DETROIT - Over 26,000 Lions fans attended the team's annual "Black and Blue" practice on Saturday looking for fireworks from the team's trio of first round draft picks at wide receiver Charles Rogers, Roy Williams and this year's#1 Mike Williams.
But the excitement of seeing the Lions talented offense quickly turned into disappointment and the cheers turned to boos when quarterback Joey Harrington threw an interception, that seem to ignite the fans frustrations.
Harrington tried to shrug off the fans reaction. "I don't like it, but you know its part of the game," said Harrington. "My feelings aren't going to change about it, but I don't listen to them and I don't care about the boos. They are booing for their own reasons, some of which happened to do with us losing."
While shrugging off the boos as fan frustration, he also made it clear that he believes that will all stop with a few wins.
"I want to change the losing obviously, so there is some common ground there. The fans are not going to go away and the only way to turn them around is to go out and win some football games and that is what we are going to do."
Lions coach Steve Mariucci said he didn't notice the boos.
"It is hard for me to comment. I did not hear anything," claimed Mariucci. "I did not notice it. You know we just come out and practice and play. All I know is Joey is an improving quarterback; he is a better quarterback than he was a year ago. He is having a good camp. Jeff is having a good camp too; so is our third guy, UConn (Dan Orlovsky). I am happy with the quarterback group right now."
Fans Express Displeasure with Harrington
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