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Pat Caputo-Lions Nate Burleson: Innocent Or Insensitive Comment About Detroit Area?

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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02: Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a second quarter first down catch while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 02: Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a second quarter first down catch while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions’ wide receiver Nate Burleson’s comments about Detroit are not appreciated at face value. He said of the Lions’ lockout workouts to a Seattle television station: “Seeing about 35 guys there working out — this time of year, in Detroit is not the most desirable place, so you got guys flying in, paying for their own hotel, paying for rental cars — so that just kind of shows the dedication and really the direction of our team right now.”

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