July 27th, 2011 at 8:01 PM ^

I've missed Stevie B a lot the past couple of years with the issues with punt/kick returns.

My TV has heard far too much of "HOLD ON TO THE DAMNED BALL!"

Ali G Bomaye

July 28th, 2011 at 11:25 AM ^

1. They don't have a very strong WR corps - he'll get a chance to contribute immediately.

2. He's reunited with Todd Haley, with whom he had a 1000-yard season and went to the Super Bowl.

3. Haley has expressed a need for a guy to catch short passes and break tackles - both Bowe and Baldwin are downfield guys.  Dexter McCluster was drafted to be that guy, but was too inconsistent.  That role is a perfect fit for Breaston's skill set.


July 27th, 2011 at 9:26 PM ^

Very good pro receiver. I think he'll do well even without Fitzgerald opposite him.

Stevie B has one of the stranger career arcs I've ever seen. As a redshirt freshman, he looked like he would be our best wide receiver immediately. He was new to the position, yet in September 2003 he looked like he could do everything, not just in the return game but also with route-running, hands and concentration. He was a natural.

Then he spent most of his last three seasons at Michigan on offense looking like a one-dimensional mutt who could do little on offense besides take reverses and catch screens, going for YAC. It was baffling.

He gets to the league and - BOOM - those receiver skills are back and he's tracking the ball in the air, making catches over the middle, etc.



Farmhouse Funk

July 27th, 2011 at 10:39 PM ^

Always gave 100% and was exactly what you wanted as a punt returner sure hands, good decision making and break away speed, some punt returners have 1 or 2 of those but Breaston had all 3.

It has been cool watching him develop into a very good receiver in the pros.


July 27th, 2011 at 10:48 PM ^

Good for him! It's probably going to be a little harder playing without Larry Fitzgerald on the other side, but Cassel is a better approximation of a QB than Derek Anderson and whatever else they threw out there last year and most importantly he's getting paid, which I was always skeptical of when he was in college and am very glad is happening.


July 27th, 2011 at 11:14 PM ^

I love to watch Breaston pick a gap and go but unfortuantely I think he will just be a receiver for the chiefs. They have McCluster and Arenas (r) as their returners right now. I do think he will be a nice compliment to Bowe though. Best of luck to a damn fine Wolverine!

bright future

July 27th, 2011 at 11:31 PM ^

I do not have enough points to create a new thread...

However, I have read that the Detroit Lions are very close to signing Justin Durant...athletic OLB from Jax Jaguars...I like the pick up but he struggles to stay healthy...hopefully he excels with the Lions....!/jdurant56

Supposedly we were close to landing MLB Tulloch from Titans as well.  May be out of reach now.

Hopefully we can resign Houston and land another good CB...hopefully Joseph