A seven-year veteran, Forte has racked up 932 yards on 230 carries this season.
Austin smiled at the question of whether he would be interested in the Michigan job.
“I wouldn’t allow that,” Lombardi said with a smile.
“He deserves a lot of credit,” safety James Ihedigbo said.
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.”
Against Nelson, the most the Lions can do is try to slow him down and prevent any game-wrecking plays, coordinator Teryl Austin said.
“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.”
“We’ll be able to check with the doctors after today’s practice,” Caldwell said. “Hopefully he’ll be able to get some snaps.”
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin explained Wednesday why he demoted Nick Fairley from his role of starting defensive tackle.
Stephen Tulloch said fans can expect to see a better defense in 2014 than they saw in 2013.