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  1. 6 ROUND DRAFT - RELOADED WITH OFF-SEASON V 1.0

    I don't disagree with this. I'm skeptical on the Slay situation: I don't see him staying with the Lions past this year, and I don't think his trade value will ever be higher than it is now. Adding a legitimate CB and drafting Okudah isn't a bad strategy long term.
  2. Picking #3

    I think this assumes two very speculative points: 1) Patricia doesn't have 'it'. 2) His replacement somehow might. That course of action doesn't interest me, especially after the Lions lost their starting QB for half of the season. Before Stafford was injured, many posters on this forum were fully behind Patricia, both as a coach and in his 'plan'. One lost QB and 9 losses later and those same posters have written him off completely. The truth is, these things often take time. Resetting the clock every few years gets this team no closer to being successful than allowing a GM/coach to build a contender the right way, not necessarily the fast way.
  3. 2020 Free Agency

    I love Suh. The antics get a little tiresome, but I wouldn't hesitate to bring him back.
  4. 2020 Offseason Mock

    No way am I paying Glasgow $10M per. If those are his demands, he's quite simply not coming back.
  5. Picking #3

    If the Lions land Chase Young, and if he's only a "good" player, this roster is competing for a playoff spot immediately. With Stafford, this roster took the Chiefs to the wire and had the Packers during their first meeting (hello "illegal hands to the face"... x2). Both Bears' games, the Cowboys game, the Bucs game, the Redskins game and the Broncos game were all very winnable. Our biggest flaw was a lack of pressure, and Young immediately fixes that, making Flowers vastly more effective, and making life easier for Slay and Co.
  6. The Lions Den: The Anything Thread

    Fantastic. I didn't care either way, but now I'll be pulling for them.
  7. 6 ROUND DRAFT - RELOADED WITH OFF-SEASON V 1.0

    I love the trade down, although I'm not personally interested in Rosen. Again, wouldn't be mad if he was tossed into a deal. The FA contracts are massive, which I don't love, but that defense would be vastly improved from this year. Jones also gives us flexibility in case Slay decides to holdout, or if he moves on after this year. The team looks good. If this happened, although the contracts scare me, I think the inevitable wins would make it all feel better.
  8. LIONS BRINGING PATRICIA AND QUINN BACK FOR 2020

    Ha. Interesting. I don't take much of what Ryan says seriously, though... the guy guaranteed Super Bowls each season, yet didn't have a winning record over his last 6 seasons.
  9. Picking #3

    Wow. I'm starting to think that watching the Lions play in Madden is just as frustrating as watching them play in real life.
  10. Picking #3

    Yeah, definitely. I tried to add a good CB and starting DE in free agency, and both turned down my offer. I tried to sign a decent C for depth and he said no. It wasn't ideal. Marvin Jones, Damon Harrison and Devon Kennard each got hurt week 1, each are out for 7-9 weeks. We managed to win (on a 4th and goal from the 5 TD throw with 5 seconds left). The DTs are really struggling now, and I had to add a FA to the mix, but the Higgins and LB draft picks were huge.
  11. Picking #3

    (Boring wall of text incoming. If you dislike Madden, feel free to skip this over.) I wanted to mention this somewhere but didn't want to start a new thread. I was messing around with the Lions' offseason in a 'realistic' Madden sim (rosters and draft prospects updated). Instead of playing games, I was considering watching the 2020 season CPU vs. CPU, trying to build the Lions into a winning franchise. (It makes it much more difficult to sim, in my opinion... when I play, I can use lesser players with certain attributes to be successful. The CPU doesn't function that way. Rating is king.) I made a few offers in free agency, although none of the players signed. When it came to the draft, I decided to explore trade down options. (Burrow went 1st and Young went 2nd.) I decided to try something new and offered the 3rd overall pick for the 14th overall pick, 20th overall pick and a future 1st round pick. The team accepted. I was hoping that a good defensive player would've fallen to the mid 1st, but none did. Instead, one of the "Early 1st Round" LTs was available. I decided to grab that player with the intention of shifting Decker to RT. (The LT has star development, which is great.) With the 20th overall pick, a great LB with elite speed and a mid 1st round grade was still available. Although not necessarily a pressing need, both Davis (75, normal dev) and Tavai (74, normal dev) are underwhelming (from a Madden perspective). I grabbed the LB to shift to OLB until I had a better option out there. (Quick development.) In the early 2nd round, Tee Higgins, a 1st round WR prospect, was still available, and vastly better than any defensive prospects. Jones is already declining (79 overall), which will only continue as the years move forward. I grabbed Higgins (Star development, I believe), then, somehow, at the top of the 3rd, Mekhi Becton was still there. Wanting to fill a need at OG ("power" style), I grabbed him to shift him inside. At the top of the 4th, and for some unknown reason, Justin Herbert had not yet been drafted, despite his "Early 1st Round" evaluation. Yeah, I took him too. Five draft picks. Four went to the offensive side of the ball, not by design. I used the rest of the draft to add various defensive players, even landing an athletic safety with quick development in the 6th round. Although I was disappointed that more pieces weren't added to the defensive side of the ball, the board fell in a way that the best value happened to be on offense. I guess we'll see how it plays out.
  12. NFC Championship: GB@SF

    ... and all is right in the world... (of football).
  13. 2020 Prospect Follow Thread

    Interesting. Thanks.
  14. Hey guys. What are your thoughts on getting Tua this year? I don't see a scenario where he lasts until 6. Any interest in moving up for him?
  15. Quick 3-round mock draft

    Absolutely. It's why I'm really thinking that a trade down with the Chargers is best-case scenario: they get Tua (and have a clear incentive to jump Miami for him) and we are guaranteed either Okudah, Brown or Simmons with our pick. It's beautiful.
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