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07:18 AM ET 11.26 | On Sunday after losing to the Buccaneers, both Reggie Bush and Nate Burleson mentioned a call for a players-only meeting. They obviously didn't run that idea past the quarterback ahead of time. Matthew Stafford said not only was there no players-only meeting Monday, one wasn't necessary. "This is a team I've been around for a while and we have strong leaders on this team," he said. "We can get it taken care of just in the individual groups. We have leaders at every position." The feeling was -- and it was echoed by coach Jim Schwartz -- that things like players-only meetings are an indication of panic. The Lions, Stafford said, are far from panicking. "Guys know what it takes to win in this league and what a fine margin it is," Stafford said. "There is no offensive, defensive or special teams overhaul needed."

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November 26, 2013  07:31 AM ET

Losing to Tampa at home doesn't set off the panic alarm? B'bye!!!

November 26, 2013  07:47 AM ET

So the locker room is so disfunctional that the players cannot agree if they need to take themselves out to the woodshed. Can't wait for Thursday. Go Flynn!

November 26, 2013  07:54 AM ET

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the Lion sleeps tonight.

Bad idea, Lion. Stay up all night studying the ways of the Mighty Flynn.

November 26, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Haha, they can't even get a consensus on whether to have a meeting. Never heard that one before...

November 26, 2013  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the Lion sleeps tonight.Bad idea, Lion. Stay up all night studying the ways of the Mighty Flynn.

Yep... Flynn wore them out the last time they faced each other; he threw for 480 yards and 6 TDs.

November 26, 2013  08:25 AM ET

As long as Matthew Stafford (legend in his own mind) and Jim Schwartz (legend in his own mind), are leading this team there will be a mess.

November 26, 2013  08:29 AM ET

"We have leaders at every position" Maybe that's the point. To many Chief's not enough Indians.

November 26, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

As long as Matthew Stafford (legend in his own mind) and Jim Schwartz (legend in his own mind), are leading this team there will be a mess.

I don't mind.

November 26, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"We have leaders at every position" Maybe that's the point. To many Chief's not enough Indians.

Right. Every "leader" wants to call his own meeting. They do where I work, anyway.

November 26, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Right. Every "leader" wants to call his own meeting. They do where I work, anyway.

Mine's is by the water cooler.

November 26, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Losing to Tampa at home doesn't set off the panic alarm? B'bye!!!

Not to mention 4 int's against that vaunted Bucs defense that was missing Goldshon and Revis.

November 26, 2013  08:58 AM ET

When a team like the Lions is in first place in late November, and the AFC is full of 5-6 teams that would be a wild card if the season ended today, then it is the League offices that should have a meeting.

November 26, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Stafford has neen Schwartzed'!!!

November 26, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Stafford has been Schwartzed!!!

November 26, 2013  09:34 AM ET

After watching that game on Sunday, there should be a meeting of some kind with those guys. When Pettigrew ducked out of the way to avoid a pass from Stafford and that results in an INT. Calvin bobbles a catch that results in an INT. Durham tries to imitate a game of hot potato with the ball instead of just falling out of bounds...results in a lost fumble. Concentration on the Lions part was extremely lacking and appeared to have taken the Bucs lightly. MAybe someone should step up and light a fire in these guys butts. But then again, it's the Lions and the annual collapse has commenced.

November 26, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Stafford has neen Schwartzed'!!!

Is that like being neutered?

November 26, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

When a team like the Lions is in first place in late November, and the AFC is full of 5-6 teams that would be a wild card if the season ended today, then it is the League offices that should have a meeting.

wouldn't they have to admit there is a downside to 'parity'? probably not likely to happen, but it does speak volumes about where the league is these days.

November 26, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Is that like being neutered?

pretty much!!

November 26, 2013  10:00 AM ET

"Guys know what it takes to win in this league..."

Who on the Lions roster has ever won anything???

 
November 26, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

"Guys know what it takes to win in this league..."Who on the Lions roster has ever won anything???

They know what it takes, they just don't have what it takes.

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