Detroit Lions sign offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam

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  1. Wolf

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    http://blog.mlive.com/highlightreel/2009/05/detroit_lions_sign_offensive_t.html

     
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    I know it's a paycheck, but I still can't help but feel sorry for Salaam. Playing for the Lions can't be high on any player's list of aspirations. Plus, I thought he did a decent job for us. Not great, but decent.
     
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    I thought he did a decent job also. I remember when we first signed him, Jags fan came on here and posted that he was garbage in Jax.

    Good Luck in Detroit Salaam, you will need it.
     
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    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    And Salaam makes that "final stop" on the NFL-go-round to wrap his career up. He did well for us but it's a good thing that we've moved past needing him even if it is a bit sad to see someone go who played hard for us. That's the NFL and it doesn't pay to get overly attached to most players.
     
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    I guess nobody wanted a player-first broadcaster in the booth then.....

    ....or Salaam reeeeeeally wants to play.

    "If ifs were fifths, we'd all be drunk."
     
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    I think Detroit will be alot better than people think. They will NOT be the worst team in the NFL.
     


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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I agree, BigBull. They've rid themselves of the true cancer of the organization. While I don't think they will have a winning season, I can see them moving up from the bottom 1/4.

    Good luck to Salaam. I didn't think he was ever suited to play LT, but he'd be a decent back up at RT.
     
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    I think Stafford is left handed.
     
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    I hope he plays well for the Lions because even I'm rooting for that franchise and there fans, he was solid and didn't complain much about playing time or his role and he can be an excellent backup or mentor...

    :fans:
     
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    Well, gotta wish Salaam good luck for sure. Was hoping we may have gotten him as security before TC starts.

    Can't not cheer for the guy. Played starter role for backup money basically his whole career.
     
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    Stafford's right handed.

    I hope they sit him for a year anyways. Let Culpepper take the beating while they build.
     
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    Glad you cleared that up, because it actually is important.
     
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    I think they win 4-6 games. They were in alot of games last year, and Saalam is an upgrade at LT.
     
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    Glad Salaam has a job, was hoping he might have come back here though.

    Lions got themselves a good locker room guy and a great backup.
     
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    Saalam was a big part of our turn around from a horrible team, to a team on the cusp. That can't be under valued.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Let's not go too far, Big Bull. Salaam was a stop-gap and he was horrible against speed rushers. If he was a big part of anything, it was the drafting of Duane Brown.

    Great guy, but not starting LT material. I do not hold it against him because he was forced in to action via injury.
     
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    He was a leader and helped alot of our young lineman become better pro's. He also filled in when Spencer went down. Guys like Saalam offer more than their on the field presence. He is a great locker room guy, just what a team like Detroit needs. He is also now their best Left Tackle on the team. He is a pretty solid signing.
     
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    No arguement from me, BigBull. I agree with all that. I just don't believe he should be relied upon to start.

    Right now they consider him their swing tackle. If they choose to push Backus inside to G, that would give Salaam a shot at LT.
     

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