The Patriots put backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to finish the blowout when Houston sacked him for a huge loss when the game was already out of hand. Houston proceeded to do the same celebration as Tulloch, with the same result.
In eight previous seasons, Tulloch had never missed a game.
When I saw the way Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch was injuried on Sunday, I couldn’t help but to think of similar injuries to former kicker Bill Gramatica and former Lions quarterback Gus Frerrote.
“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.”
Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch has left Detroit’s game against Green Bay in the first quarter after he appeared to injure his knee celebrating a sack.
“Something might be a catalyst, another teammate, but I think in this particular case, it’s up to Nick. He’s the guy that’s going to make the difference.”
Stephen Tulloch said fans can expect to see a better defense in 2014 than they saw in 2013.
As far as whether negotiations will cease upon the start of the regular season, the coach said he did not know the specific arrangements.
“This gives us an opportunity to take some of our fans on the road and make some new fans and do so on an international stage,” Lewand said.
Stephen Tulloch responded vaguely to many questions about the night of Nate Burleson’s car crash, but on one topic he was perfectly clear.