Greg Jennings and the rest of the Packers had a first hand view on Thanksgiving Day of how the Detroit Lions lost their composure last year. During the game, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith and earned himself a suspension from the league.
That led to calls for more discipline around the club, even though the Lions went to the playoffs for the first time since 1999, and those calls have only increased during an offseason that’s seen several members of the team arrested for things like DUI and marijuana possession. During an appearance on the NFL Network to discuss the NFC North, Jennings said that he wonders if the Lions will stay composed enough to better their 2011 success.
“They’re a very talented team, but they have struggles on the field containing their composure, and definitely, the things we’ve heard of, them being in the media with off-the-field problems and off-the-field issues,” Jennings said. “Can they maintain their composure? Can they be a professional ball club for 16, 17, 18 solid weeks throughout the regular season?”
The entire Lions organization had a rough time last year keeping their composure. During their week six loss to San Francisco, even their coach got into the act.