April 25th, 2013 at 11:40 PM ^

I think he's just upset that the rookie DE we just drafted, who has only started 4 games his entire career, is almost the same age as him even though Stafford has been in the NFL for 4 years.

Edit: People are comparing him to Jason Pierre Paul, which is extremely LOL-worthy, seeing as he and JPP are exactly the same age, only JPP has been in the NFL for 3 years, amassing 27.5 sacks and 18 TFL over that span of time.  


April 26th, 2013 at 2:31 AM ^

JPP was also 20 years old. Ziggy is 23.

There is a world of difference between 20 and 23, physically.

If Ziggy were 20 or 21 I'd be all for it, but he's going to be 24 in a month. He's not going to phyically mature like JPP did after he got to the NFL.


April 25th, 2013 at 11:07 PM ^

Could not be more thrilled with my Vikes...I almost had a Teo-induced heart attack when the Bears went OLine, but for us to walk out with Floyd and Rhodes, freakin ecstatic

Buck Killer

April 26th, 2013 at 12:28 AM ^

Lions suck! Ford family, for the love of god sell the team. I will die within 50 years guaranteed. 30 if I keep drinking after the losses. Please sell the team and save me.

wustl wolverine

April 26th, 2013 at 3:02 AM ^

I guess good news for all of the Lions fans here, but sad for the Bears fans, Emery seems completely incapable of understanding how to work the draft. Back to back years reaching on 1st round picks.  I cannot comprehend how you could evaluate players in a way that leads to those decisions. They admitted that if Long was available at 20, that they were going to pick him there.  

Seriously??? So the fact that Floyd, Eifert, Trufant, and Ogletree were all still available doesn't make you pause and reconsider your decision? You value Long (and mcclellin last year) so much more than every other player that you won't risk missing him if you trade back? And I would have a very hard time believing that there weren't trade options available with those players still on the board.  ...Even if you lose a bit of value on the pick value chart, it doesn't matter since the player you are picking is very likely still available at the end of the 1st, so you are better off maximizing the value of your pick! 

We really could have used some extra mid round picks to try to find some players to help rebuild the defense. We need LB help immediately (and this pretty much locks us into trying to get one in the 2nd round), and DT and CB will both be big issues next year. 

And that doesn't even touch on the fact that Long is a 24 year old guard with 5 starts in college, and who had to leave Florida State for academic reasons after his freshman year. I will admit, I really wanted Long (or Warford from UK or Barret Jones) but with a pick in the 40-50 range (like, idk, the 50th pick that we already have). 

Alright, I'm done ranting; I really hope Long pans out. It would be great to actually have some protection for Cutler. Now back to discussing Ansah. 


April 26th, 2013 at 8:25 AM ^

The Lions "brain trust" were wowed by their workouts with Ziggy at the Senior Bowl (or whatever it was) and that sealed the deal.

This excerpt is from "The Great Book of Detroit Sports Lists" by Mike Stone and Art Regner:

"3. Andre Ware, 1990, first round, seventh overall. Wayne Fontes was so wowed by this Heisman Trophy winner's pre-draft workout that he used his top pick in the draft to get him, even though the Lions already had a QB in Rodney Peete."

The more things change, the more they stay the same.