"That's just the guy he is," linebacker
"I expect that from him, to step up there and own up to it, but it's not just his fault, like I said. We have to find a way to play as a team: offense, defense, special teams.
"We have to come together in all three phases."
The Lions haven't played anything close to 'team football' this season.
Not like they did when they won 10 games last year and everyone bought into what they were doing on the field.
"I think that's something that we have to address," Tulloch said when asked if there was enough accountability in the locker room.
"We have to have guys on the same page (and) come together as a team.
"You look across the board at teams who have success in this league. They play as a team and right now we're not really doing that."
That just might be the biggest - and most difficult - offseason fix for president Tom Lewand, general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Schwartz: figuring out what moves to make.
"We need to find a way to get back on track to how we were last year, where everybody believed in what we had going on," Tulloch said.
"We'll do that. Our coaches and general manager, those guys upstairs, will address that and find a way to get back on track."
Tulloch said he sees a lack of focus on this football team. That, unfortunately, is the first sign of players mailing it in.
"Football is a game of focus and, if you're not focused, things outside of what's going on on the field distract you, and it's a problem," he said.
"We have to find a way to eliminate everything and focus on the guys in this locker room and if you're with us, you're with us, if you're not, keep moving."
Say what you will about
Pettigrew, who missed the game with an injured ankle suffered last week against the Packers, has 57 catches for 556 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
Both the catches and yards are second on the team. Pettigrew makes the tough catches in a crowd and is a security blanket, a lot of times, in the middle of the field for quarterback Matthew Stafford on third down.
Without one of his big targets, Stafford was 6-of-16 passing for 76 yards on third down vs. Arizona.
The Lions started 12 drives at or inside their own 20-yard line.
Their average starting field position was the 20-yard line and they didn't have one drive that started in Cardinals' territory.
The Lions aren't getting enough production out of their complimentary parts to see so many long fields and win games.
For comparisons sake, the Cardinals' average starting position was their 43-yard line. They had one drive that covered more than 30 yards, yet scored 38 points.
- Stafford underwent a concussion test by an independent neurologist on the sideline in the second half after taking a big hit. He passed it, though, and returned to the game.
- The Cardinals had more return yards (240 yards) than total yards on offense (196).
- The Lions had a total of minus-one return yards.
- 75 percent of the starters on the defensive line (
Kyle Vanden Bosch, Sammie Hilland Cliff Avril) combined for four tackles and no other stat line outside of one pass break-up by Hill. Ndamukong Suhhad three tackles, one tackle for loss, four quarterback hits and a sack.