Are the Lions Just Being the Lions.........

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    .......by not choosing and locking in their #1 pick early (if they do not have intentions of trading or sliding out of that pick)? Strategy and judgement have never been their strong points.
     
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    Well, the Dolphins locked up Jake Long early last year but, correct me if I'm wrong, I don't recall that being the norm.

    I am glad that they haven't cemented who the pick is yet.

    I don't have much football excitement to cling to at present. Not knowing who's career is going to be dashed by being the Lions no. 1 pick is one of those things that keeps life interesting right now......
     
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    Mario
     
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    Yeah, but they didn't leak the Mario thing until the night before the draft.
     
  5. CloakNNNdagger

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    I would suspect that the only leak that comes out of the Lions camp is that they're going to screw up the pick.......again.:gun:
     
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    If they pick Sanchez, he'll bomb and Stafford will be a stud. If the pick Stafford, he'll bomb and Sanchez will be a stud.

    Or, if they pick a tackle, he'll no doubt show up unmotivated, out of shape, and never reach his potential.

    Maybe they should just draft a WR instead.
     
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    I was thinking the exact same thing the other day! Pity the poor lions fan!
     
  8. CloakNNNdagger

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    Yeh, they tried that and that certainly worked out for them, didn't it? Remember Charles Rogers? ::mcnugget:

     


  9. HOU-TEX

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    There's still plenty of time to get one of the three locked up. I read somewhere (TIFWIW) that they're trying to get Stafford locked up now. If they can't come to an agreement before the draft they were going to move on to the next prospect.
     
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    I heard something similar, and apparently Stafford was telling former Georgia teammates that the Lions taking him number 1 was a sure thing.
     
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    Hmm, maybe the deals done and they're waiting a few more days to let it leak? :thinking:

    Nah, the vultures we have for media nowadays would be picking the corn out of their crap in order to get the scoop.
     
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    I think Stafford is head and shoulders a better QB then Sanchez. I just see Matt Leinart 2.0 with Sanchez. Guy who has ok measureables and played with top notch talent, will struggle in pros with less overall talent. IMO they aren't going to make leaps and bounds in the WL catergory. Next year will be a much better year to take a 1st round QB and I have a feeling they'll be picking around the top 5 again next year.

    If I were the Lions I'd Take whichever LT you grade out as best at LT, best defensive player at 20, then I'd solidify the line with the first second round pick. Culpepper isn't a long term solution but anyone will make a good dummy behind that line, just need them upright long enough to get the ball to Johnson. I think Schwartz has the ability to put medicore talent in good position to succeed. They could roll the dice and hope things end up like Atlanta did , I just don't think Stafford anywhere near what Matt Ryan was coming out of BC. I'd take a guy like Chase Coffman out of Missouri in the third to give Culpepper a good outlet target to hit.
     
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    Followed by Roy Williams at #7 in 2004 and Mike Williams at #10 in 2005 and Calvin Johnson at #2 in 2007. So they keep trying.
     
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    fa·ce·tious
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Middle French facetieux, from facetie jest, from Latin facetia
    Date: 1599
    1 : joking or jesting often inappropriately : waggish <just being facetious>
    2 : meant to be humorous or funny : not serious <a facetious remark>

    If they try it again this year they'll no doubt pass on Crabtree and Maclin and skip on down to Hakeem Nicks or something retarded like that.
     
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    BTW, I got the facetiousness....I just wanted to point out the joke to Cloak that Rogers wasn't there only foray:)
     
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    Oh, I'm with you. I got that you got it.

    Rogers was a disaster. So was Mike Williams. And they traded Roy Williams....

    Sheesh, that's really superbad.
     
  17. Ole Miss Texan

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    The Lions will sign Stafford, Monroe or Smith before the draft. There's no reason at all to come out with anything right now. It will most likely be similar to the 2006 draft with Mario.
     
  18. El Tejano

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    HWNSNBM was also a #1 pick that we signed early before the draft.
     
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    I sure hope they sit him for a few games or even the whole year. He throws frozen ropes and has a cannon, but when it comes to a fade you need a receiver that resembles Mr. Fantastic to catch the ball. He still has tons to learn.
     
  20. CloakNNNdagger

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    I got it, we both tend to show dry humor at times.:toast2:
     

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