Discussion in 'Lions and Football' started by BillLaimbeer, Jan 8, 2010.
Yeah but where did that come from?
I think it was from a hallway.
Just to relive old memories...
Millen puts the ass in class.
Yeah, but with the amount of times the Lions' QBs were picked off, there's no excuse. Gotta make the tackle.
"From five consecutive drafts, I count only two unqualified successes: Andre' Goodman and Ernie Sims. And of course, neither is playing their trade in Detroit anymore."
The Eagles would like to officially thank you for sending us Ernie Sims a couple of months ago. We will let you know how it turns out for us.
Hate to say it Darth...but the Eagles look about 7-9 to me this season.
They'll at least trump the Lions woeful record this year.
Possibly. They are looking at the long term. They have mostly young players now, with lots of talent, including a quarterback with minimal experience that everyone is gushing about.
Some people are saying they will be really good after this year, and others are saying they will be good right now. I am thinking there will be growing pangs this year. They have a pretty tough schedule. 7-9 might be about right, but don't be shocked if they do better.
September 19th, BABY!
TaS, I remember that. But Millen traded him first thing. Course Millen thought he was a big shot coming in saying Batch was useless etc.
Morton was a very productive reciever when he was traded.
Watch Lions linebacker Zack Follett's wild training video | detnews.com | The Detroit News
This Lion's player still wants to pound the rock.
Does this raise your confidence going into 2010-2011 ?
We just named a new ML, I don't think it was Zack.
WoW ! I forgot how fun running around in the woods can be.
Good news for the Lions:
Sources: Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions reach agreement on terms - ESPN
Is there any other sport where rookies miss preseason practices because of contract negotiations? It is unheard of for me. And isn't it better if he attends the practices during the negotiations so he is as prepared for the season as possible if he signs? This sounds like something that would be a good thing for both the player and the team and not something which would affect the contract negotiations. Or is it because of the physical nature of the sport so the player is afraid to get injured during practice and put the possible contract at risk?
No doubt. What if a guy were to have a career-ending injury the day before he was going to sign a $50 million contract?
Yeah, the obviousness occured to me as I was writing my post. And I guess things like no rookie limitations on contracts and very short average careers makes the rookie contract negotiation far more important than in other sports since it might be the only contract you ever sign so the players doesn't sign the first offer they get and this sentence is getting very long.
Irregardless, you're right.
Rookie contracts in the NFL are CRAZY. There's a good chance of a lockout next season and a rookie cap will be one of the major issues.
What if he gets injured the day after he signs the contract?
Then he rides off into the sunset set for life.... I think I'd let them have one live practice hitting me for 40 million dollars.
Most NFL contracts are not guaranteed, so players are left high and dry by the owners.
It also depends if the injury was football-related or not.
My salary isn't guarenteed either.
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