Nick Fairley 'really focused' after shock of demotion wears off
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) The demotion of Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley to second team has brought out his intensity after an initial shock, MLive.com has reported. Teammates and coaches are claiming that he has practiced harder and better in recent weeks after sulking at first.
"That's what happens when you take what you've learned in practice and actually apply it to the game," defensive end George Johnson said. "That's exactly what he's been doing. He's been really focused, and actually gotten down the thing that coaches have asked to get down.
"He's been practicing a lot better over the past couple weeks, and we can see it in his play. Just going harder. Just trying to play even harder."