POSTGAME CHAT: What Lions coaches and players had to say following Sunday's 40-32 win

Posted Sep 29, 2013

From social media to the locker room, read and watch what players and coaches had to say following the Lions Week 4 win vs. Chicago

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"'Lion football' is getting a win however we can get it. Honestly, I don't care about any stats or anything other than the final score. We got the win today. I'll leave all the stats for other people. All the scoring is for fantasy football people. I'm worried about winning games. Any way we can get them, we'll take them." -- Head coach Jim Schwartz on if the defensive performance encompassed what he would call 'Lion football'.

"It means more because it's a home game for us. We set a goal at the beginning of hte season to not lose at home. So far, we are 2-0. Ford Field was rocking. Our fans did a great job, especially early in the game by making it difficult for them to communicate." -- QB Matthew Stafford on whether the win means more because of the opponent.

"No, he didn’t. He got me though. That belly just overcame everything." -- DT Ndamukong Suh on whether DT Nick Fairley apologized for knocking him over with a chest bump following his scoop-and-score.

"I'm not so much worried about whether people see me dirty or if they see me as a great player. As long as we're winning, then I'm satisfied with that." -- Suh on if he feels focus should now be solely on his play.

"I think I'm kind of finding a rhythm with this offense and obviously a lot of that has to do with Megatron out there. He makes life a lot easier for me. I'm very appreciative of him being out there." -- RB Reggie Bush on if he feels as good as he's felt in a few years.


"Tight end, a long time ago." -- DT Nick Fairley on the last time he scored a touchdown.

"I do a little dance. I can dance. They piled up to where I didn't have to do a celebratory dance." -- Fairley on how he celebrated his last touchdown.

"We were feeding off of each other. And although they got a couple of touchdowns at the end there, we felt that we beat them. I give credit to my coaching staff and to my conditioning. They gave us the right calls to make plays." -- S Louis Delmas on dominating the Bears' offense.

"We have (No.) 21 over there. That dude does special things out there, every week. As long as we can give him good support in the blocking game and we do our thing on the outside, we're going to be alright." -- WR Calvin Johnson on feeling like he no longer has to have a great personal game to help the team win.

"We want to be the group that keeps the other team out of the endzone. We don't want to depend on our offense to score 40 points a game, we want to try to go out and hold teams. We are working hard every week, everyone is locked in, everyone is focused in on what we are trying to get done with the game plan and we are just coming out and executing it. We are getting some good results." -- S Glover Quin on the Lions' defensive performance vs. the Bears.


"I want to start off by saying congratulations to the Detroit Lions, they played a very, very good football game today. They won all three phases and they deserved to win the game." -- Bears head coach Marc Trestman after the game.

"It's a very difficult team to stop, there were two sacks but overall I thought they did a very good job under some real stressful conditions. The big thing was third down. I think we were 0-for on third down and that starts with me." -- Trestman on his message to Bears QB Jay Cutler after a game like this.

"It's nothing we haven't seen before. I thought the play calling was good, we were attacking them. It's just when you give up those kinds of turnovers, it's hard on the defense. I thought the offensive line handled the fronts that we saw, they didn't blitz as much today, we saw a lot of zone coverage behind. A few man plays that we were able to take advantage of. We missed some stuff in the first half, but three picks and a fumble, it's hard to come back from those mistakes." -- QB Jay Cutler on if the Lions changed defensive looks.

"There wasn't really a difficulty. Either we didn't execute on the play or we didn't give Jay enough time to throw the ball. We shot ourselves in the foot. Give credit to them for giving a great rush in the front, but we didn't do our part." -- RB Matt Forte on the Bears' third-down difficulties.

"It's the same team, but he adds more. He adds more to the offense and the mismatch with a couple of guys. He definitely has a lot to offer to that offense." -- S Major Wright on if the addition of Reggie Bush makes the Lions different from last season.