February 20th, 2013 at 9:45 AM ^

He'll land somewhere. He's a reliable player who had one down season on a team with horrible QBing. I hate seeing players like him get released, but he'll probably benefit in the end by leaving KC. 


February 20th, 2013 at 9:48 AM ^

decent WR in the NFL, he would be most benefited by going to the Pats or Broncos.  My Lions sure could use him in the slot if the pot was right.  

I still look up videos of him returning kicks.  Even if he didn't take it to the house, he always seemed to somehow burst past the 35 yard line on KOR.   

Best of luck Steve.  


February 20th, 2013 at 10:25 AM ^

I didn't mean he never did; I was trying to say he didnt do it as often as Hester or someone.  Breaston was one of the greats on KOR/PR in M history.  I guess I just hold him to a high standard.  Did not mean to take anything away from him.  


February 20th, 2013 at 11:58 AM ^

Oh my god, I was joking. Of course they aren't going to re-sign him. They just released him a couple of weeks ago, which came after benching him a couple of months ago, which came after suspending him last off season.

That said, I stand by my assertion that Breaston probably isn't the type of WR that the Lions need right now.


February 20th, 2013 at 3:59 PM ^

But I thought Burleson was an outside receiver.  (Right now on ESPNs depth chart the Lions 1st stringers are Calvin...and Durham.  They also have Scheffler at TE and Pettigrew as the starting FB. So I'm confused as hell.)  But when everyone was healthy last season, this is how I remember them lining up:

WR: Calvin and Burlson
Slot: Young (or Broyles)
TE: Pettigrew
RB: Leshoure (or Bell or Smith or no RB and put in Scheffler)

As I see Breaston as preferable to Broyles, I'd take him in a heartbeat not that we have Titus "Cancer" Young off of the team.  (And holy hell, that was so sarcastic that the /s tag would have been redundant.  I don't think that there is a single Lions fan who want to try to rehabilitate Young.)  So the Lions fan in me would love to see Breaston become a Lion.  He could be the "starting" slot receiver and might (should) be preferable to Logan in the return game.

However, the Michigan fan in me would hate to see him go to the Lions because they are the Lions.  (I feel like sometimes I watch the Lions just to see them crash and burn.  Does that make me like a NASCAR fan?  If so, is that bad?)


February 20th, 2013 at 10:17 AM ^


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February 20th, 2013 at 10:09 AM ^

Huh what? That would mean signing a good, reliable reciever through FA and why do that when some 20 year old is just tearing sh*t up at the combine and/or been out of football for a year and is 40 pounds overweight.....and with the 5th pick of the 1st round the Lions select Honey Badger.   


February 20th, 2013 at 10:34 AM ^

It is pretty funny how every time a decent ex-Wolverine hits the free agent market, we all make the case for why he would fit best on our team.

My turn:  Breaston should go to the giants.  I could see Breaston as a good number 3/4 there.  Eli is a good QB who can make him a better receiver. 

Also, we should pick up Woodson, since our secondary is completely lacking. 


February 20th, 2013 at 10:38 AM ^

Speaking of former Michigan DBs hanging out in the Giants' defensive backfield, is Stevie Brown on the free agency market this season or is he still under contract?

He had a good season, hopefully it will turn into money somewhere for him. 


February 20th, 2013 at 10:43 AM ^

He'd look great in an orange helmet IMO.  Stevie B........the Cleveland Browns welcome you with open arms!  We need receivers in the worst way and they're going let Cribbs go so he could fill two openings all by himself.

Wait a minute what am I saying?  It's logical....he fills a need and he would come reasonably priced.  Therefore it can never happen here in C-Town.

Say hello to the newest New England Patriot - Steve Breaston.


February 20th, 2013 at 11:03 AM ^

He really dissapear as soon as he left the Cardinals, and although he has a ring to show for it, Anquan Boldin did too. Kurt Warner sure knew how to make recievers look good...


February 20th, 2013 at 11:19 AM ^

I don't think I'd say Boldin "disappeared" after leaving Arizona. He had 800+ yard seasons and made some big plays at key times for the Ravens. And Breaston pretty much matched his Arizona production his first year in KC (~700+ yards with a few TDs). Really, 2012 was the big drop off, which is probably attributable more towards bigger issues than Breaston's ability (e.g., the trainwreck that was the KC passing O).

Warner was absolutely a great QB, but I think it's unfair/inaccurate to suggest that the only reason Breaston and Boldin had success in Arizona was because Warner made them "look good."


February 20th, 2013 at 7:22 PM ^

Compound complex sentences can get tricky, and the middle part of my opening sentence was obiviously a subordinate clause, so  I completely understand why you may have thought it was dependent on the clause that preceded it.  However, inserting a comma before the conjunction that seperates the 1st and 2nd clause represents a shift in the sentence's focus, namely that the 2nd clause will most likely be dependent on whatever follows it, which in this was Anquan Boldin.  To put it simply, I was saying Anquan Boldin had won the Super Bowl (a few weeks ago with Baltimore to be specific).

P.S. - Forget that b.s. your teachers told you about "run-on" sentences.  As long as they're not abused, they can be infinitely more effective than what's boringly considered proper.