At 1-3 and last in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions are one of the NFL’s biggest early-season disappointments. Now, a rival executive has called them “overrated,” a label that isn’t sitting well with Detroit’s players.
A rival general manager told Pro Football Weekly in a story posted Monday that the Lions’ talent level has been oversold and called out defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril in particular as players who are overhyped. He also said coach Jim Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew are “both overrated.”
Matt Williamson discusses how the Lions will react to anonymous criticism