yourself, this buinsess is a lot o highs an a lot of lows. i try to balance this. I 'd rther not get inot my family. we're in too much a public building

christmas "what christmas is like, christmas is going to have light pracitces, guys will have a chance to be off christmas morning and we're preparing a game against the Minnesota Vikings. There's not a whole lot of opportunitiyies to get ot prepare. but the presonal side, i'd rather not get into that. 

i haven't seen that. our nthusians is up when we win. You want your players booing fans "well frst of all, i don't think anyne is going to hear me isf i say why are you booing us ? we had four seconds in the second wuarter. they pay money they ant o o see us try to make a play. in my mind yo hear people boo and you asay jeez, you want us to throw a deep ball you an't be infuenced by ythe crowd. our fans have been great for us. the were into the gameit was more just direced, it was a situation we've had simirt times in the past where we've broken free and had a shot at a field goal or a shot at the end zone end zone. it wasnt' a slight to our fans i appreciate our fansfans.

no regrets "i should have keept it in my mind sayinf jeez, why is somone booing. dont they kno the 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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