“You’ve never heard me ever use the term ‘decoy,'” Caldwell said.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell would not provide specifics about his hour-long talk with Matt Prater, but he said he believes in second chances.
“You know I don’t talk about injuries unless a guy is going to miss the year, and unfortunately that’s Derrick Green. He broke his clavicle late in the football game.”
Johnson had 19 catches for 329 yards in Detroit’s first three games. In the last two weeks, he has caught just three passes for 19 yards.
Stafford completed 18 of 31 passes, had to scramble frequently, threw an interception and took six sacks.
Levy said he decided about two years ago that he wanted to be more than just another NFL player.
Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, the top two wide receivers for the Detroit Lions, both missed some practice time this week due to injuries.
Jim Caldwell has zero interest in projecting whether the Lions can finish the season strong after winning three of their first four games.
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.