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Old 07-20-2009, 06:15 PM   #21
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However, picking a mediocre QB compounds their problems. Even if the kid was a sure bet loaded with talent and no question marks at all, he still has a shit team around him. Plus QB is THE marquee position, meaning his contract will be as big and full of guaranteed money as possible.

It was just the worst case scenario and the Lions, as usual, made the worst pick possible with it.

Better to take an OL to build with, pay a LITTLE less money, take their lumps in 2009 (which they will anyway) and select from a MUCH better crop of QB's in next years draft.
Yes, they definitely took a bad situation and made it worse with Stafford, that's for sure. Why draft a guy who won't even play, when chances are you'll be able to draft a better QB who can step in immediately next year?

I still think drafting an OL #1 is a bad move, because then you're paying an OL $12 million a year (which is about what Jake Long got). Not even the best All-Pro lineman in the league has a remote shot of making a $12 million impact, and that's going to screw up your salary cap just as badly.

I honestly don't know who I would've taken if I HAD to use that pick. I'd say Crabtree or B.J. Raji were the ones most likely to have that kind of impact in the near future, but either one would be a stretch. Not Stafford, though. There were QBs who went undrafted that I don't really see a huge talent gap with, for chrissakes.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #22
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so what you are saying marianne is that the lions can become the dynasty of the future??lol.

i dont see them winning many games, maybe 3 tops. at least they dont have millen making bad decisions anymore. the new coach seems to have the players in control and maybe they get turn their losing attitudes into winning attitudes.
Sure they could - why not? As I pointed out above, the Steelers sucked for quite a while before Chuck Noll turned them around after suffering several really bad seasons. It wasn't until 1972 under Coach Noll that the Steelers finally won a division crown and went on to become one of the greatest NFL franchises in history.

Do I think the Lions are going to turn it around in one season? No, but in today's NFL with all of the player movement due to FA, trades, etc., and the Lions most likely getting high draft picks over the next season or two, nothing is out of the realm of logical thinking and possibility.
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that is true marianne, but this is the lions. and i mean really, guys dont want to come here and play because they are a good team. if they come here its b/c the fords are making it rain for them..lol.

everyone is really high on the new coach and stafford. i dont see him doing a flacco or ryan. i think they should let culpepper start the season and let stafford learn a little before throwing him out there. he should only be out there if culpepper is hurt.
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that is true marianne, but this is the lions. and i mean really, guys dont want to come here and play because they are a good team. if they come here its b/c the fords are making it rain for them..lol.

everyone is really high on the new coach and stafford. i dont see him doing a flacco or ryan. i think they should let culpepper start the season and let stafford learn a little before throwing him out there. he should only be out there if culpepper is hurt.
I agree. Let Culpepper fail to epic proportions, then let Stafford take over the next season or so. Win-win situation between the Lions and Stafford. The Lions have their typical subpar year with Culpepper, and Stafford doesnt have such low selfesteem from being thrown into the fire.
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I agree. Let Culpepper fail to epic proportions, then let Stafford take over the next season or so. Win-win situation between the Lions and Stafford. The Lions have their typical subpar year with Culpepper, and Stafford doesnt have such low selfesteem from being thrown into the fire.
yep. that is what killed joey harrington. he was thrown into the line-up and had an oline that sucked.
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