ALLEN PARK - Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli held his weekly Wednesday afternoon briefing with the media and confirmed that Mike Williams is back with the team and going through drills, not just riding the bike.
Williams' lack of participation seemed to be the burr that caused him to be sent home after Thursday morning's session but Marinelli, as is his custom, refused to elaborate on any player related issues.
When asked if Williams was physically OK, Marinelli responded "He's getting better. He's getting better (he's going through) treatment (and) all those things, so he's back working. He was here Monday; we had a long walk-thru, some of those things."
When asked to confirm that Williams was in fact disciplined, Marinelli stated, "He's here working. That was the whole thing and, like I said, he's here and (he's had a) good start this week, very good."
With the grievance filed earlier by a Lions player and the incident with Williams does Marinelli have any indication of how the players feel about him and his coaching staff internally?
"I just think they're so happy - I like that," Marinelli joked.
"No, it's been good; everything's been good. The best feedback is nonverbal. The best feedback is going out and doing it. That's the feedback I look for: nonverbal. Talks don't mean much to me - never has, never will. Just show me on the tape, show it on the film, show it out here on the grass or the turf or whatever it is; that's what I look for."
Williams was not available for comment.