Some interesting reading about the Lions in the Detroit Free Press, as former tackle Lomas Brown told ESPN Radio that he basically let former Lions QB Scott Mitchell get hit, and therefore – hurt.
On Friday, Former Lions tackle Lomas Brown was a guest on “SVP and Russillo” on ESPN Radio and the seven-time Pro Bowler made a interesting admission as the conversation turned to quarterbacks.
Ryen Russillo set up Brown by saying he didn’t call out his quarterbacks much but Brown did say there was something he’d do to send a message.
“Just let the guy hit him. Just let the D-lineman get a shot on him,” Brown said. “I’d make it look good. I had some actor in me.”
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“That happened to Scott Mitchell,” he said. Brown went on to describe how he whiffed on a block or two.
“We were playing Green Bay in Milwaukee. We were getting beat, 24-3, at that time and he just stunk up the place. He’s throwing interceptions, just everything. So I looked at Kevin Glover, our All-Pro center and I said, ‘Glove, that is it.’ I said, ‘I’m getting him out the game.’ … So I got the gator arms on the guy at the last minute, he got around me, he hit Scott Mitchell, he did something to his finger … and he came out the game. Dave Krieg came in the game. We ended up losing that game, 27-24.”