Lions safety Ifeatu Melifonwu, like nearly all his Detroit teammates, experienced a playoff victory for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday. The third-year safety was very grateful to the fans in Ford Field for helping make it happen.
Melifonwu praised the Lions fans and the home field advantage they provided in an interview this week on the Jim Rome Show.
“The energy was awesome. You always feed off that. It gives you energy and momentum,” Melifonwu told Rome. “Like on defense, you can’t even hear. You just have to rely on hand signals because you can’t hear each other even if you’re right next to the person. Getting the calls in the huddle, you can barely hear. So it’s definitely — I think we use it to our advantage. It definitely gives us momentum.”
The Jim Rome Show provides the Melifonwu clip here, and the full interview from this week’s appearance can be found here.