Eric Ebron: First touchdown catch 'a blessing'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Detroit Lions' win over the New York Jets.

  • Eric Ebron was extremely happy about his first touchdown. He did it close to his birthplace in Newark, New Jersey. “It was just a blessing, man,” Ebron said. “Obviously it was meant to happen, it was meant to be. It happened, and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I couldn’t ask for a better throw or a better play call.”

  • Reggie Bush is typically one of the last players to leave the Lions’ locker room, and he was in a rush packing up his stuff Sunday afternoon. So much so, he just tossed everything not-so-neatly into his suitcase. “It’s very college-like,” Bush said. He wasn’t the only one with clothing issues. Ebron left his suit in the locker room and Calvin Johnson saw that, so he grabbed it for the rookie on the way out the door.

  • The Lions declined to make running back Joique Bell available for comment after the game. He left the game to be evaluated for a head injury, and when a player can’t talk after a game, that typically means he is being tested for or has been diagnosed with a concussion.

  • Ndamukong Suh was nowhere to be seen in the locker room after the game, as it appeared he cleared out before the media could chat with him. This is typical of him after road games and not surprising after the report Sunday morning that he is preparing to leave Detroit after the season. Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to discuss the report after the game, saying, "I'm not going to even go there."