It appears the Lions will definitely sign another Free Agent Linebacker, but which LB that is remains to be seen. Nick Barnett is flying into Detroit on Sunday to meet with the Lions, and could sign a contract. It appears to be between Nick Barnett and Stephen Tulloch. Who would you rather see in a Lions uniform this season .. Barnett or Tulloch? I think both bring a unique dimension to the team. Tulloch played in Shwartz system, and knows the playbook. On the other hand, Barnett has played in the NFC North his entire career, and is familiar with all of the teams ... especially Green Bay. If I had to choose I would say Barnett ... heck .. sign them both.
OT: LB Nick Barnett to meet with Detroit Lions on Sunday
Tulloch seems to want to stay in Tennessee and would probably be a lot pricier. Barnett works fine for me and probably comes cheaper.
Barrett Ruud just signed with Tennessee, so I'm not entirely sure Tulloch is going to go back there.
errrrrntt Wrong.....Tulloch come on down
I like Barnett personally
is a solid player. He might also want to stick it to Green Bay for letting him go as well.
Sign him. Now. He's a game changer. Crafty vet.
Detroit will get a solid player in nick. Im upset it didnt work out in gb this year but thats part of the business.
and definitely a fiery player, but he was prone to mental errors that really hurt GB's defense at times...plus his emotion sometimes was a distraction for the team, but definitely a solid player...
my dad's friend said he saw Barnett riding in Suh's car on the freeway tonight.
Were they buckled up?
Did someone say "buckle up"?...oh boy...
I'd prefer Barnett, but I think either would be solid pickups. I'd be more worried about getting someone from the constantly shrinking DB pool.
Could resign houston still, which would be ok. Carlos Rogers is a possibility, he might have stone hands but he's still a good cover guy, and Nate Clements is another name out there. Waaaaay overpaid last contract and not the same player he once was, but he's still a starting level CB.
And though it doesn't directly affect the lions, Asante Samuel might get traded, as he doesn't necessarily fit into the scheme. Lions won't trade for him, but that's one more spot somewhere in the league that the players we are looking at won't get, and that drives the price down.
Reports are that Clements signed with Cinci tonight. Just another in the dwindling pool gone. Hope Lions move quick.
Cincy could have started 2 michigan cornerbacks. I guess they decided they needed an upgrade from morgan trent.
The last part of your comment makes no sense...why would anybody want to upgrade from Morgan Trent?
So if the Lions take Barnett, where does Levy play? I was under the impression that both Levy and Durant were either MLB or WLB, and Barnett is a true MLB. Although I guess I won't complain about the Lions having too many good players on D for once.
Both Levy and Durant can any of the three linebacker spots.
yea, need a CB soon
Does anyone really feel like the Lions are whiffing big time in the FA market?
They have already updated the LB corps with Durant. With Barnett or Tulloch they would have solidified a huge weakness.
I think the problem here is unrealistic expectations. The Lions were never going to be able to fill all their holes this offseason. To think that they would was not a realistic expectation.
Almost every team in the NFL wanted Joseph and Asomugha(sic). I don't think the Lions had a chance at either.
They can find decent CB's in the '12 draft or in FA.
Durant has a history of injury and I think someone mentioned that Tulloch is not coming here... Didn't need Joseph or Ashmouga, couple other names out there, but man.. Can they please stop drafting RBs? Trading picks to move up for a position that is abundantly available year in and year out just hurts.
No not yet. If no proven CB is acquired, then maybe
Lions sign Stephen Tulloch today, don't know what this means for Barnett.