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cuppacoffee
03-06-2006, 08:14 PM
New York Giants wish list:

• WR Corey Bradford. The Giants made a run at him last year, but didn't land him. With Tim Carter set to leave via free agency and Jamaar Taylor's health always in question, the Giants need a new burner for their third receiver. Bradford could be that guy.

Ben Maller Rumor Page (http://benmaller.com/#nfl_rumors_notes)

Would make a few posters around here happy...:)

:coffee:

YoungTexanFan
03-06-2006, 08:23 PM
Amen!!

:yahoo: :dance:


Drinks are on me!!! :party:

aj.
03-06-2006, 08:24 PM
The Giants made a run at him last year, but didn't land him.

Yeah, the Giants must have really 'made a run at him' last year since the Texans signed him to a deal barely over the minimum (800k) a few days after Bradford visited NY.

samomin
03-06-2006, 08:25 PM
As long as we don't "land" him I'm happy.

Grid
03-06-2006, 08:29 PM
I would not be against having bradford on the roster next season. not in the least.

There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Bradford.. seriously..think back on all the games we have played with Bradford.. is there really any reason to hate him?

The problem isnt Bradford..its the way our old coaches used him.. he shouldnt be the #2 receiver. He is a #3 or #4.. someone you bring out to throw a hail mary to.

Hes "fairly" cheap.. and I think our new staff would use him correctly.

Bubbajwp
03-06-2006, 08:47 PM
Yeah, the Giants must have really 'made a run at him' last year since the Texans signed him to a deal barely over the minimum (800k) a few days after Bradford visited NY.
You hit that right on the spot.

Eyeguy
03-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Brick Hands Is Gone!

Corrosion
03-06-2006, 10:37 PM
I'd be ELATED to see this guy sign ..... SOMEWHERE ELSE !



At one time I was a Bradford backer .... back when this board was at the old site ..... Since that time Ive come to my senses and realized Bradford is a track guy trying to make it as a football player ..... and doing a very poor impersonation at that.

As for the Giants making a run at him last year .... Why didnt they offer him a contract ??!!?? .....

Tha_Tinman
03-06-2006, 11:39 PM
I would not be against having bradford on the roster next season. not in the least.

There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Bradford.. seriously..think back on all the games we have played with Bradford.. is there really any reason to hate him?

The problem isnt Bradford..its the way our old coaches used him.. he shouldnt be the #2 receiver. He is a #3 or #4.. someone you bring out to throw a hail mary to.

Hes "fairly" cheap.. and I think our new staff would use him correctly.

I like Bradford ...He has made some great memorable clutch catches in the Texans uniform ...I think he's been our best receiver since the inaugural season. I have no idea of what the WR stats are ...but I'd like to see how he ranks in All-Time Texans History. Pretty darn good I suppose (Yeah I know he's been here tha whole time but u get my point)

Grid
03-06-2006, 11:59 PM
Bradford last season.

16 games, 34 receptions, 436 yards, 12.8 average, 5 TDs


Brandon Stokely last season

15 games, 41 receptions, 543 yards, 13.2 average, 1 TD


How about Matt Jones, the rookie WR in Jacksonville.

16 games, 36 receptions, 432 yards, 12 average, 5 TDs


Nate Burleson

12 games, 30 receptions, 328 yards, 10.9 average, 1 TD


Mark Clayton

14 games, 44 receptions, 471 yards, 10.7 average, 2 TDs

Antwan Randel El

16 games, 35 receptions, 558 yards, 15.9 average, 1 TD




This is the class that Bradford is in. He is a good backup WR.. he shouldnt be key to the offense..he should just be there for when we CAN use his speed and experience.

mexican_texan
03-07-2006, 12:23 AM
How 'bout putting drops as a stat line up there?

stevo3883
03-07-2006, 12:24 AM
lol dude are you seriously saying bradford should see playing time?

all of those guys were either A)rookies or B) had the worst season of their career.

thetexanator
03-07-2006, 12:26 AM
man bradford is one of the most uncoordinated recievers i have ever seen(usually because they dont get PT) nice guy, but we need a upgrade

Napa Auto Parts
03-07-2006, 01:26 AM
I'd be ELATED to see this guy sign ..... SOMEWHERE ELSE !



At one time I was a Bradford backer .... back when this board was at the old site ..... Since that time Ive come to my senses and realized Bradford is a track guy trying to make it as a football player ..... and doing a very poor impersonation at that.

As for the Giants making a run at him last year .... Why didnt they offer him a contract ??!!?? .....



Hopefully for a division rival im sure he can help them alot.:sarcasm:

Malloy
03-07-2006, 04:56 AM
Drinks are on me!!! :party:


Am I the only one that did not miss the REALLY interesting stuff in this thread ?:)

Oh well, Bradford gone is nice too!

Corrosion
03-07-2006, 07:19 AM
Am I the only one that did not miss the REALLY interesting stuff in this thread ?:)

Oh well, Bradford gone is nice too!


He's not old enough to get in the bar ..... he's buying soda's :stirpot:

Grid
03-07-2006, 10:53 AM
Bradford caught 52% of his passes last season.

that puts his catch percentage close to players like Ashlie Lelie, Jerry Porter, Justin McCareins, Plaxico Burress, Drew Bennett, Isaac Bruce, Antwan Randel El, Andre Johnson, and Roy Williams.


so.. again.. he doesnt have the hands of a superstar.. but he does have the hands of an average player. His infamous "hands of stone" was the reputation he came to us with from Green Bay... for the most part, with us, he has been AVERAGE when it comes to hauling in passes.. not BELOW average.

But whatever.. some fans just have to have someone that they can dog on. Ignorance is bliss and whatnot.

Kaiser Toro
03-07-2006, 11:05 AM
I do not see the value in keeping the guy. He has averaged over his 8 year career less than 2 catches and 30 yards per game. He does have a nice yards per catch percentage at 15.8.

I think we pretty know what we are going to get and in my opinion it is not worth what we should be paying for him at league minimum.

pittbull
03-07-2006, 11:50 AM
Should Be......Wouldn't you!

Porky
03-07-2006, 11:57 AM
Bradford last season.

16 games, 34 receptions, 436 yards, 12.8 average, 5 TDs


Brandon Stokely last season

15 games, 41 receptions, 543 yards, 13.2 average, 1 TD


How about Matt Jones, the rookie WR in Jacksonville.

16 games, 36 receptions, 432 yards, 12 average, 5 TDs


Nate Burleson

12 games, 30 receptions, 328 yards, 10.9 average, 1 TD


Mark Clayton

14 games, 44 receptions, 471 yards, 10.7 average, 2 TDs

Antwan Randel El

16 games, 35 receptions, 558 yards, 15.9 average, 1 TD




This is the class that Bradford is in. He is a good backup WR.. he shouldnt be key to the offense..he should just be there for when we CAN use his speed and experience.


Out of all the guys you mentioned, how many of those would hit the FA market, get basically no offers, and have to come crawling back to their original team for a near min contract?

Rosusu
03-07-2006, 12:06 PM
I think that Bradford is an okay 3rd reciever and if we can sign him to a reasonable deal then keep him. Then again we have a lot of talented young recievers that I want to see get some playing time.

Coach C.
03-07-2006, 12:31 PM
Bradford is out of here, the combine showed that the draft has some speed at the WR position and that they will be going later in the draft. We can get a fast guys with better hands on the second day that would be better than bradford.

Hervoyel
03-07-2006, 01:01 PM
I think Bradford is probably gone due to increased competition at the WR spot but I also think that Grid is dead on in his assessment of him. The majority of you guys just have to have someone to rag on and since Matt Stevens hit the road Bradford has been the guy.

He's not a #1 or a #2. He's not really even a #3 if you start three wide a lot. He's a weapon when he's coming off the bench and trying to prove that he can be a starter in this league. He can't and everyone knows it except for Bradford himself but that's beside the point. You throw a couple of long passes to him per game and some days he gets hot and kills the defense. Other days he doesn't do much of anything. Mostly in this role he's a luxury type of player who you keep if you have the roster spot to give.

If he got on the field as often as Armstrong did last year everyone would be talking about how we don't use his speed and how the coaches were fools. I don't think we'll keep Bradford another year but he'll catch on with someone. The biggest problem with Bradford here was that the coaches had nobody else so he became our #1 right off the bat. Then he drifted down to the #2 spot and our old coaching staff would always start a lousy veteran over any kind of rookie if they got the chance.

Kaiser Toro
03-07-2006, 01:09 PM
He is 31 years old which means his speed is mostly on the decline while he is not a candidate to be of help on Special Teams. A roster position is just a valuable as the cap implications. Moreover, due to the CBA uncertainty there may be more WR FA's available that are more talented or can offer more than just 2 receptions and 30 yards per game.

Texas
03-07-2006, 01:54 PM
Bradford sucks...Its that simple

El Tejano
03-07-2006, 01:58 PM
Can't someone just come get him?

Spoda
03-07-2006, 02:32 PM
i figure if we lose bradford i have a big mossy stone in my back yard that will play for less cash and will deliver the same results

Peldon
03-07-2006, 04:09 PM
i figure if we lose bradford i have a big mossy stone in my back yard that will play for less cash and will deliver the same results

Don't know if I would put it at WR but we could maybe replace a lineman with it. Might be better to have something that might stub a d-lineman's toe as he steps over rather than just a fleshy stomach.

humbleone
03-07-2006, 05:16 PM
Bradford is out of here, the combine showed that the draft has some speed at the WR position and that they will be going later in the draft. We can get a fast guys with better hands on the second day that would be better than bradford.

The "house cleaning" (Hollings, Coleman) missed Bradford so far somehow. I sure hope you are correct. I would rather see Mathis in the #3 spot than Bradford.

Speaking of "house cleaning", does anyone know if we are talking to McKinney and/or Wiegert about significant contract restructures?

feebleminded
03-07-2006, 05:20 PM
The "house cleaning" (Hollings, Coleman) missed Bradford so far somehow. I sure hope you are correct. I would rather see Mathis in the #3 spot than Bradford.

Speaking of "house cleaning", does anyone know if we are talking to McKinney and/or Wiegert about significant contract restructures?


The FO doesnt have to cut him since he is UFA. Just dont resign him.

humbleone
03-07-2006, 05:26 PM
The FO doesnt have to cut him since he is UFA. Just dont resign him.

Whoops...that explains it. I forgot he is a UFA this year...thanks.

Battle Red Flash
03-07-2006, 05:31 PM
I hope he's gone.
Armstrong has been held back long enough.
.....and TEXANS! Sign David Givens!

Coach C.
03-07-2006, 05:44 PM
The "house cleaning" (Hollings, Coleman) missed Bradford so far somehow. I sure hope you are correct. I would rather see Mathis in the #3 spot than Bradford.

Speaking of "house cleaning", does anyone know if we are talking to McKinney and/or Wiegert about significant contract restructures?

The guys you mentioned were cut. The Texans simply do not have to resign Bradford.

humbleone
03-07-2006, 06:03 PM
The guys you mentioned were cut. The Texans simply do not have to resign Bradford.

Got it...thanks!

rmartin65
03-07-2006, 06:07 PM
There's always hope Bradford's gone.

TexansTrueFan
03-08-2006, 12:24 AM
i want mathis to take bradfords spot !

jmerog
03-09-2006, 10:15 AM
I like Bradford ...He has made some great memorable clutch catches in the Texans uniform ...I think he's been our best receiver since the inaugural season. I have no idea of what the WR stats are ...but I'd like to see how he ranks in All-Time Texans History. Pretty darn good I suppose (Yeah I know he's been here tha whole time but u get my point)



Have you ever accually watched a Texans game? Your kidding,right?

*walks away shaking head and laughing hysterically

Hervoyel
03-09-2006, 10:36 AM
Have you ever accually watched a Texans game? Your kidding,right?

*walks away shaking head and laughing hysterically

Have you?

I'd stop laughing and look at the stats* for a second. He's scored more career points for the Texans than anyone other than Domanick Davis and Kris Brown (and it's not like kickers really count IMO). He's second in career touchdowns as well. Despite being 5th on the Most Receptions list with 86 he's 2nd in Career Receiving Yards.

In Yards per game he's second (127) and third (126) behind Andre Johnson's 170. He's first in receiving touchdowns with 13.

Despite the fact that Andre Johnson is "the beast" here Corey Bradford has 5 of the 7 longest pass completions in team history and he's caught the four longest touchdown passes in team history.

Why is it always feast or famine with so many of you guys. Players are either going to be the answer to everything or they're worthless and the fact that they earned a roster spot on an NFL team is a travesty.

You can "not" want a guy on your team without hating him. Better all around receivers than Corey Bradford will probably displace him this year but you don't have to denigrate what he's done for us. Everyone but the hopelessly optimistic knew what we were getting when we went out and signed Corey Bradford.

*All of the stats in here come from the Texans team history/records page which I do not believe has been updated to include the 2005 season. Just FYI.

BigWig
03-09-2006, 10:44 AM
I hope he's gone.
Armstrong has been held back long enough.
.....and TEXANS! Sign David Givens!
Amen I say to Armstrong! If given playing time he will be a star IMHO.
Besides, I must admit I had to nickname Bradford last year, " Butterfingers" he dropped way too many passes.

Kaiser Toro
03-09-2006, 10:51 AM
Have you?

I'd stop laughing and look at the stats* for a second. He's scored more career points for the Texans than anyone other than Domanick Davis and Kris Brown. He's second in career touchdowns as well. Despite being 5th on the Most Receptions list with 86 he's 2nd in Career Receiving Yards.

In Yards per game he's second (127) and third (126) behind Andre Johnson's 170. He's first in receiving touchdowns with 13.

Despite the fact that Andre Johnson is "the beast" here Corey Bradford has 5 of the 7 longest pass completions in team history and he's caught the four longest touchdown passes in team history.

Why is always feast or famine with so many of you guys. Players are either going to be the answer to everything or they're worthless and the fact that they earned a roster spot on an NFL team is a travesty.

You can not want a guy on your team without hating him. Better all around receivers than Corey Bradford will probably displace him this year but you don't have to denigrate what he's done for us. Everyone but the hopelessly optimistic knew what we were getting when we went out and signed Corey Bradford.

I think it is resepctful with the way you are framing what Bradford has meant to franchise in a historical view. But the question is whether or not he deserves a position on the team moving forward. I don't see him worthy of a position or better yet how does he make us better moving forward as his greatest asset, speed, declines with age.

jmerog
03-09-2006, 11:14 AM
Stats dont tell the whole story on Bradford.

The biggest problems with Bradford are effort and consistancy.
he gives up un plays too often and just doesn't show up half the time. every now and then,He has a great game but it is ussually after several stinkers and he is in fear for his job or rep or whatever.
Yes,He is fast and stretches defenses but that is his only quality. As such, when he does burn a defense and accually manages to catch a ball,(53% of the time?) its for long yardage. That 53% of the time isn't as (good) as it sounds when you consider that he is supposed to be the fast one who stretches the defense and catches the ball out in front of the defense.That is what the fast burners are for. He doesn't even fill this one dementional role well.

As far as his touchdown numbers, that has more to do how he was used on that play and doesn't reflect what happened up to that point.In many instances, it was dd's rushing or Aj's passes that got them into that position and Bradford was the unlikely recipient of the scoring pass.

jmerog
03-09-2006, 11:22 AM
As far as total yards, he has been with the team longer and was the # 1 reciever the first year and was the #2c at all other times. He aught to be first by far. That DD is ahead of him says alot. Also AJ has been double teamed since he showed up halfway through his rookie year opening up even more opportunities for bradford.

Please be honest when using stats. Numbers can be used in deceptive ways.

besides, its his undefended drops and lack of effort that are my main issues with him.

Did you notice that when we got rid of him last year, noone wanted him?....except good ol' capers

BTW- you have me all wrong. In general,i'm not a hater. I am, for the texans and look for the good but i dont cut slack for those who dont put out thier full effort for the team. Our team can be really good and i want to see them succeed and an attitude that lacks effort is contageous and we dont need a desease like that spreading.

I want to cut bad players but dont hate them just because they suck. I dont hate anyone but i do have a bad taste for any player (even good ones) that dont give the team thier all on the field.

jmerog
03-09-2006, 11:37 AM
That brings me to armstrong. I've heard it said that the reason he isn't used is because he doesn't have the footwork/speed to make seperation. Well, i wish i knew enough to evaluate if that is true of not because that guy gives effort. Effort isn't the only thing that matters but it is very important.In addition to effort,his hands are amazing.when he is thrown the ball, his moniker,"mr. automatic" truely fits. I'm not saying he is the answer to all our prayers or that he is even necessarily our #2 reciver even but i would definatly like to see his attitude and hands on the field more. Slot maybe, #3/#4?
what do yall think?

Question, Kaiser-or anyone else,do you think MATHIS is likely to become a good reciever? a #2? A bradford replacement?

Kaiser Toro
03-09-2006, 01:07 PM
That brings me to armstrong. I've heard it said that the reason he isn't used is because he doesn't have the footwork/speed to make seperation. Well, i wish i knew enough to evaluate if that is true of not because that guy gives effort. Effort isn't the only thing that matters but it is very important.In addition to effort,his hands are amazing.when he is thrown the ball, his moniker,"mr. automatic" truely fits. I'm not saying he is the answer to all our prayers or that he is even necessarily our #2 reciver even but i would definatly like to see his attitude and hands on the field more. Slot maybe, #3/#4?
what do yall think?

Question, Kaiser-or anyone else,do you think MATHIS is likely to become a good reciever? a #2? A bradford replacement?

I do not see Mathis as the #2 in the short term. I do not think we will see him often until we get our core down - zone blocking scheme, reading defenses, calling audibles and executing (not paying homage to Capers, but very accurate). Once we can get these down as a unit then I could see Kubiak mixing in the special sauce that is Mathis.

Hervoyel
03-09-2006, 01:34 PM
Hey jmerog I want to tell you right up front that I responded to your post in particular but most of my comments were directed at the majority of posters before you. That was somewhat misleading on my part.

Some points I'd like to make.

1. Bradford does drop some passes. I'm not arguing that he doesn't drop some passes. It's been shown clearly in a number of threads before this though that Bradford is not the "Drop Machine" that a lot of posters like to make him out to be. The biggest problem with Corey dropping the ball has been his timing. He doesn't drop as many as most of you think but you can be forgiven for feeling like it because he drops the ones that just break your heart. He's got a sense of timing when it comes to that I admit. Those hurt but when we brought Bradford in he was what we had and he did his best for us. I'm satisfied with that and unlike a lot of the people who seem to relish getting to kick the man on his way out the door I appreciate the job he did while he was here.

2. If "dd's rushing or Aj's passes" get them down the field when Bradford is the lucky recipient of the TD then how does that work with him being the deep threat and having all of the longest TD's in Texans history? It's one way or the other for the most part, it can't be both all the time. In 2002 when this team couldn't keep a drive alive for the length of the field to save their lives Bradford and his 50+ yard TD's sometimes made the difference between a beat down and a respectable showing or (on that rare day) a win.

I just think we should be good enough fans to be able to send a player on his way without being insulting. Sure we've got better receivers now and I'm glad we do but I'd like to see us send the original Texans on their way with a pat on the back and not a kick in the ***.

jmerog
03-09-2006, 01:54 PM
HERVOYEL-

well, i dont completely agree with you but i can respect an honest diference of opinion. Its clear from your post that your intentions are good and that your opinions are not the frivolous rantings of a madman as i had first supposed.
As i said in my earlier post, its about effort for me with him.

Clarification. I was addressing two different things with him getting the long yards and with him getting Td's as a result of other's efforts. as for the latter,that is common and to be expected and that is where the majority came from these last couple of years. as to the former-I would expect to have our burner and longest time starting veteran to have the longest td catches.

we simply disagree on the interpretation of it all...and we both apparantly flet strongly enough about our positions to defend then strongly.

I do now respect that you have thought out your opinions rather than spout off regurgitated nonsense as some do, even if i dont agree with your conclusions.

I'm glad you are a fan and wish the best for the team. I do too.

jmerog
03-09-2006, 02:05 PM
[QUOTE= I just think we should be good enough fans to be able to send a player on his way without being insulting. Sure we've got better receivers now and I'm glad we do but I'd like to see us send the original Texans on their way with a pat on the back and not a kick in the ***.[/QUOTE]


Also- As i said, I am not knocking a guy for being less than the best(although i do want better)
I view Bradford in terms of my perception of his attitude above all. If i felt he had given his best then i would undoubtedly feel as you do and be making similer statements. I have defended others(not sure on this board) in similer fashion. But i see bradford as a 'do only what i have to do in oder to get by' kind of guy and i'll kick that kind of player in the butt every time no matter what. If i am wrong (and neither of us will ever know) and bradford really gave us his best them my apologies to him for the railing and thanks for playing (although he would still need replacing because of ....) but i dont think so.

lilwills30
03-10-2006, 06:08 PM
corey bradford is the **** and he was the best wr we had last year and he caught more tds than our number 1,2,3 wr

TexansTrueFan
03-10-2006, 07:18 PM
corey bradford is the **** and he was the best wr we had last year and he caught more tds than our number 1,2,3 wr


hmmm ok, i dont know if i agree with that, i mean sometimes we see heart out of bradford, like last season when he juked 2 defenders on his way to the end zone. i mean a good NON-typical bradford play. BUT yes he did help us stomp the cowboys in our first ever game, so i'll always love him for that, but that was 4 years ago, and his speed has declined, he doesnt have very good hands IMO. i think mathis could be our #2 reciever, only because of his speed though, but he does need a little work.

kcwilson
03-10-2006, 07:32 PM
Tough to believe that this topic warranted 50 posts... Corey is this year's Aaron Glenn... best of luck, nothing personal, time for us to go another way.

If he is back, what a great #4 receiver.

TexansTrueFan
03-10-2006, 07:36 PM
Tough to believe that this topic warranted 50 posts... Corey is this year's Aaron Glenn... best of luck, nothing personal, time for us to go another way.

If he is back, what a great #4 receiver.


ok A.G was a pro bowler had been one of the top cover corners in the league for years posted 5 ints his final season with us, so how could the 2 even be compared. C.B has always been average, why do u think he came here to an expansion team, and no big names came ???

kcwilson
03-10-2006, 07:49 PM
ok A.G was a pro bowler had been one of the top cover corners in the league for years posted 5 ints his final season with us, so how could the 2 even be compared. C.B has always been average, why do u think he came here to an expansion team, and no big names came ???

In terms of talent, yes the two are incomparable... but in terms of history with the team, there is a sentimental bond that people have with him (for some reason)... I am not suggesting that he is a pro bowler, only that the sentiment is there that he contributed to the early develoment of the organization and perhaps we ought to show some loyalty. for which, we have, now get out CB.

HJam72
03-10-2006, 07:52 PM
Bradford wasn't just good in that Cowboys game. He was a good receiver that entire first year. But, he's given us 3rd string performance ever since and it's time for him to hit the road. He's fast, but he doesn't run routs well and he drops way to many passes, especially when the game's on the line. Ever since the start of our second season, we've had at least 3 receivers that were better than him and that's not even counting guys who got cut in preseason that were better than him. I won't miss him. He made need to seek psychiatric help about the hands thing.

TexansTrueFan
03-10-2006, 07:53 PM
In terms of talent, yes the two are incomparable... but in terms of history with the team, there is a sentimental bond that people have with him (for some reason)... I am not suggesting that he is a pro bowler, only that the sentiment is there that he contributed to the early develoment of the organization and perhaps we ought to show some loyalty. for which, we have, now get out CB.


yeah i see we're ur coming from, i'm just thinking about whats best for the team, and honestly i'm suprised he didnt leave last seaosn when the texans gave him permission to look at other teams.

TexansTrueFan
03-10-2006, 07:54 PM
Bradford wasn't just good in that Cowboys game. He was a good receiver that entire first year. But, he's given us 3rd string performance ever since and it's time for him to hit the road. He's fast, but he doesn't run routs well and he drops way to many passes, especially when the game's on the line. Ever since the start of our second season, we've had at least 3 receivers that were better than him and that's not even counting guys who got cut in preseason that were better than him. I won't miss him. He made need to seek psychiatric help about the hands thing.


yes but just because of his game against the cowboys i will always respect him, no matter how bad he might be now.

kcwilson
03-10-2006, 07:55 PM
I wanted to see Bradford gone in game #3. I am not a fan whatsoever of his. I would have been much more excited to see how Armstrong could perform in that role than CB. Armstrong lacks the ideal speed opposite AJ though.

TexansTrueFan
03-10-2006, 08:00 PM
I wanted to see Bradford gone in game #3. I am not a fan whatsoever of his. I would have been much more excited to see how Armstrong could perform in that role than CB. Armstrong lacks the ideal speed opposite AJ though.


true he's not fast but the boy catches everything thrown his way and always manages to get open. i mean if worse came to worse i could say AJ #1 Gaffney #2 and Armstrong #3 but id rather have a speedy guy as our number 2 maybe mathis. but dont get me wrong i like Gaffney i just think armsrong is a good talent going to waste. this season is going to be so much fun, i feel like i did when i first found out houston was getting a new team !:)

kcwilson
03-10-2006, 08:06 PM
this season is going to be so much fun, i feel like i did when i first found out houston was getting a new team !:)

One could only wish that was happening.

TexansTrueFan
03-10-2006, 08:20 PM
One could only wish that was happening.


aww come on now, our team is still pretty young, so we get to watch this team grow, get better and worse, win and lose i mean what could be better. i havent given up on them.

touttail
03-11-2006, 10:55 AM
New York Giants wish list:

• WR Corey Bradford. The Giants made a run at him last year, but didn't land him. With Tim Carter set to leave via free agency and Jamaar Taylor's health always in question, the Giants need a new burner for their third receiver. Bradford could be that guy.

Ben Maller Rumor Page (http://benmaller.com/#nfl_rumors_notes)

Would make a few posters around here happy...:) :coffee:

I am included on that list.
Mr. Dropsy needs to be somewhere besides Houston! NY seems like a good place for him!

Bobby 119C

HoustonFan
03-11-2006, 01:06 PM
Bradford to the Giants???? Wouldn't be mad at that. Let's see what happens.

whiskeyrbl
03-13-2006, 02:41 PM
Lions | Team visits with C. Bradford
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 10:48:24 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions visited with free agent WR Corey Bradford (Texans) Monday, March 13.

Detroit has a surplus of WR's,puzzled as to why they are interviewing another,unless they are fixin to try to set up a trade with their others,giving them players at other positions or freeing up cap room,or maybe they are gonna run a RUN and SHOOT O.

Texas
03-13-2006, 02:53 PM
Detroit always wants a new receiver. Yes he's gone. Hes in the FA and will be signed to another team. I guarantee it!

BeerFan
03-13-2006, 02:53 PM
i think the Lions are just really really really really really really really really dumb. they'll also draft a WR in every round this year. except the first, in which they draft a punter.

texan279
03-13-2006, 03:01 PM
They brought him in last off season and didn't make an offer if I remember correct.

Meloy
03-13-2006, 03:10 PM
He may not sign any where else but IMO he's gone from Htown

Paragon Blue
03-13-2006, 03:36 PM
Lions | Bradford signed to four-year deal
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 12:22:21 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Detroit Lions have signed free agent WR Corey Bradford (Texans) to a four-year, $7.4 million contract that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
:redtowel:

whiskeyrbl
03-13-2006, 03:39 PM
good riddens

chuckm
03-13-2006, 03:40 PM
vaya con dios Corey

Ihategeeks
03-13-2006, 03:47 PM
Last year it made o sense in that offense.
This year all we want him to do is run a 9 route for us.

If that's all he can do, and it's all we want. I am not going to complain about it too much.


BUT, in typical Matt Millen fashion, we have a flurry of other needs, and we signed a WR first.


*****.

TexanFan881
03-13-2006, 03:48 PM
Lions | Bradford signed to four-year deal
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 12:22:21 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Detroit Lions have signed free agent WR Corey Bradford (Texans) to a four-year, $7.4 million contract that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
:redtowel:

:yahoo:

TEXANS84
03-13-2006, 03:51 PM
Hmm...I question this signing. I guess they've lost faith in Charles Rodgers, or they're paying a heck of alot for a #4 reciever.

Kaiser Toro
03-13-2006, 03:51 PM
Two things that come to mind seeing this signing -

1) #3 WR's are making more money these days, which says the Walter deal is not out of the price range as some would suggest.

2) Kippy Brown, our former WR coach, former OC for the Dolphins and now current WR coach for the Lions sees value in one of the most lambasted Texans. If you view everything through a Kubiak lens due to his experience, then you should be able to see that Brown saw something different as well with the way this offense executed the last four years.

Dunta_23
03-13-2006, 03:53 PM
Good on CB to get that kinda $$$ from the Lions...Unless they are going to release/trade on of the 3 first rounders, CB will rarely see the field.

Ihategeeks
03-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Good on CB to get that kinda $$$ from the Lions...Unless they are going to release/trade on of the 3 first rounders, CB will rarely see the field.

That's not even alot of money. Chuck Rogers has already had his contract stripped down to about the same pay scale as what Bradford is making. Chuck already lost Millions because of his potsmoking.

Corey Bradford isn't making too much over the Vet Min

TEXANS84
03-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Lion fans are hoping he can return punts...lol

http://www.thelionsfanatics.com/tlfforum/index.php?showtopic=20227

Texans34Life
03-13-2006, 03:58 PM
Thank God Bradford is gone. What a bust after coming from the Packers.:brickwall

Besides Walter, who do you guys think would be our next WR signing?

Antonio Bryant is gone... :dangit:

49ers | Contract update: A. Bryant
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 11:59:57 -0800

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports San Francisco 49ers WR Antonio Bryant agreed to a four-year, $15 million deal with the 49ers that included a signing bonus in excess of $5 million.

Ihategeeks
03-13-2006, 03:58 PM
Lion fans are hoping he can return punts...lol

http://www.thelionsfanatics.com/tlfforum/index.php?showtopic=20227

Lions fans aren't very bright don't make fun of them.

Scottyboy
03-13-2006, 04:06 PM
LMAO... Poor Lions! So glad they didnt scoop up A.J. ! Enjoy Bradford, he's a fine piece of Talent! LOL! :redtowel:

TexanFan881
03-13-2006, 04:10 PM
That's funny, they just want him to return kicks. They've already got 3 WRs, I wonder if that's why the Lions signed him

Peldon
03-13-2006, 04:15 PM
Last year it made o sense in that offense.
This year all we want him to do is run a 9 route for us.

If that's all he can do, and it's all we want. I am not going to complain about it too much.


BUT, in typical Matt Millen fashion, we have a flurry of other needs, and we signed a WR first.


*****.

Oh he can run the route pretty well, it's catching the ball that's going to be the problem.

Ihategeeks
03-13-2006, 04:18 PM
Oh he can run the route pretty well, it's catching the ball that's going to be the problem.

With Joey he'll be lucky if it's catchable anyway.

Malloy
03-13-2006, 04:34 PM
I would find it somewhat funny if he excelled in Detroit.

Oh well, he's gone, crack open a beer and let the circus continue! :)

jerek
03-13-2006, 04:38 PM
Lighting up the servers? Guess I'm not the only one glad to see we are doing now what we should have done a year ago.

Think Bradford will catch it when Harrington hits him dead in the hands?

I'm going with ... no.

Malloy
03-13-2006, 04:39 PM
We have like 700+ lurkers right now...this Cory Bradford news is lighting up the servers.

Vinny, can we tax the lurkers, then spend all the money on something silly Texans related, such as a costume-mate for TORO? :)

jerek
03-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Vinny, can we tax the lurkers, then spend all the money on something silly Texans related, such as a costume-mate for TORO? :)

Let's replace Toro with more cheerleaders.

Kaiser Toro
03-13-2006, 04:40 PM
Vinny, can we tax the lurkers, then spend all the money on something silly Texans related, such as a costume-mate for TORO? :)

Like a Center or RT?

Malloy
03-13-2006, 04:40 PM
Let's replace Toro with more cheerleaders.

That's even better!!!

TEXANS84
03-13-2006, 04:40 PM
We have like 700+ lurkers right now...this Cory Bradford news is lighting up the servers.

Wow, just set a new record without the help of a Vince Young incident:

Most users ever online was 788, 2 Minutes Ago at 03:37 PM.

Malloy
03-13-2006, 04:42 PM
Like a Center or RT?

KT, that's just way TOO silly ;)

texan279
03-13-2006, 04:42 PM
up to 819

TEXANS84
03-13-2006, 04:44 PM
:redtowel: Its jumping 20 users per minuite.

Hello Lion fans!!

Bradford's going to be a great addition for you guys, Millen made an excellent decision once again. :pigfly:

jerek
03-13-2006, 04:44 PM
up to 819

Holy hell batman, what is going on? All this for Bradford leaving? Surely not.

run-david-run
03-13-2006, 04:46 PM
Wow, was just on the Lions board. All these years of Millen and 1st round WR's have them a little off the deep end. They think its a good idea to give Bradford $7M and $2M upfront.

texan279
03-13-2006, 04:47 PM
I tried to go to the Lion's MB on their official website and they shut it down...:confused:

Reddevil63
03-13-2006, 04:48 PM
:redtowel: Its jumping 20 users per minuite.

Hello Lion fans!!

Bradford's going to be a great addition for you guys, Millen made an excellent decision once again. :pigfly:
Millen should just use his signing bonus on a lifetime supply of stick-um for Corey's hands

run-david-run
03-13-2006, 04:48 PM
Vince must be visting Detroit....guess his computer got stuck...

mexican_texan
03-13-2006, 04:51 PM
Think Bradford will catch it when Harrington hits him dead in the hands?

The situation will never happen, so we'll never know.

kiwitexansfan
03-13-2006, 04:52 PM
I think there is one thing that can help us keep perspective about Casserley... at least we don't have Millen.:yahoo:

TEXANS84
03-13-2006, 04:54 PM
Even though Bradford's gone, you still got to love one of the greatest Texans moments:

http://intellectualize.org/images/texans_front1.jpg

run-david-run
03-13-2006, 04:55 PM
I think there is one thing that can help us keep perspective about Casserley... at least we don't have Millen.:yahoo:
Or anyone associated with the 9ers..

jerek
03-13-2006, 04:57 PM
I think there is one thing that can help us keep perspective about Casserley... at least we don't have Millen.:yahoo:

Amen to that.

Kaiser Toro
03-13-2006, 04:59 PM
Or anyone associated with the 9ers..

That would include our current HC.

HomeBred_Texan
03-13-2006, 05:14 PM
WOW, 84 guest reviewing this thread....

Hello Lions fans. Personally I like Bradford. To me, it's a shame to see him go. I think in time he will be a good wide out....:sarcasm:

:redtowel: Bye Bradford

Ihategeeks
03-13-2006, 05:19 PM
You're an expansion team but we're the laughing stock.

fantabulous.

texan279
03-13-2006, 05:21 PM
WOW, 84 guest reviewing this thread....

Hello Lions fans. Personally I like Bradford. To me, it's a shame to see him go. I think in time he will be a good wide out....:redtowel:

Did you forget to include the sarcasm smiley? In time? He's been in the NFL for 8 seasons!

kiwitexansfan
03-13-2006, 05:24 PM
To me, it's a shame to see him go. I think in time he will be a good wide out....:redtowel:

In time????? its not like he is a young guy just trying to break in, he has been dropping balls for 8 years now.......

kiwitexansfan
03-13-2006, 05:25 PM
Great minds think alike texan 279

HomeBred_Texan
03-13-2006, 05:25 PM
Did you forget to include the sarcasm smiley? In time? He's been in the NFL for 8 seasons!
:ok: Got to make them feel good. I mean they have 3 first round draft picks that are wide receivers and take our Bradford away from us to replace one of them. :pigfly:

tulexan
03-13-2006, 05:27 PM
And they will probably take Chad Jackson or Vernon Davis this year with their #1. 5 wide every time

texan279
03-13-2006, 05:27 PM
:ok: Got to make them feel good. I mean they have 3 first round draft picks that are wide receivers and take our Bradford away from us to replace one of them. :pigfly:

Ok gotcha, I have to delete my post so the Lion's fans don't see it...:ok: Oh, hey all you Lion's fans, Bradford could easily step in and be you guys #2 or maybe even #1 WR...:pigfly:

texan279
03-13-2006, 05:28 PM
And they will probably take Chad Jackson or Vernon Davis this year with their #1. 5 wide every time

Especially with Martz at the helm of the offense.

HomeBred_Texan
03-13-2006, 05:31 PM
Especially with Martz at the helm of the offense.
You know with Martz, it's gonna be a wide open game. Wasn't that what the old run n shoot was all about?

Now all they need is someone to do the shooting...:stirpot:

LBC_Justin
03-13-2006, 05:33 PM
Today is a very good day.

If I had a nickel for everytime I cursed out Corey Bradford's name last season I would be a rich man.

I do feel a little bad for the Lions. They don't deserve this. I wish he as signed by a team like the Colts, Jags or Titans.

PapaL
03-13-2006, 05:48 PM
Bahhh HAHAHAHA.

Ohhh Happy Days, Ohhh Happy Days. StoneHands Badford is gone.

So many emotions at this moment, all of them good. All of them make my sides hurt.

dirty steve
03-13-2006, 07:02 PM
Bahhh HAHAHAHA.

Ohhh Happy Days, Ohhh Happy Days. StoneHands Badford is gone.

So many emotions at this moment, all of them good. All of them make my sides hurt.

i hope you didn't stay up all night thinking of something as unfunny/unoriginal as that is.

TexansTrueFan
03-13-2006, 07:11 PM
hmm all the lions have is good wrs IMO, i doubt bradford will see much time this year, but oh yeah i forgot rogers is on the team so he does have a shot :yahoo:

Ihategeeks
03-13-2006, 08:45 PM
Lions just signed Eddie Drummond


WR KR


:rolleyes: How can a GM this stupid be allowed to breathe?

aj.
03-13-2006, 08:50 PM
Even though Bradford's gone, you still got to love one of the greatest Texans moments:

http://intellectualize.org/images/texans_front1.jpg

One of my favorite Texans moments because it was coming right at me and I could see the whole thing develop. I recall screaming "there it is" when Bradford broke past Westbrook and nearly falling down the steps when everyone was going crazy after the TD. It was the second loudest Reliant moment after "The Sack." It's a shame those are still the greatest moments 4 years later - but it is right up there with the Oilers Dolphins in '78 and Vikings Cowboys in '75 as games I will never forget.

PapaL
03-13-2006, 10:00 PM
i hope you didn't stay up all night thinking of something as unfunny/unoriginal as that is.

If you dont like it, then dont read it. No one asked you to comment.

texan279
03-13-2006, 10:11 PM
LINK (http://www.detroitlions.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=443701)


MONDAY, MARCH 13
Among the goals the Lions had heading into this year’s free agency, adding a receiver who provides a veteran presence was important. On Monday the team did just that when they signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Corey Bradford to a four-year deal.

For Bradford, it was imperative to join a team with a solid coaching staff, which includes offensive coordinator Mike Martz and wide receivers coach Kippy Brown, and Bradford is quite intrigued with the offense.

Bradford: “Having Kippy (Brown) here and with Mike Martz being the offensive coordinator – I’ve always wanted to play in that type of an offense and now I’m going to get a chance to play in this type of offense.”

Bradford has spent five of his eight NFL seasons working with Brown, including the past four in Houston. He also spent one season with Brown in Green Bay.

It is not only Bradford’s interest in the offense that bodes well for the Lions. He also brings big-play abilities and intangibles that can contribute to Martz’s new offensive system.

Brown: “Corey is a big-play guy. He’s got speed and he’s got an impeccable work ethic. He’s the type of guy that you want to be around and coach. He comes in every day and gives you a day’s work. It’s a comfort to have a guy like that.”

Bradford joins a group of wide receivers that include young and talented pass catchers, three of them first round selections. He expects to lead by example and use his veteran experience to help make the receivers a more cohesive unit.

Bradford: “I hope I will. We’re all probably going to help each other. They’re probably going to help me with some stuff too.

“We all are just going to work together. We’re not going to look at it as, ‘well, you got drafted with this pick or you’re the first, second and third receiver.’ It’s all about playing together because individuality isn’t going to get you anywhere.”

Brown believes Bradford will help the young players out.

Brown: “Well, I would certainly hope so. Corey has played in this league – he did it the hard way. He came in and made his way on special teams and earned the right to play. He’s worked his way the blue-collar way. Hopefully he’ll be a good example for some of our young guys here. I haven’t really coached the guys that are here, so I don’t know how they’ll respond but if they’ll watch Corey then it will be a positive thing.”

TEXANS84
03-13-2006, 10:35 PM
Bradford in the "other blue":

http://www.detroitlions.com/photos/Bradford_Front_060313.jpg

Bubbajwp
03-13-2006, 10:37 PM
Bradford in the "other blue":

http://www.detroitlions.com/photos/Bradford_Front_060313.jpg
He doesnt look very happy. Oh wel I am.

TexanFan881
03-13-2006, 10:41 PM
He's upset because he's not going to get any playing time. As long as he's not on our team :redtowel:

Tulip
03-13-2006, 10:51 PM
So much to hold my attention - Kippy, Martz, Bradford, 3 high first-round receivers - all very interesting.

It's a fun experiment to watch when it's someone else's team.

TexansTrueFan
03-13-2006, 11:17 PM
well i imagine he feels like a guy feels when his girl tells him she doesnt want him anymore, and as some of us know thats not a great feeling !!!

HardCoreTxn
03-13-2006, 11:44 PM
This is the best signing in the offseason!...maybe they can teach him left from right. :yahoo: :yahoo:

outofhnd
03-14-2006, 01:07 AM
Bradford: “I hope I will. We’re all probably going to help each other. They’re probably going to help me with some stuff too.

Like maybe how to catch the ball...

TexanBacker93
03-14-2006, 01:58 AM
Who's waiting for the...

"And with the 9th pick in the 2006 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select, Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State University"

You know you want it to happen.

HomeBred_Texan
03-14-2006, 07:21 AM
Who's waiting for the...

"And with the 9th pick in the 2006 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select, Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State University"

You know you want it to happen.
Honestly, I beleive one of the 3 QB's will fall that far and Detroit will snatch him up, unless they decide to trade up and get one...

Corrosion
03-14-2006, 08:48 AM
Im glad to see Bradford sign elsewhere .... best news of the off-season IMO.


From todays Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/3721504.html

Bradford was fourth on the team last season with 34 catches for 436 yards and five touchdowns. ESPN.com reported his contract as $7.4 million over four years, including a $2 million signing bonus.


Note the top line of tthe above quote , Bradford was the #2 reciever ..... Yet was 4th in catches ..... Not productive enough in my book.

The Lions gave him quite a raise ..... and he will have a worse QB throwing to him this season in Harrington.....

Ihategeeks
03-14-2006, 08:49 AM
Honestly, I beleive one of the 3 QB's will fall that far and Detroit will snatch him up, unless they decide to trade up and get one...

:yahoo: Too bad that will never happen since Joey is the messiah!

barzilla
03-14-2006, 09:13 AM
Im glad to see Bradford sign elsewhere .... best news of the off-season IMO.


From todays Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/3721504.html




Note the top line of tthe above quote , Bradford was the #2 reciever ..... Yet was 4th in catches ..... Not productive enough in my book.

The Lions gave him quite a raise ..... and he will have a worse QB throwing to him this season in Harrington.....

This is the best news of the off-season I agree. Isn't it funny that we signed him in 2002 when he put up similar numbers in Green Bay. I'll bet Detroit is saying the same thing we said back then, "if he gets into the right system........." Isn't any wonder why Detroit is languishing?

GP
03-14-2006, 09:58 AM
I would imagine that right about now, you've got a Lions fan or two over at their message board saying, "Have you gone over to the Texans board? They are LAUGHING that we signed Bradford! I swear, this Lions team is DOOMED. What is or GM thinking? I am officially starting a FIRE THE GM petition."

How much you wanna' bet?

This is h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s. We got it stuck to us in the P-Burnt trade, and now the Lions are getting stuck with a very bad signing of Bradford...and Kippy seems to be the one that arranged it all. Amazing. Simply amazing.

"And with the 9th pick, the Lions select WR Santonio Moss..."

ROFLMAO

TexanBacker93
03-14-2006, 10:35 AM
I know it was Jermaine Lewis and not Bradford, but I keep wanting to think that it was a classic Bradford play. End of the first half. Inaugural game. Houston vs. Dallas. Houston up 10-3. Lewis(Bradford) breaks deep. He's got the corner beat. Carr with a beautiful pass. In his hands....drops it. huge TD and dude drops it. It could just as easily have been Bradford. He'll make a huge play one game that makes you want to offer him your daughter's hand in marriage and then the next game drop a sure fire game winner.

LBC_Justin
03-14-2006, 12:10 PM
This is kind of funny.
http://www.detroitlions.com/boards/down.cfm

The fans must be really happy with the direction of the Team.

barzilla
03-14-2006, 12:23 PM
At least we haven't gotten to that level I guess.

Corrosion
03-14-2006, 12:29 PM
At least we haven't gotten to that level I guess.


You can thank our Mods for that . We may call them Communists occasionally (I know I have in the past) but they keep our board in order for the most part .....

barzilla
03-14-2006, 02:45 PM
That's very true and we also probably have more respectful posters for the most part.:ok:

Ihategeeks
03-14-2006, 06:40 PM
This is kind of funny.
http://www.detroitlions.com/boards/down.cfm

The fans must be really happy with the direction of the Team.

That happened very early in the season last year.
The place was already ultra sensitive, but after a loss to the bears it think it was. The place just melted down.

For good reason.

Big78
03-14-2006, 06:49 PM
Even though Bradford's gone, you still got to love one of the greatest Texans moments:

http://intellectualize.org/images/texans_front1.jpg

i must have missed this moment, what happened that was so great?

Ibar_Harry
03-14-2006, 06:52 PM
i must have missed this moment, what happened that was so great?

Houston fans didn't miss the moment..........

bATXle red
03-14-2006, 06:59 PM
i must have missed this moment, what happened that was so great?

looks like he caught the ball. that's pretty great.

too easy?

TEXANS84
03-14-2006, 07:00 PM
i must have missed this moment, what happened that was so great?

Considering the pedigree of both teams, Dallas should've been able to put the game away in the final quarter. Houston could've played it safe and gone home happy to have kept it close.

But the Texans went for the win.

On the first drive of the fourth quarter, Carr threw deep to Bradford, who reached behind his body in the air and hauled it in, then weaved into the end zone. After stopping to stare at the fans with his hands on his hips, the former Green Bay Packer then jumped into the stands, Lambeau Leap-style.



http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/recap/NFL_20020908_DAL@HOU

cuppacoffee
03-14-2006, 07:11 PM
"On the first drive of the fourth quarter, Carr threw deep to Bradford, who reached behind his body in the air and hauled it in, then weaved into the end zone. After stopping to stare at the fans with his hands on his hips, the former Green Bay Packer then jumped into the stands, Lambeau Leap-style."

For this Texans' fans will always remember Bradford fondly.

Wonder who our hero will be when we thump the girls again this year.



:coffee:

GP
03-14-2006, 07:14 PM
Answer: Detroit Lions

Question: Which NFL team became the first team to start wide receivers at all 11 positions on offense AND defense?

NEWS FLASH:

Associated Press (03/14/2006)-- Stunning developments in Detroit. The town has been riddled with riots and looting recently, with the National Guard called to help control the situation. Apparently, the Lions have signed Corey Bradford and are making a run at nine more free agent wide receivers while also targeting Santonio Moss with their first round selection. Life-sized models of the team's current wide receiver squad are being burned in the streets, and the team's front office has been moved to Canada for the moment. All Lions fans are banned from home games in 2006, according to team officials, and new fans will be bussed into Detroit from Nebraska and Idaho unless they were born in Detroit and they, too, will not be allowed to attend Lions home games for fear of reprisals.

mexican_texan
03-15-2006, 12:09 AM
Answer: Detroit Lions

Question: Which NFL team became the first team to start wide receivers at all 11 positions on offense AND defense?

NEWS FLASH:

Associated Press (03/14/2006)-- Stunning developments in Detroit. The town has been riddled with riots and looting recently, with the National Guard called to help control the situation. Apparently, the Lions have signed Corey Bradford and are making a run at nine more free agent wide receivers while also targeting Santonio Moss with their first round selection. Life-sized models of the team's current wide receiver squad are being burned in the streets, and the team's front office has been moved to Canada for the moment. All Lions fans are banned from home games in 2006, according to team officials, and new fans will be bussed into Detroit from Nebraska and Idaho unless they were born in Detroit and they, too, will not be allowed to attend Lions home games for fear of reprisals.
First of all:
Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State/OT Lions
Sinorice Moss WR DA U/MLB Lions

Millen will be fired during or right before the season if the Lions have any self .:respect:

Paragon Blue
03-15-2006, 12:25 AM
Even though Bradford's gone, you still got to love one of the greatest Texans moments:

http://intellectualize.org/images/texans_front1.jpg
Is there any way to get that highlight?

thunderkyss
03-15-2006, 12:32 AM
Bradford is out of here, the combine showed that the draft has some speed at the WR position and that they will be going later in the draft. We can get a fast guys with better hands on the second day that would be better than bradford.

So, even though we haven't drafted the guy yet..... don't know if he'll be another bust..... we're better off getting rid of Bradford??

I like the fact that Grid has taken it upon himself to defend the guy. If Corey had been playing the last 4 years for another team, with the same stats, we'd be gushing over him, and crying, because we aren't offering him a billion dollars.

My take on him,is that he doesn't seem to be getting anybetter. He's a nice carreer #2 WR. I'd rather keep a guy like Gaffney, who is still getting better. One day, might be somebodies #1. Then draft young guys like Mathis. Work with them, develope them. Keep the A.J.s. Hold on to the Gaffney's, till he isn't showing anymore improvement, and we have a replacement for him already... If he get's up to the A.J. level, then we just cycle speedy young'ns through, till they loose their speed, till they no longer cause defenses to wonder......... Desmond Howard...... Ahzz Ahkeem(sp)...

mexican_texan
03-15-2006, 12:41 AM
So, even though we haven't drafted the guy yet..... don't know if he'll be another bust..... we're better off getting rid of Bradford??

I like the fact that Grid has taken it upon himself to defend the guy. If Corey had been playing the last 4 years for another team, with the same stats, we'd be gushing over him, and crying, because we aren't offering him a billion dollars.
.
That is why I'm not on the Putzier bandwagon.

Errant Hothy
03-15-2006, 12:44 AM
This is kind of funny.
http://www.detroitlions.com/boards/down.cfm

The fans must be really happy with the direction of the Team.

Anybody get any text captures before the cesored themselves. I'd love to see the reaction of the Bradford signing.

thunderkyss
03-15-2006, 12:59 AM
That is why I'm not on the Putzier bandwagon.


I'm not saying I'm on the Putzier wagon or anything, but that's a bit different.

Putzier, is one less player Sherman/Kubiak has to teach his system to. He's actually another "teacher" if you will. It's always nice, for a New coach to bring familiar players with him.

TEXANS84
03-16-2006, 11:51 PM
Lions | Contract breakdown: Bradford
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 19:55:59 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Corey Bradford signed a four-year contract with base salaries of $800,000 (2006), $1.25 million (2007), $1.5 million (2008), and $1.7 million (2009).

texman8
03-17-2006, 12:02 AM
Last year, Bradford couldn't get a bite....now after his great season with us, he gets a 7.2 million contract from Lions. Do you think Millen can trade their #9 pick for Armstrong? LOL

mexican_texan
03-17-2006, 12:05 AM
Last year, Bradford couldn't get a bite....now after his great season with us, he gets a 7.2 million contract from Lions. Do you think Millen can trade their #9 pick for Armstrong? LOL
This is a one-year contract if Bradford doesn't perform to expectations.