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Lions Beat Writer David Birkett Breaks Down Monday Night’s Big Game

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David Birkett covers the Lions for the Detroit Free Press as a beat writer.

David joined Ed & Steve to talk about the upcoming Monday night game between the Ravens and the Lions.

Steve: Has Matt Elam’s comments regarding Megatron become bulletin Board material?

David: We haven’t’ gotten a reaction from most of the players up to this point but knowing Calvin Johnson I doubt he will pay much attention to it. It might fire up the guys around him a little bit more, but Calvin doesn’t get phased by things other people say.  I don’t think Elam was insulting him I think that he was just referring to how good Megatron has been for so long.

Ed:  Is Reggie Bush ready to go?

David: Yeah Reggie will be able to go, I think the cold and snow prevented him from playing last week but this week he should be able to perform at a high level.

Ed:  What about Ndamukong Suh and the defensive line?

David:  Yeah they have been playing well especially Suh, he is having the best year of his career.  The lions D ends are benefiting from the inside of the line, I would stay away from calling them dirty or cheap because that definitely fired up the defense.

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