Levy’s return to field cut short
Detroit — Veteran linebacker DeAndre Levy finally made his season debut Sunday, and ran onto the field to a massive roar from Lions fans during pregame introductions.
That felt great.
Leaving with an injury, again, did not.
Levy went to the locker room late in the second quarter, and while he came back to the sidelines, he didn’t play again.
“I was really excited about getting back out there. Early on, I felt good. I felt like I was sharp on my assignments,” he said.
“Just one play, I kind of tweaked it. But that’s part of it.”
Levy said the hip doesn’t hurt as badly as it did earlier this season, when he missed the first four games.
How he feels Monday, though, will be “telling,” he said.
Mostly, afterward, Levy was just disappointed that he had to watch while his team got crushed and fell to 0-5 on the season.
“That’s the most frustrating part, not being there for my guys,” he said. “You see the work that we go through, things we do throughout the week, throughout the season. To not be there for them, it feels like I’m letting them down.”
Quin speaks up
Lions safety Glover Quin wasn’t at a loss for words following another loss.
He was at a loss for ideas of what the heck is going on.
“Are we studying enough? Is everybody taking it seriously enough? I don’t know,” he said. “If you’re not, well, that’s not my call. Coach Caldwell and the coaches gotta make decisions.”
Is it frustrating that Quin can’t put his finger on what’s wrong?
“When people go home, I don’t know what they do,” he said. “I don’t know if guys are studying. I don’t know if guys are taking care of their bodies.
“When you lose like this and it feels like this, it makes you wonder why. I don’t know why. That’s the question everybody has to ask themselves. That’s something that we gotta figure out.”
Quin also was asked to look at the big picture.
He said the Lions don’t have the luxury of thinking big picture anymore.
“We’re thinking about finding a way to get one win,” he said. “How can we get one win?”
Guard Larry Warford, linebacker Kyle Van Noy, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, tight end Eric Ebron, running back Joique Bell, offensive tackle Corey Robinson and defensive tackle Ishmaa’ily Kitchen were inactive for the Lions.
... For the Cardinals, quarterback Matt Barkley, wide receiver J.J. Nelson, linebackers Shaq Riddick and Sean Weatherspoon, guard/center Ted Larsen, offensive tackle D.J. Humphries and nose tackle Xavier Williams were inactive.