Former Texans safety and current Lion, Glover Quin, is ready to leave a strenuous summer behind and head to Detroit’s training camp this week.
“Its football time now,” Quin said Saturday night.
The durable Quin started all 16 games last year for the fourth consecutive season but was nagged by an ankle injury that required surgery after the season.
“I have been training real hard this off-season,” he said. “Probably the hardest I have ever had. I am coming off ankle surgery early in the off-season so I was trying to rehab that and get that back to normal so I can play like I like to play. It’s been a grind of an off-season but I am ready for camp to get started.”
Quin played four seasons with the Texans before signing with Detroit prior to the 2013 campaign. He went from playing with Andre Johnson, to Megatron, Calvin Johnson. Which one is better?
“I get that question all the time,” he admitted. “Who is the best? It’s a tough call. Both of them are great players. Andre has been doing it a lot longer. Calvin is younger. Calvin is probably a little taller. But they are both great players.”
In regards to Andre Johnson, Quin is watching to see what happens with his former teammate, just like the fans.
“I know the fans of Houston would be devastated if Andre didn’t play this season,” he stated. “I don’t know what is going to happen. I just hope they can work it out and the organization can do whatever they have to do to figure out how they can get things going for him to come back and help out.”
Quin is soaking up some more Texas humidity before his trip up north. He might be looking for some warmth late in the year when the Lions play in Chicago in Week 16 and at Green Bay in Week 17.
“I hope we have already clinched the playoffs by those two games,” he joked. “You never get used to the cold weather.”
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