OPPOSING VIEWS - Brady one of Cunningham's 'Heroes'

Ian Logue
August 25, 2011 at 11:11am ET

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Digging through this morning's links, there was quite a bit from the Detroit media I came across, so I thought I'd include them in this entry.

Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham spoke to the media yesterday, and told reporters that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 'is one of his heroes', and that Brady plays the game 'the way you're supposed to'.

Cunningham also points out that Brady makes the Patriots offense unpredictable because he can do so many things.
"Tom can come out with five wide receivers and the first half throw the ball every down. The next half he'll come out with two backs, two tight ends, and one wide receiver, and run it right down your throat."

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News has an article on linebackers Stephen Tulloch and Justin Durant, who he writes are helping to transform the Lions' defense 'from a one-trick pony to a multi-dimensional show horse'.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press also has an article on the linebackers, who have been solid against the run so far this preseason.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have signed former Patriots offensive lineman Chris Morris, who was recently released after reaching an injury settlement.

Paula Pasche of the Michigan Morning Sun has an article on Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, who at 30-years old is still having fun playing football.
"I'm a little kid out here, I'm 30 years old, but I enjoy playing this sport, I was telling the guys in the receiving (meeting) room, I said you know if you don't have a celebration planned, you're not planning to celebrate. Why go out there every game if you don't plan to get in the end zone? That's why we play receiver,'' Burleson said. "I'm not going to get in the end zone every game but in my mind I feel I have a chance to and I'm going to have fun when I get there. It's hard to score in the NFL so I appreciate every time I get in the end zone.''

And finally, Dave Birkitt has another article on Lions runningback Jahvid Best, who returned to practice Wednesday but isn't expected to see action Saturday night as he continues recovering from a concussion.

Clark Judge of CBSSports.com has an article on the Lions defensive line, and writes that the 'three headed monster' line of Ndamukong Suh, rookie Nick Fairley, and Corey Williams will all play pivotal roles in the resurrection of the team.

ESPN's NFC North writer Kevin Seifert talks about Matthew Strafford's decision last week to 'flip' the ball out of bounds right before he would have taken a shot from the defense.

Ross Tucker of ESPN writes that Suh shouldn't have been fined recently, and instead should have been applauded.

And finally Philip Zaroo of MLive.com writes that Lions receivers Calvin Johnson, and Burleson are planning 'the best touchdown celebration you've ever seen.'

Hopefully we don't have to see it Saturday night.