ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Lions coach Jim Caldwell says the Detroit media is the most negative of any place he's been as his team scuffles along at 1-7.
Caldwell didn't sound upset or confrontational when he made that characterization Tuesday, but he said matter-of-factly that the negativity is noticeable. He also said criticism doesn't bother him, and it's up to the team to prevent the negativity from affecting the atmosphere.
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