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  1. CARLOS MONARREZ of the Free Press out to get Patrica

    He's just following the Drew Sharpe/Mike Valenti shtick of being a hipster Detroit fan who is against and opposed to everything Detroit sports related. They are the reason average fans are so uninformed about actual sports knowledge. I cannot stand our sports media.
  2. CARLOS MONARREZ of the Free Press out to get Patrica

    Sports press for Detroit has been horrible for years.
  3. Lions Forum Fantasy Baseball Discussion Thread #31

    I vote no on both.
  4. Offseason trades and signings

    I think the time to move Abdullah was right before the draft. No need to now. Teams that needed a RB, drafted one. Lions don't benefit from cutting him. He spent last year coming back from an injury that takes 12-18 months to come fully back from. Despite that, he was still more productive than any other runner on our team. I think this is his last year to prove it though. I see us carrying Kerryon, Blount, Abdullah, Bawden and Riddick. All with specific roles. Zenner, Green, Washington are all out.
  5. Round 2, Pick 43: Kerryon Johnson

    Eagles have come out and said those rumors are completely false.
  6. Offseason trades and signings

    I doubt we did this for the pick so it had to be for the capspace. I don't think it's for francois either. He wouldn't command that much money.
  7. Early 2019 NFL Mock Draft

    Depends on health. He hasnt missed a game in 6 seasons and just turned 30. With QBs playing to near 40 now, i think 7-8 years is reasonable.
  8. Bowser's WAAAAY-TOO-EARLY 2019 Mock

    Love the Lions pick.
  9. Early 2019 NFL Mock Draft

    Hate drafting that low for the Lions but absolutely love the pick.
  10. Grade Your Draft

    I'm not going to grade each pick but the Lions draft as a whole. Bob Quinn went into this offseason with two goals. 1. Improve the run game. 2. Bring in versatile defenders for a new defensive scheme. He really addressed the latter in free agency. He signed a DT in Sylvester Williams, numerous linebackers in Jones, Kennard, Freeny, etc and CB DeShawn Shead. This made the run game Quinns priority in the draft. 1. FRANK RAGNOW C- Arguably the best C in the draft who not only allows us to move Glasgow back to G, but he's stellar in QB protection (Stafford was sacked 47 times last season), but he can open gaps in the run game. 2. KERRYON JOHNSON RB- SEC offensive player of the year. Big, strong runner who can finish. He wasn't my top choice at this position, but he and FA signing LeGarrette Blount make a formiddable duo in the backfield. 5. TYRELL CROSBY OT- Top 5 OT in the draft, projected as a 2nd rd pick. Did not allow a sack in 2017. Can play both tackle positions. 7. NICK BAWDEN FB- Blocked for back to back 2,000 yd rushing seasons at SDST. Can run and catch the ball himself but excels in blocking. Started at QB. This draft was a concerted effort to make the Lions non-existent rushing game bigger, faster, stronger. He could not have done a better job in that regard and therefore he receives a passing grade. He also picked up DL Da'Shawn Hand and S Tracy Walker who fit that flexibility Patricia covets. I did not care for the value of the picks. Giving up a 4th to move up 8 slots in the 2nd. Giving up a 2019 3rd to move back into the 4th. For this reason, I cannot give this draft the highest grade possible.
  11. 2018 NFL Draft Thread

    What 4 picks did we give up? I'm only aware of next years 3rd. 2nd & 4th to move up 8 spots in the second. So we are down a 4th. In the 4th rd, we trade a 2019 3rd rd pick for a 4th. So we get a 4th back but lose a 3rd.
  12. Round 7, Pick 237: Nick Bawden, FB

  13. UDFAs

    Hasn't been confirmed, but per twitter, Texas DB Antwuan Davis signed a 3 year deal with the Lions. Maybe my brain is fried from the draft, but I don't recall a UDFA getting 3 year deals before.
  14. UDFAs

    Hercules and Holton Hill to the Vikings.
  15. UDFAs

    Per twitter: Lions agreed to terms with John Montelus from Virginia and DL JoJo Wicker from ASU.