Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Fairley’s absence was related to an injury, one that evidently necessitated surgery.
The Lions have characterized the move as a strategy to get more out of Fairley, who has a reputation for playing incredibly well in some moments and performing marginally in others.
Calling the NFL to discuss penalties is nothing new. This time, though, Jim Schwartz expects more of a concession than an explanation.
As far as whether Sitton’s comments spurned that choice, Mosley said, “Nah, not at all.” Then he winked.
“If you told us at the beginning of the season we’d be first place in Thanksgiving we’d have five games to play, an opportunity to go win our division, I think we’d relish that opportunity,” Schwartz added, “and we’re going to.”
“It is my ninth year, and I can say in my years, I’ve never seen this,” Mosley said. “Never.”
This time, it is not Ndamukong Suh being fined – at least not so far.
One the most menacing units in the NFL, the Detroit Lions defensive line has many scratching their heads as to why it is not racking up more sacks.
Despite the solid performance and all the turnovers forced, Schwartz still seemed peeved after the game – understandable enough considering the Lions had a 40-16 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter and ended up winning just 40-32.
“The belly just overcame everything,” Suh said, laughing.