Many Detroit Lions fans have lost hope for the 2020 season, but cornerback Desmond Trufant is still giving it his all.
It’s not unusual for players to maintain a positive outlook despite losing records, especially in front of the media, but Trufant gave more than your typical “we have to work harder” answer when asked where the team’s heading. He argued there’s still a lotta football left in the season.
“We still got eight games so I mean, it’s still all in front of us. Obviously we’re not where we wanna be but we still can get there — we still can finish this thing right. We’ve got two more quarters of the season, so we’ve gotta turn it around starting this week,” he said.
Trufant has missed a chunk of playing time this season with a hamstring injury, returning to the field on Sunday for the first time since Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. The veteran remains hopeful the Lions have a chance to right the ship.
“We’re going to get back to work. We’re never going to fold. We’re never going to give up. We’re going to keep pushing no matter what the situation,” Trufant said.
Let’s hope the positive mindset pays off.
Watch the entire interview below:
And onto the rest of your notes.
- Shawn Windsor for the Detroit Free Press explains how the Vikings loss may have signaled the beginning of the end for Matt Patricia’s time in Detroit.
- Sports Illustrated’s Connor Orr agrees — the Lions have no identity and the end may be near.
- A second piece from Windsor on how Matthew Stafford can’t continue to carry the misery of the Lions.
- A reflection from the Freep’s Dave Birkett as he watches Tua Tagovailoa shine for the Miami Dolphins. “It’s hard not to look at what’s happening on South Beach right now and think this should be the Lions.”
- John Maakaron for Sports Illustrated’s AllLions issues some understandably brutal grades for the Lions defense.