Lions Business season begins

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  1. Ozarkruffrider

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    (Roscoe, if you want, you might want to sticky this for the duration till preseason)

    1st rumor that is pretty good: Al Wilson in talks with Detroit to come and play. He was cleared a couple of months ago to play.

    Rumor has it that a deal for Rogers could be in the works already. The team is definitely not wanting him back here.
     
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    It's too bad that Rogers just doesn't have the work ethic needed to be elite. We just aren't a good enough team to be letting our best players walk away.
     
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    Letting Rogers go is easy. No need having a malcontent on the team. Draft time is always interesting with this bunch.
     
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    Maybe from an attitude point of view it's easy. But I'd hardly say that giving away our most talented, dominant D-lineman is easy.

    This team needs all the talent it can get. The problem is, they draft under talented, under motivated, selfish and bad character guys too often. Then those types of characteristics start to spread to the other players and either drag them down too or cause them to want to leave.

    This organization oozes a losing mentality and it's infectious.
     
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    If you don't count the last half of the season...the Lions had a great year last year.
     
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    I have a feeling this is going to be the year when they turn everything around. They will do a complete 360.
     
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    The Sporting News (which is a lousy publication) said the Lions have no shot at a Super Bowl next season. That's pretty much the only team they said it about.

    Team needs to get a decent secondary and protection for Kitna. Team's needs are so transparent. Can Millen possibly screw up the draft again?
     
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    Rogers affected the way others played on the team. Marenilli insisted on a high standard for players, but allowed Rogers to take plays off and just be inneffective. Being 7-9 doesn't exactly put us on the road to success. I see our record being less impressive next season. Might as well cut Rogers now..........
     
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    lions suck..................nuff said
     
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    I so wish i could disagree, but I will probably die without more then a one playoff win season (i do hold out hope for one playoff win someday) and i am only 37.... I went and picked another team to root for in the NFL, its the only sport i have another team besides the hometeam.

    But maybe if the Ford name goes down far enough they'll be forced to sell it.
     
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    I caught that. ;)

    So basically, 8-8 TaS?
     
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    They have a better chance of being moved to Canada than they do of going .500.

    The Montreal Lions!
     
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    Oh ye of little faith. Marinelli recognized Rogers talent, and gave him a year to prove he could play his way. He couldn't keep it up due to his lack of work ethic that caught up to him from last summer. Good news is the Lions only have $1.5M in dead money as opposed to over $16M last year. They can well afford to trade him now.

    btw, you guys want any inside info (seriously) I'll do my best to answer.:sssh:
     
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    Ozark:

    Anything you can give us would be greatly appreciated. If you can get close to WCF and get his take on Millen that would be great too.:):)
     
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    Dude, just spill the beans!

    Seriously though, these questions have been bothering me for awhile.

    1. Is Mike Martz an albino?

    2. Does Rod Marinelli have comprehensive dental coverage?

    3. Why doesn't Kevin Jones wear underwear?

    4. Has Matt Millen passed all organizational mental health and drug screening tests?
     
  17. Ozarkruffrider

    Ozarkruffrider First Round Draft Pick

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    ohhhhhhh dude!:pound:

    yes, no, yes and maybe--------not in that order.
     
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    :pound::pound:I spoke to one of my customers and told her i was blessed to see the following since 1963:

    NBA- 3 WORLD TITLES (8, IF U COUNT MAGIC'S 5 WITHE LAKERS)
    NHL- 3 STANLEY CUPS
    MLB- 3 WORLD SERIES
    NCAA MEN- BASKETBALL 3 NATL TITLES(RICE'S U-M, MAGIC'S MSU, CLEAVES' MSU) AND 6 TOTAL FINAL 4'S
    -FOOTBALL U-M NATIONAL TITLE
    HOWARD AND WOODSON HEISMAN TROPHY'S
    -HOCKEY 4 NATIONAL TITLES
    WNBA- 2 WORLD TITLES
    USFL- 1 CHAMPIONSHIP (PANTHERS)

    and yet this town would EXPLODE, if the Lions could win just ONE playoff game!
     
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    yep all of those save the 68 tigers i have seen we have a great sports areas in the country as we excell in all sports.

    for years i would rationalize the lions saying it just takes time to build winners, but when you see a team start from NOTHING and make the playoffs and we just get happy if we can hit .500 a year here and there.

    just so annoying...... sigh

    and yes michigan as a whole would explode if the lions really could turn the corner and just have a chance to make and be competitive in the playoffs.
     
  20. Ozarkruffrider

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    It can be done, remember how sorry the Bucs were all those years? Then it seemed all of a sudden, they started winning. Now they aren't a joke anymore. Same guys are building this team.
     

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