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  • #61
    Originally posted by PACKmanN View Post
    Ok, but he isn't exactly the typical 4-3 DT. He is on the light side and isn't really good vs. the run. Plus his contract would make it hard for you guys to have him as a rotation player.
    I believe they restructured his contract. But in any case, this could give them some versatility, possibly playing him inside as well as outside, and even as a 3-4 DE in their nickel set. Who really knows.
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    • #62
      Originally posted by lionsfan81 View Post
      Well with the "talent" Shaun Rogers had around him he would still dominate opponents, something Redding didn't do except one season. Redding was average every season but 1 when he took over for an injured Rogers and got 8 sacks and a fat contract. Then he went back to an average player, but now is overpaid. If you really think he's an answer at DT you're very wrong. He could be a great 3-4 DE if you ask me though.

      But only decent run stopper? I hope you weren't talking about Redding because that is not what he's good at. He can penetrate up into the backfield, but easily gets washed out of plays and misses tackles in the backfield.

      And don't you find it a big odd that one of the worst defenses in the NFL on the worst team in NFL History would trade away the only defensive line player who commands attention as you say?? Clearly he was someone we were looking to get rid of and upgrade as he was one of the reasons for us giving up huge rushing yardage.

      I didnt say Redding was great vs the run, I said decent, but he's better than anything else the Lions have currently. From everything Ive seen and read, he was the guy getting double teamed last year. He's more of a replacement for Rocky Bernard, a pass rushing DT who is "decent" vs the run. Decent being not terrible but not amazing either. All of the Lions DTs are undersized, IMO what Redding needs is someone beside him that will take the double teams and free him up to make plays. He will have that in Seattle.


      This isnt a blockbuster deal for either team. The Lions are probably looking to pick up fatty to play NT and decided to unload Redding's contract and have Cody take his place. The Seahawks were looking to unload Peterson's contract and his poor play against the run and picked up a decent player to fill out their 4 man DT rotation, plus a draft pick. Peterson will likely be replaced by D.D. Lewis. Lewis was a starter on the Seahawks 2005 superbowl defense and did a good job in spot duty last year.
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      • #63
        Originally posted by abaddon41_80 View Post
        In this thread: Seahawks fans in denial. Face it, the highest the Lions have ranked in run defense since Redding was drafted was 15th and that was obviously because of Shaun Rogers because look what happened without him last year. The Lions had one of the worst run defenses in the history of the NFL last season. Redding is mediocre at best while Peterson is almost Pro Bowl caliber at worst.
        Watch games. Seahawks fans are in denial about what? They've been whining about JP all season and speculating him being released all offseason. He's not a bad player, but he's by no means the player he's thought of right now. Everyone's bringing up "oh Cory Redding sucks because the Lions defense sucked." Did you see Seattle's D last year? lol. And I don't even care about Redding. He's just icing on the cake. This move is a good one if it's JP for a 5th straight up.

        The Pro Bowl is a joke. The phrase "pro bowl-caliber" means nothing because the pro bowl is a popularity and reputation contest.

        Peterson was going to be cut. Instead, they got a 5th and a player (Redding re-structured) for him. And the move saved them $4.6 mil in cap space now and took away an expensive aging contract for the future. There's no debate- that's a great move any way you look at it.
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        • #64
          Seahags got fleeced lol.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by XxXdragonXxX View Post
            I didnt say Redding was great vs the run, I said decent, but he's better than anything else the Lions have currently.
            And being the best run stopper on the Lions is like being the coolest person at an anime convention, it isn't much of an accomplishment.

            Originally posted by gpngc
            Watch games. Seahawks fans are in denial about what? They've been whining about JP all season and speculating him being released all offseason. He's not a bad player, but he's by no means the player he's thought of right now. Everyone's bringing up "oh Cory Redding sucks because the Lions defense sucked." Did you see Seattle's D last year? lol. And I don't even care about Redding. He's just icing on the cake. This move is a good one if it's JP for a 5th straight up.

            The Pro Bowl is a joke. The phrase "pro bowl-caliber" means nothing because the pro bowl is a popularity and reputation contest.
            I have watched plenty of Seahawks games over the past 3 years, at least 15 or so full games, and before that I watched every one of Peterson's games as a 49ers. He is much better than you give him credit for, especially against the pass. For his entire career he has been one of the best, if not the best, coverage linebacker in the league and one of the best pass rushing linebackers.

            Originally posted by gpngc
            Peterson was going to be cut. Instead, they got a 5th and a player (Redding re-structured) for him. And the move saved them $4.6 mil in cap space now and took away an expensive aging contract for the future. There's no debate- that's a great move any way you look at it.
            Everyone is acting like Redding is some young guy with loads of potential or something. He isn't. He is only two years younger than Peterson and we have already seen him at his best and he wasn't even that great.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by abaddon41_80 View Post
              And being the best run stopper on the Lions is like being the coolest person at an anime convention, it isn't much of an accomplishment.



              I have watched plenty of Seahawks games over the past 3 years, at least 15 or so full games, and before that I watched every one of Peterson's games as a 49ers. He is much better than you give him credit for, especially against the pass. For his entire career he has been one of the best, if not the best, coverage linebacker in the league and one of the best pass rushing linebackers.



              Everyone is acting like Redding is some young guy with loads of potential or something. He isn't. He is only two years younger than Peterson and we have already seen him at his best and he wasn't even that great.
              A 28-year old down lineman is completely different than a 30-year old outside LB who relies heavily on his athleticism. Some DL can play into their late 30s and not lose much whereas athletic LBs will lose speed and decline more drastically quickly. I'll admit I don't really have huge hopes for Redding, nor do I know what type of player he'll be.

              Peterson's decline began slowly in 2007. In 2008 it started to really show. It will continue. This is inevitable. He was a GREAT player for the Niners and Seahawks. Now he's a declining OLB who will add a quality pass rusher but be a liability against the run. Still, is he better than any other options at SLB for the Lions? Absolutely.

              Everyone wants to declare a winner with each trade- and time will ultimately tell. But I think, in this deal, both teams benefited. Neither got fleeced, and neither won. Seems like a good deal for both teams...
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              • #67
                I think it's more addition by subtraction for both teams.

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