Buchanon meets with media, wants to return punts
New Lions cornerback Phillip Buchanon just had his first media session with local reporters. Seems like a nice, engaging man. He said he wants to get involved in the community, wants to return punts and promised better results in a secondary that intercepted just one pass last year.
It's a different year, it's a different team so I want everybody to come out and support us and I can promise you that things will be a lot different, Buchanon said.
Buchanon had two interceptions last season and said he had two more called back by penalty. He returned one pick 26 yards for a touchdown against New Orleans and Drew Brees in the first game of the year.
I actually would have more than that but I really wasn't getting picked on early on, he said.
Buchanon said he heard nothing but good things about new Lions coach Jim Schwartz from his cousin Jevon Kearse, who played six seasons under Schwartz over two stints in Tennessee.
He didn't say anything negative, Buchanon said. He said he's a nice guy, good coach, understands the players from the coaching side. He talked real good about him so I definitely respect that."