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Indy_mm

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Message Posted: May 15, 2006 10:05:24 AM

how well do you think their are going to be this coming year?
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 9:57:59 PM

Losing George Johnson is going to hurt, besides his sacks he was a very disruptive player for us in games, and will continue to excel in his new, more natural position of DE, after other teams tried to make him a DT, which didn't fit his body type or skills..
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 5:38:15 AM

Nice additional D-lineman signing by the Lions to fill Fairley's spot... Seems to be a productive player and very well-priced.
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mrkiddd125
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 4:11:10 AM

Such leaving was good his attitude and not showing up as Captain last year pre-season along with other players getting the lime light.Calvin on the Video game cover and Stafford as Leading the team deep into playoffs played a big roll along with the tax free money for him to leave.We will be just as good and or better team without him.
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 5:23:01 PM

If you want to play....you got to pay
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 4:45:16 PM

"For what it's worth I think Detroit did the right thing letting Suh go and picking up Ngata. Miami will be sorry. Not because Suh won't produce he most likely will. But teams need depth. Paying too much at the top of the roster doesn't leave enough at the middle and bottom. When injuries happen... and they will... the next man up needs to be good enough to not have too much drop off.

Too many high priced guys doesn't allow for the depth."

I 100% agree.

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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 4:43:50 PM

You're right Air....It's not worth your mention.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 4:41:37 PM

For what it's worth I think Detroit did the right thing letting Suh go and picking up Ngata. Miami will be sorry. Not because Suh won't produce he most likely will. But teams need depth. Paying too much at the top of the roster doesn't leave enough at the middle and bottom. When injuries happen... and they will... the next man up needs to be good enough to not have too much drop off.

Too many high priced guys doesn't allow for the depth. They signed a bunch of high end guys last year and how'd that work? Why does Miami seem to start fast every year and trail off? That's a rhetorical question. It's already been answered.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 6:26:55 AM

"Well maybe they can make this 1st round pick stick."

You mean like Megatron and Stafford? ;)

As long as a #1 pick is;

A) Playing to the potential of a #1 pick

B) Not trying to break the bank

Then yes, 'any' team should try to keep said players before they hit free agency.

In the NFL, however, meeting both of the above requirements is few and far between these days.
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Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 2:47:17 PM


Well maybe they can make this 1st round pick stick.

wait...who am I kidding?

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 1:54:48 PM

Yeah, just saw that Service.

Looks like another FA and/or a 1st Rd. Draft pick for the D-Line is in store for the Lions.
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Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 9:04:02 AM


PFT: "... the Lions have decided they will move on from Fairley, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. That will come as a surprise to some, but it shouldn’t: As soon as the Lions declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Fairley’s rookie contract, it was just a matter of time before they moved on."

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 5:41:53 AM

Despite Warren Sapp's claims, I agree that 'nobody' who replaces Suh in Detroit's line-up will be as dominant, but Ngata was a very nice and inexpensive (in comparison) replacement.

Baltimore is taking half of his cap hit for this season and Detroit didn't tie up big money on what would have been 3 players. As happy as I would have been to have kept Suh, this worked out as well as it could have otherwise.

Now they need to re-sign Fairley.

[Edited by: Weaslespit at 3/11/2015 8:42:30 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 4:32:22 AM

I'm glad Ngata is out of our division but he is not as good as Suh.
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TDice
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 2:07:29 AM

...unless he cheats and gets suspended again.
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 1:44:08 AM

I wouldn't call it savvy. Just sensible. Ngata isn't as dominant as Suh, but he won't draw the wrath of the league office either.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:38:16 PM

"Savvy? Hmm. Desperate maybe."

Nah, they had this plan B lined-up. Nice work.
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GTO Joe
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 5:51:53 PM

Savvy? Hmm. Desperate maybe. They knew they better fill that hole with somebody. Megattron hasn't been able to get out of the last couple preseasons without getting banged up. Sure hope Golden Tate can keep lighting it up. Time for tight ends to make an impact too. I suppose if Stafford can finally figure out what color jerseys his receivers are wearing they might be a .500 squad. It's gonna be a long season.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 3:31:07 PM

Wow, savviest move I have seen the Lions make - ever?
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 3:02:23 PM

I guess we now know why the Lions did not put the franchise tag on Suh. Looks like they had Ngata on their radar all along. Suh may be a better player, but Ngata won't cause the hangover that Suh did. I'd say the Lions got that maneuver down right.

[Edited by: FaithAlone at 3/10/2015 6:02:47 PM EST]
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 1:09:25 PM


Well, there ya go, big body in the middle. PIT will be happy.
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Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 1:02:50 PM


Lions trade for Ngata.

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 9:53:30 AM

""I still think there's no sense paying a DT what equates to QB money."

And, not just any ordinary QB money, but a QB who has won two or more superbowls money."

Agreed.
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 9:52:08 AM

"I still think there's no sense paying a DT what equates to QB money."

And, not just any ordinary QB money, but a QB who has won two or more superbowls money.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 8:17:06 AM

Jackson may have been right in Stafford's early years under Schwartz as nobody was ever held accountable. I certainly agreed with his comments on Schwartz made in 2013 though.

That being said, Stafford finally has a QB coach and he did do a much better job of protecting the ball in 2014...

Dunno about his comments on the front office, he might be right there too.
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 7:28:15 AM

Former Lion trashes front office & Stafford.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:39:32 AM

"No injury issues with Suh yet."

Key word - "yet".

The Lions would have been stupid to tie up as much money as they would have in three players...

Megatron can win you a game with one play, FYI. If Suh sacked the QB 2 times every set of downs, the opposing offense could still get a 1st Down and keep moving the ball...

I'm sad to see him go, but he didn't want to be here. Bottom-line. I will always support my hometown team not paying a max contract to a single player.
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Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 6:34:34 PM


I still think there's no sense paying a DT what equates to QB money.

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GTO Joe
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 3:51:18 PM

Omg is Matt millen back in our front office trying once again to dismantle our team? Letting Suh go is just stupid,stupid,stupid. They should dump megatron before all his nagging injuries make him untradeable. Its just a matter of time before he misses significant time with that frail body of hus. No injury issues with Suh yet.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 1:11:59 PM

More like a dozer tread.

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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 1:00:30 PM

'I just though it should leave another footprint here."

Way to stomp all over that LM.
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 11:18:17 AM

Hold the applause. Just throw money (lol)!
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 10:55:43 AM

"Weasle, I have to give C.S. props for that, he dug out nomo's comment in this thread and dropped it in the MIA thread."

Good find by him ;)
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 10:46:01 AM


Weasle, I have to give C.S. props for that, he dug out nomo's comment in this thread and dropped it in the MIA thread.

I just though it should leave another footprint here.

lmao is right.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 10:14:53 AM

"Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 8:50:01 PM Nomofriggincube

"How many more incidents like this will there be before he is given the lengthy suspension he is deserved of to finally teach him a valuable lesson? It is a privilege to play in the league.""

LOL!

Clearly, Suh is one of those guys you hate to play against, but love to have on your team (wonder why that is). ;)
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 10:12:19 AM


Thank you!?!?

Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 8:50:01 PM Nomofriggincube

"How many more incidents like this will there be before he is given the lengthy suspension he is deserved of to finally teach him a valuable lesson? It is a privilege to play in the league."

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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 6:01:03 AM

Thank You!
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 5:52:30 AM

Just like Scherzer, I am sad to see that guys care more about a couple of drops in the bucket than their teammates and legacy. Makes me appreciate guys like Dumars, Yzerman, Lidstrom, Trammel and Hanson all the more...

Suh is a tremendous player but you can't be an effective winning team with as much money as the Lions were about to have tied up in 3 players.

Miami overpaid for him, but best of luck to Suh. Now it is time to re-sign Fairley and get another DE in the draft, OL in the second Rd.
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detfan
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 3:41:50 AM

I predict that the Lions will not be in the Super Bowl again this year. Pretty safe bet given their franchise history.

That said . . .

Go Lions!!
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 1:34:45 AM

You're better off without that clown!
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mrkiddd125
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 9:21:28 PM

Good buy pain in the ASSSSS Greed and not caring for your town and fans will be your downfall,Miami enjoy your waste of money !!!!!
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nraacct
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 9:47:31 AM

The Detroit Lions have decided against using the franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Lions Opt Not To Tag Suh
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Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 5:54:26 PM


Bush has always been on the edge of greatness without ever cracking it.

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 9:18:06 AM

Lions release RB Reggie Bush

Best of luck to Bush - he had some explosive runs for us when he could stay on the field.
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 9:44:26 PM

a truly sad day for the NFL, as his was the voice of so many great moments of its history...
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 5:46:33 AM

"Father and son are gone now. I grew up watching and loving their artistry."

Agreed! NFL Flims Presents is far better than anything ESPN has ever put together for the sport.
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 8:05:40 PM


Sad day for the NFL and NFL Films


Father and son are gone now. I grew up watching and loving their artistry.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 11:42:05 AM

"Consider the source of that comment."

Which is why he didn't garner a more serious response... ;)
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 10:35:55 AM

Consider the source of that comment.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 9:57:52 AM

"Let Suh go!"

Yeah, why would you want a dominant DE on your team?
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hooky
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 3:44:15 PM

Let Suh go!
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 11:09:03 AM

Aw, c'mon now Captain, Stafford actually protected the ball quite well this year.,,
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