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Detroit Lions Links: Brandon Pettigrew Working on Fumble Problems; Sunday’s Early Injury Report

December 1st, 2012 at 4:23 PM
By Max DeMara

Sunday brings the next opportunity for the Detroit Lions to rebound from two tough losses, as the Indianapolis Colts come to town looking to add to their Wild Card lead. Who's going to miss the game with injuries? What about Brandon Pettigrew's fumbling problems? Can Titus Young be trusted, or will he be shipped out of town? How bright might Kellen Moore's future be?

Today, we'll catch you up with all this and much more as we take our weekly spin around the Lions' related news from the internet.

  • If there's one person you don't want to get mad, it's Lions' defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham. Following the Thanksgiving Day stomp and Matt Schaub's tough words for Ndamukong Suh, Cunningham spoke out in defense of his player, saying the play wasn't intentional or dirty. Then, he said Schaub should probably keep his opinions to himself. —ESPN
  • In the opinion of Dave Birkett, disgruntled wide receiver Titus Young has worn out his welcome in Detroit, and the Lions cannot afford to keep a toxic influence around the locker room. Despite the Lions' brass claiming they can still help players mature, Birkett wonders if a team might give Detroit a late round pick for Young. —Detroit Free Press
  • Brandon Pettigrew hasn't been able to hang on to the football in the past few weeks, but apparently he's looking at things he can do differently on film to help prevent future fumbles. Pettigrew gets passes in heavy traffic, so ball security problems are going to happen, but Pettigrew knows he's got to do a better job helping his team by keeping the ball in his hands. —Detroit Free Press
  • With regard to injuries, Jim Schwartz didn't give much away on Friday, saying Jeff Backus was still questionable. If he can't go, Riley Reiff will start again. Other questionable players include Louis Delmas, Jacob Lacey, Corey Williams and Kyle Vanden Bosch. —Detroit Free Press
  • Lost within the Lions' tough record, inconsistent play and controversy has been the excellent play of quarterback Matthew Stafford. In spite of everything else, Stafford is on pace to become the first 5,000 yard passer in back to back seasons, and is also the NFL's top passer at over 312 yards per game. Not bad at all.—Detroit News
  • Backup quarterback Kellen Moore, meanwhile, might have the same future ahead of him according to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. That was just one of many highlights from Anwar Richardson's press clipping quotes segment. Also included are thoughts from Colts' interim coach Bruce Arians, Schwartz and Andrew Luck. —Mlive

Max DeMara is the managing editor of Lions 101. You can find him on his personal Twitter account @SportsGuyTheMax or on this site's Twitter @detroitlions101

Tags: Detroit, Detroit Lions, Football, Jeff Backus, Jim Schwartz, Kellen Moore, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Matthew Stafford, NFL, Riley Reiff, Scott Linehan, Titus Young

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