Caldwell Says Matthew Stafford Was ‘At The Front Of The Line’ Of Cars After Detroit Bridge Collapse; Other Coaches Passed It Shortly Before
“He always gets in here really early as well,” Caldwell added. “But no [players or coaches] had any injuries or things of that nature … If that happened at rush hour, that would have been really difficult, so thank the Lord that most people came away safely.”
“Our points will come, our yards will come, our stats will come, our numbers will be there,” Lions guard Rob Sims said.
Caldwell said Fauria’s injury happened at home.
“I’m optimistic,” Caldwell said, “about where we are and what it looks like for us here going forward.”
Spending three years coaching Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts gave Jim Caldwell plenty of experience leading a team built around a high-powered offense.
“We haven’t arrived,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said, “but I think our guys, in this particular game, we were headed in the right direction.”
“If they rob him of the Pro Bowl, I might go to the NFL office myself and figure out what’s going on,” linebacker Stephen Tulloch said.
“As long as we don’t give up big play touchdowns,” said defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, “we should have an opportunity to win.”
Against Nelson, the most the Lions can do is try to slow him down and prevent any game-wrecking plays, coordinator Teryl Austin said.
Jim Caldwell does not buy the narrative that Matthew Stafford has been forcing the ball to superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson.