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Dominic Raiola: No more quitters on Detroit Lions

Things can get ugly real quick in the Detroit Lions' locker room. That has been proven over the years.

The Lions have fallen to 2-4 with a delicate combination of horrendous special-teams play and an offense that can't score. Center Dominic Raiola, who has been in those volatile Detroit locker rooms, believes that won't happen again.

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"I think before Jim (Schwartz) got here, those guys are out of here," Raiola told the Detroit Free Press on Friday. "And if they are (around), they'll be gone soon. I don't think we need to worry about guys packing it up early or giving up or quitting on the team, because that's not here anymore."

It wasn't that long ago when a toxic culture reigned in Detroit. There's a curiosity of how this group will deal with adversity. The Lions became an awfully confident, borderline-cocky, team after a 10-6 record and a playoff berth in 2011.

"I'm glad those guys aren't here anymore because the negativity is contagious and it spreads like a fire, because you've got one guy saying it, then a veteran thinks it," Raiola said. "We don't have guys like that. We've got good, solid veteran workers that like to work, guys that are going to be here for a long time. Our stars are going to be here for a long time. And I think that's the core of our team, so I don't think there's any chance of that happening.

"I know it's not going to happen."

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