FROM THE TWITTER-VERSE
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Tough loss today. Very bitter sour taste in my mouth right now about this one! Gonna fix this ASAP!—
Reggie Bush(@ReggieBush) September 16, 2013
Tough loss today! Got 14 more opportunities to get wins!! The grind for perfection will not stop!!—
Glover QuinJr (@GloverQuin27) September 16, 2013
Tough loss today but we will learn from this and come back stronger! Don't stop believing! #lions—
Travis Lewis(@TravisLewis28) September 15, 2013
FROM THE PODIUM
"All injuries are a big concern. We'll just wait and see with the test and everything else. But he dealt good enough that we were able to put him back in the game. He didn't feel good enough that he was able to finish the game, so I think you need to consider both of those things." -- Head coach Jim Schwartz on his level of concern regarding Reggie Bush's knee injury.
"That's always a tough situation when you get roughed and then you've got to come back and make the next field goal. But they didn't call roughing, they called running into the kicker, which didn't give us a first down and he had to get right back out there and go. That's a tough situation, but I don't think there was an issue after that, he was just a little bit shaken up." -- Schwartz on whether K
"He was trying to run to the sticks. It is a play we have been running with great success all game and the guy made a good play. He caught him, tackled him right as he caught it. Nate ran a great route, got separation. The guy made a good play." -- QB
"Our confidence is high. We had some adversity, obviously had too many penalties again. One took away a turnover, had a couple other ones that were big and crucial and still had a chance to win the game at the end of the game. That’s all you can ask for in this league." -- Stafford on how the team is handling the loss.
FROM THE LOCKER ROOM
"Maybe I got to give them credit, (for) the adjustment they made, but we left some stuff out there." -- WR Nate Burleson on the offensive performance in the second half compared with the first.
"We definitely wanted to get a 'W'. We had opportunities in the second half on offense I felt. We just didn’t get capitalize on them. It wasn't good field position or just moving the ball down the field like we wanted to, taking time off of the clock. We just didn’t stay on the field long enough in that second half. Whether it be mistakes or whatever, it’s only the second game we still have room to improve." -- WR
"I mean it's Week 2. People can make whatever they want out of it but were not going to say it's only the second week because obviously we think we could have won the game. They came out and played well and we missed some opportunities." -- LB
"We just have to keep playing hard. We just keep playing hard and never do anything to intentionally hurt the team." -- DE
"(The hit) just kind of popped my right hip a little bit. Right in my right SI joint. Just kind of felt kind of loosey-goosey for a minute there when I hit the second one. Couple minutes later, just kind of worked it out. Felt fine. No ramifications after that. Just kind of popped weird." -- K David Akers on the being run into on his first field goal attempt.