"We cannot relent this week vs. Detroit. Last year, the Lions snapped a 19-game losing streak with their 19-14 win in week 3. The loss still stings today. Unfortunately, it caused our season to spin out of control after a cascade of criticism from the media and fans. We couldn' t block out the devastating loss and my teammates stopped believing in each other.
This year is different. The players on this team have displayed the heart and drive necessary to win from day one. We have a new coaching staff and new blood. Everyone has put their egos aside and has decided to play as one. The Lions will see a different team on Sunday."