? People say I'm a players' coach. I am -- as long as those players want to win. I'm a players' coach for players who want to win. I'm not a very good coach for guys that aren't that big into winning. ?
?Cardinals coach Dennis Green
Damin Woody left New England for Motown and the largest contract ever given to an interior offensive lineman (six years, $31 million). An added incentive was the challenge of helping turn around a Lions franchise that has won one playoff game since 1958.
He never anticipated how frustrating the journey can be. Included in the package for which Detroit paid a $9 million signing bonus was Woody's inability to locate the "moral" victories column in the standings. Two titles in three years tend to spoil a man. Thus the Lions guard did not react particularly well Sunday to losing for the first time this season and, personally, for the first time in nearly a calendar year.
"I'm just shell-shocked right now," he said.