The most poignant incident from the Lions' out-of-control side occurred when defensive end Willie Young received a personal-foul penalty for taunting Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Young grabbed Brady after an incomplete pass and stuck his finger in his face.
"I just can't do things to hurt the team," Young said, per MLive.com. "And right now, I'm moving on to Buffalo (in the preseason finale). What I said stays between the lines."
Young said he met Brady on the field after the game but declined to divulge what he told the quarterback.
"Tom Brady, got much respect for him," Young said. "Go ask Brady what I said."
Detroit's defensive front-four will be the keystone to the team's success or failure this season. Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley play with ferocity and can manhandle many of the shaky offensive lines they'll face.
However, giving up 15 yards on foolish personal-foul penalties will undercut any positive havoc they create.The Around The League Podcast is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.