The Lions' Roy Williams apparently doesn't play to win the game. He'd rather strike a pose.
Williams' celebration after his first catch of Sunday's game against the Bears drew ire from the Chicago crowd and had Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom scratching his head.
When Albom asked Williams why he celebrated a reception with his team already trailing by two scores, Williams responded, "I celebrate first downs all the time. I'm not gonna stop that. I'm an exciting player. If I do something exciting, I'm gonna show my actions."
Albom responded, "But you were losing, 10-0."
"What does that mean? ... That means nothing to me. The score means nothing," Williams told Albom.
Williams had angered the Bears by guaranteeing a Lions victory during the week. Detroit, however, was no match for Chicago in a lopsided 34-7 defeat.
Afterward, Williams said he didn't regret making the guarantee.
"No, because everyone believes what I said," he told Albom.
Williams caught six passes for 71 yards in the loss -- and he issued another guarantee afterward.
"You can all run with this: We will win the [next] game," he
told reporters. "I don't care who it's against. We will win the game as long
as we do what we're supposed to do. That's my comment for the whole
Linebacker Alex Lewis will miss Sunday's game against Green Bay
with a knee injury. Coach Rod Marinelli would only say Monday that
Lewis was "week to week" after injuring his knee in a loss at
"I'm not going to be out there unless I'm Superman," said
Lewis, who would not speculate how long he will be sidelined.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.