Detroit Lions Now Have Some Swag

Nate Burleson almost experienced a Leon Lett moment. Streaking down the center of the field with the football out in front of his body taunting the Saint Louis Rams defenders, he then decided to punt the ball into the air upon the signal of a touchdown from the officials. In another instance of brashness, wide receiver Calvin Johnson leapt up immediately after his one yard touchdown catch and released the ball from his grasp.

I would have thought that he would have held that ball as carefully as a newborn after the incident against the Bears in week one that cost the Lions a division victory.

What these two plays demonstrate is that there is a swagger to the Detroit Lions stemming from their newfound competitiveness.

Patrick Herbert

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