The Lions were calling each other out and doing things that losing teams do after they were embarrassed on Thanksgiving again.
Quarterback Shaun Hill, who has played decently since Matthew Stafford’s shoulder can’t stay intact, has a beef not with the Lions, but with the Patriots.
Here is what he had to say:
During the second quarter, Hill ran a quarterback sneak from the Pats’ 2-yard line and extended his arms toward the goal line. He had been playing with a fracture in his non-throwing forearm suffered against the Giants five weeks ago and said he felt someone in the scrum trying to work over his limb on Sunday.
“That’s why I eventually gave up the ball,” Hill said, according to Mlive.com. “Somebody was down there [in the pile] literally trying to break my arm, which is already broken. Literally, trying. And, uh, y’know, I guess [it] wasn’t seen [by officials].”
The Patriots had no comment on the accusation. Hill didn’t score on the play but picked up a first down, and the Lions punched it in the next play. Detroit won that battle but lost the war 45-24.
It isn’t unusual for some extracurricular activities to be going down during a quarterback sneak. I don’t know if someone on the Patriots were really trying to break his arm or were just trying to get the ball free.
The Lions and Hill should be more concerned about being 5-46 since 2007.