OT-Jake Long to STL not a done deal
Given Jeff Backus' retirement, I like to see Jake Long come to the Lions. I'm not sure Detroit has the cap space for him.
Good luck to him!
I think we have about 3 and a half million left. I'd say we are done until the draft. Envious of the team that gets him.
But is that factoring in our draft picks based on their slot? So do we have about 3 mil before or after the draft us accounted for?
Stafford is supposedly working on restructuring his deal to free up some more space but that may or may not happen.
We could always use that cap space on Hall...
Nah, the Lions will just hire a no-name free agent or draft a guard to play left tackle.
Lions have about 3 mil left in cap space. Jake Long is looking for at least10 plus mil a year and Lions cannot afford him because they already have 3 megacontracts in Stafford, Megatron and Suh.
Jake Long may not pass his physical at Detriot even if he comes and visit Detroit. He's coming off injuries and his production is on a decline for the past two years. Lions already drafted Riley Reiff to be their OT of the future but which position is not clear until draft is over. The Lions are looking hard at Joeckel, Fisher and Johnson to man up at LT.
He just passed the most thorough physical in Rams history.. Even Dr. James Andrews gave him a clean bill. His current health is not a concern anymore.
FYI, He just left St. Louis without signing anything.
protecting another Michigan Man.
has 3 recievers go down to injury, Pettigrew/scheffler still have the dropsies most of the time. still throws for almost 5,000 yards. Megatron sets recieving record
You are new here. The guy to whom you are responding is fond of starting shit. Pay no mind.
and while I love Jake, his play the last two years has been pretty mediocre. His body seems is breaking down Tony Boselli style. I hope he can get it together.
Hard to play hard for a team that doesn't why sell yourself out.
I watched every Dolphin game last year and you, sir, could not possibly be more wrong.
Come to Detroit damn it! Stafford needs to re-structure ASAP.
Stop putting OT tags on WOLVERINES! It's almost... like.... offensive... Jake Long will never be off-topic.
Also you guys might as well stop hoping. Fisher is not going to let Long leave without a deal.... and thank god for that.
Yea uhhhh so the Lions are going into the seaosn with zero OTs?
That's a new strategy. Odd, but new and very telling.
I hate my NFL fan life.
EDIT: Also I hate the Bush signing. Guy is old, broken, not an every down back AND he clearly didn't get it done in Miami. That Miami team was horrible at scoring last season. I have no idea why we brought him in besides "Hey we have REGGIE BUSH!! Buy some jerseys and Nachos!!1!!" which is exactly why this franchise is terrible. I'll hang up and listen. /Sweet take
Lions have three OT in Reiff and Hillard plus Fox. Zero OT makes no sense at all. Have you even watched the Lions at all?
I love the Bush signing. It is a cheap contract. He ran for over 2,000 yards with no help around him. He still have a ton of mileage left on his body. He was a rotational back at NO, became a feature back at Miami but never got more than 227 carries for the season. What he brings to the table is his big play threat and force the defense to put an extra man in the box or continue to double/triple cover Megatron. He is going to take on Jahvid Best role as a satellite player aka the one who can run, catch and be a Hr threat. He got it done at Miami, you clearly didn't pay any attention. He became a more complete RB moreso than he is coming out of USC
How many 1st round NFL OT need a season on the bench to learn the positon?
The guy is a complete bust. Also, who is Hilliard?
Re: Bush. You are a typical Lions fan. Look at the shiny new thing to take your mind off the fact that we suck balls and have forever.
In your lifetime perhaps, but I'm old enough that the Lions played in three NFL championship games and won two of them by the time I was four. Too bad I was too young to really remember anything.
I share your skepticism about Bush's impact, though.
Reiff was playing behind 2 other first round draft pick VETERAN OTs..He is not a bust yet
And if Bush gives us the 1000 rush yards 4.5+ ypc avc and 40 receptions a year he gave Miami.. it was a great signing for 4m a year. Does the team suck balls..yeah, they do. But Bush was a good signing
did it with no one good around him. Miami had Hartline, Bess, and a bunch of no name offensive players. Bush was the primary focus and still ran for over 2,000 yards in 2 seasons. That's pretty impressive.
My expectation for Bush is 1000 rushing yards with 500 recieving yards. If he can do that plus force the defense to focus on Bush away from Megatron, I would call it a fantastic signing.
last season, they were about 3 games below their pythagorean expectation. So essentially, they're a 7 win team with all of the problem they have. They really missed Jahvid Best and his HR threat from RB position. Defense does not respect LeShoure and Bell at all so they continue to drop everybody back and double/triple cover CJ. Bush will demand the defense to play conventionally which will help Stafford. Watch Bush play at Miami and you will see a much improved RB from NO. With the weapons the Lions possess, Bush will thrive at RB which is part of the big reason why we're excited because we can finally see more consistency from the offense.
Hillard is a swing tackle who can start in a pinch at LT or RT. Reiff didn't sit out to learn the position, he was on the bench behind two established vets in Backus and Gosder. RR wasnt' ever going to beat out Backus. Cherilius had a nice season as well for two year straight. That parlayed to a big contract with the Colts. Way to call a player a complete bust after one year. You don't judge a player until year 3 and this will be Reiff's 2nd year in the NFL. Way to early to call this one.
but I do hope he comes to the Rams so I can go watch him play. But in all honesty, if he ends up where HE is most happy, I'll be fine with it.
He should stay in Miami, best chance to win there