June is the time to declare that the Lions are going to the playoffs. Lions players Louis Delmas and Ndamukong Suh have already made the proclamation.
LB Keith Bulluck does not necessarily agree with that sentiment.
You would figure that a free-agent, coming off an injury, in this shallow market would not be so quick to rebuke any offer. But Bulluck is being a little picky. Even with ties to his former defensive coordinator and current Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
Bulluck told Sirius NFL Radio on Thursday that if the Lions were his last option — the NFL version of the people that you meet at a bar at 2 a.m. — he would be game (via the Detroit News).
“Yeah, definitely Schwartz and (defensive coordinator) Gunther (Cunningham) and (linebackers coach) Matt Burke, I’m very familiar with their system and very familiar with those people,” said Bulluck. “That coaching staff, I know they’re working to go in the right direction at Detroit. How many wins did they have last year? I know they had more than they did the year before. …
“I’ll tell you, man, (the Lions) are one of those teams that’s up-and-coming. But honestly, to be 100-percent honest, I want to play for a championship, you know what I’m saying? If it comes down to it, if my option is to go to Detroit, yeah, all right, that’s what we gotta do. Because I’m gonna play football, regardless.”
Bulluck did say that the Giants would be an attractive opportunity, and that returning to the Titans could be a possibility. Still, it is not hard to imagine Bulluck joining the Lions and then singing the team’s praises like Delmas and Suh.