I can't wait til the draft, because the Lions are DEFINITELY drafting that safety from Texas. Very excited.
In 2011, we started 5-0......
Since then, our record is 9-15 (including playoff game).
Not sure why everyone is hatin' on driz......or proud of this record.
I swear, we gotta be one of the few fan bases in the NFL considering a 9-15 record over the past 12 months a success.
its all about the systum for alot of players.. mathuews could have came here and busted... we dont know
in other words just b/c thes players worked where they went dont mean they would here...
ojn top of that hitin 7 of 7 in every draft will never happen
Am I REALLY reading that someone - even with the capability of hind sight - is telling me taking Clay Matthews over Pettigrew would have been bad???
I can't do it anymore.
How many snaps did Broyles play before hurting another ACL?? You're going to compare that to Clay Matthews being the backbone of a defense, being in on every single down all season long, playing in his 4th year and getting a hamstring injury 10 weeks into the season?? The guy has missed like 2 games of his entire career. Broyles came in like week 7 and was done injured again by week 12.
See, it's ****ing comparisons like that and a complete and total lack of a logical approach to things that makes me want to bang my head against the wall in this thread.
And I'm not saying that every single pick should/could have been switched, I just honestly think that Trent Williams/Joe Haden/JPP are better fits/needs than Ndamkong Suh. Not only that, look at the dude's contract. Who wants to pay $60 million to a DT? Lmao.
And if we would have picked up a couple of those players in the re-draft, we'd be a contender, not a pretender. We didn't deserve to be in the playoffs last year, and it shows this year.
Clay Matthews would be a piss poor LB in a 4-3 system
Justin Houston would be a piss poor LB in a 4-3 system
Both are RUSH LB's in 3-4 systems or undersized DE's in a 4-3 not LB's and you can't go back and say what if half of those guys don't fit what Lions do/did at the time they became great players but doesn't mean they would have in Detroit
Also at the time of the draft in 2010 Suh was considered the best prospect in a long time and a once in a generation player so trading back/drafting someone else would have caused a riot
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no one knows how any one will come back.. or how a 3-4 LB would do in a 4-3..
you end up with the same what ifs... coaches sceems.. teamates ect ect alll play a huge facter
Would you rather have Justin Houston as a DE or a "piss-poor" OLB or Titus Young?
Come on, be realistic. If that was the case, could have traded Avril to the Patriots for their 1st rounder like they wanted. Lmao.
Why do you people make excuses for our poor drafts by mentioning schemes? It's dumb to think that these "FAR SUPERIOR" athletes and football players wouldn't fit in to our team.
Keep riding your sub-par Detroit Lions team to mediocrity and abysmal records and keep buying tickets and jerseys instead of demanding more. Nice work.