Broyles: “I’m running all on emotions right now”

Posted by Tara Altman on November 8, 2012 – 4:30 pm

“I just feel like our offense is clicking. We’re getting out there on the field and putting up points. At Jacksonville, it was a big running day for us, guys were up front blocking, and I feel like we really clicked overall against the defense we were playing.

“As far as my performance, I felt like it was as good as I can be right now, catching every ball that came my way. I was just ready no matter what the circumstances were.

“Over the course of the last few games, it’s really been about being ready when my number is called, more than anything. I’m getting reps with quarterbacks throughout the week – that’s been the biggest thing for me – and then just being on the field and being able to produce and catch balls when they come my way. I’m definitely feeling comfortable in the offense, knowing my role and I’m trying to step up.

“In the position I’m in, I catch a lot of routes over the middle, outside in the zone and things like that, so I definitely have to get the yards after the catch more than most guys. That’s one thing I want to pride myself in, work a little bit harder at, and get my legs under me.

“In the NFL, they definitely close in a lot faster, guys are more sure tacklers, so when you get the ball you have to edge out every yard you can get. The game is slowing down a little bit for me, so I understand where guys are after I catch the ball, hopefully I can improve from there.

“I’m running all on emotions right now. Three games I’ve really gotten to play a lot. This is my fourth game of the year, really. I’m full of energy right now, ready to compete and win.”

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CB Chris Houston among five defensive starters missing practice

Posted by ttwentyman on November 8, 2012 – 1:06 pm

The Lions got one defensive starter back on the practice field Thursday, but added a new one to list of missing.

Cornerback Chris Houston did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media because of flu-like symptoms.

Houston joined fellow defensive starters Cliff Avril (back), Corey Williams (knee), Louis Delmas (knee) and Amari Spievey (concussion) on the list of non-participants in practice.

Receiver Calvin Johnson missed his second consecutive practice, but told that his injured left knee was feeling better this week than it was last week at this time.

Receiver Titus Young (knee) also missed his second straight practice.

As expected, starting defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch was back on the practice field after his customary Wednesday rest day.

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