I definitely took a step back last year ... Kind of dinged up a little bit. Being in there, you're still expected to make the plays. Personally, I think I took a step back last year. It's time to get back to it, to what we had built a year before (10-6 playoff season in 2011), just being a better player.
Cook has never been a voluminous catcher of footballs ... He is a big-play, vertical-seam tight end, ill suited to be utilized like Jason Witten in Dallas, or even Brandon Pettigrew in Detroit.More quotes »
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Brandon Pettigrew focused on fixing his mistakes
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Lions: On Brandon Pettigrew's drops
liked what I heard -- er, read -- from Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew this week. As Tim Twentyman of the Lions' website writes, Pettigrew has pledged to rectify the series of negative plays he made last season. "I can't put what I did [last year] 5/23/13 from ESPN Read more »
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew wants to improve after taking a 'step back last year'
end Brandon Pettigrew was disappointed with his performance in 2012.AP File Photo ALLEN PARK -- Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew stood in front of his locker after practice and refused to make excuses. Pettigrew was a first-round draft pick by the from MLive.com Read more »
Brandon Pettigrew looking for big improvements in 2013
Pettigrewsays this offseason has been all about the basics. “Getting back to the fundamentals and trying to do things right,” he said after Wednesday’s OTA practice, the second of the 10 allotted to the team over the next three weeks. “I’m real critical on from The Official Site of the Detroit Lions Read more »
Pettigrew sheds 10 pounds
Brandon Pettigrew told the Lions' official team website he shed 10 pounds this offseason after being unhappy with what he did last year. He focused on eliminating drops and bad plays. Pettigrew caught just 59 passes on 101 targets for 567 yards (9.6 avg.) from CBS Sports Read more »