By: Mike Sullivan

1. Brady Hoke hasn’t had fun this season: “It’s been an enjoyable year… No not really. It is what it is. Leadership is supposed to be hard. There’s worse things that can happen in this world than going through some tough things from a professional or team stand point.”

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2. Ndamukong Suh is an introvert who doesn’t talk trash: “Me and Tom Brady have had conversations after games, before games, I have ultimate respect for him. I don’t talk trash. I’m an introvert, so I don’t really speak much.”

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3. Calvin Johnson on what’s wrong with the Lions offense: “It’s just a matter of execution. There’s times where we get penalties that negate drives. There’s a lot of different variables that go into why we’re not as productive as we want to be.”

4. ESPN MLB expert Peter Gammons thinks Max Scherzer will be a Tiger next season: (During rapid fire on CBS Sports Radio Morning Show) “I think that he ends up back in Detroit.”

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5. James Ihedigbo isn’t afraid of the Patriots: “We’re not going into this game with a mindset of ‘oh they’re unbeatable and do everything so amazing.’ We are the number one defense. We’ve earned that. Respect is not given in this league, it’s earned. So we’ve earned that. It’s one of those games where you gotta play like it.”