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Lions notes: Former NFL players have unflattering things to say about the Lions

Super Bowl week gives media access to a lot of previously unavailable former players. Here's what those guys had to say about the Lions.

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The entire week leading up to the Super Bowl leaves plenty of former NFL players and officials available to the media. For local beat writers, that means picking the brains of NFL legends about the current team they cover. So here is a non-exhaustive list of what NFL players past and present are saying about the Detroit Lions.

  • Steve Young on what he'd be doing to get Calvin Johnson back to Detroit:
  • Kurt Warner's kids are adorable:
  • Nate Burleson had an extensive three-minute interview about his time playing alongside Megatron. 

  • Former Dallas Cowboys players had several unflattering things to say about the Lions, which I may or may not get into later in the week:
  • To be fair, Deion Sanders is a big fan of Darius Slay:
  • J.J. Watt likes Ziggy Ansah:
  • Golden Tate confirms what anyone who has been paying attention already knows:
  • Stepping away from Super Bowl media quotes, the NFL will be instituting a "Rooney Rule" for women.

  • Add Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks to the list of athletes helping out in Flint:

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