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Lions WR Nate Burleson Says WR Titus Young Needs To Accept Backup Dancer Role
Both Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew wouldn't close the door on exiled wide receiver Titus Young returning to the team, Justin Rogers of Mlive reports.
Teammate Nate Burleson, who has often said he views Young like a little brother, isn't sure fences can be mended between player and organization. Burleson hopes the time away has been good for Young.
"When you have time for self-reflection, it puts things in perspective," Burleson said. "Hopefully for TY, he comes back hungrier, more ready to do whatever he needs to do to help the team."
Burleson feels Young needs to accept that he's not the top receiver on the Lions.
"He is extremely competitive, which is good," Burleson said. "He comes in and he wants to be the man, he wants to shine. He feels like he can help the team any given play. He's an I'm-always-open guy and I like that about his personality. It's just when you're playing with (Calvin Johnson), you have to adjust. You never heard (Scottie) Pippen saying, 'Let me lead the team in scoring.' It's (Michael) Jordan's show."
Source: The Redzone
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