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LIONS QUOTEBOOK

Coach Marty Mornhinweg, on the loss:

"There are a high percentage of games that are close every week in the NFL, and good teams win those close games. Good teams have breaks go their way, good teams make things happen, and good teams win turnover ratio."

Mornhinweg, on the Lions:

"This team is refusing to feel sorry for ourselves. We will not question ourselves. Confidence must be high when a game is over."

Mornhinweg, on Warrick Dunn's 23-yard catch late in the game:

"We had a spy on him, but we just didn't get it done."

Running back Reuben Droughns, on the loss:

"It's tough to end like this, but at the same time, we can't put our heads down. If we fall apart right now, the season is definitely gone."

Safety Ron Rice, on the 0-8 start:

"It is definitely getting difficult. I didn't really think the losses would pile up in this fashion this season."

Rice, on Karl Williams' touchdown return:

"Special teams can't give up punt returns for touchdowns if we expect to win.'

Running back Cory Schlesinger, on Lions' West Coast offense:

"This is probably the best offense for a fullback. My first year, there wasn't really a fullback position."

Schlesinger, on the state of the team:

"Hopefully, the spirits continue to stay high. We definitely need a win to get some momentum going. A win today would have set this team off."

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