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Reggie Ragland wants Lions to shut out the haters

Reggie Ragland Lions

The Detroit Lions have begun the 2020 season with an 0-2 record. That marks the second time in three years under Matt Patricia they’ve started the season that way. Reggie Ragland, who signed with the Lions this past offseason, says that Detroit just needs to shut out the haters.

“Everybody believes in one another, but we just got to go out there and play and we can’t worry about what anybody else has to say,” Ragland said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Like, I think sometimes we can get caught up in what others say. Who cares what the others say? As long as we got each other in this locker room, we got this coaching staff, we got the players and the organization, we just got to keep believing and keep fighting and everything’s going to come out the way we want it to be.”

Before joining the Lions, Ragland spent the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. During his time in Kansas City, Ragland started in 32 games at linebacker for the reigning NFL champions.

The linebacker started in seven games last season , logging 30 tackles, two sacks, and a fumble recovery touchdown. Above all, he would help Kansas City win their first Super Bowl since the 1969 season. Therefore, he got an up-close look at what it takes to win at the highest level.

The Lions have an abundance of talent on their roster, but they continue to make mistakes at inopportune times. While Detroit looks to an avoid an 0-3 start against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, Ragland hopes his new team can drown out the outside noise.