After giving his team a reprieve last week, Lions coach Rod Marinelli said he'll keep his team in pads again on Thursday. In hindsight, Marinelli said erred in keeping his team out of pads all last week, a decision he said may have contributed to the Lions' 56-21 loss to Philadelphia.
"It's a little bit early in the year to get out of them and it's not what I'm about either," he said. "I just felt after that Minnesota game, going into overtime, that was my thinking about it. And I look back now, we were a little bit high and maybe I sent the wrong message. I tried to make sure it was right but I might have sent the wrong message, too."