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  • All of this talk about T.J. Duckett has me asking one question...

    ... where do I sign? Sure, we just got Tatum Bell in "the" trade, but "rumor" has it that other teams (including the Giants) are interested in him. Good. Got picks? Gimmie.

    In one of the many articles about Duckett, it mentioned how he'd give us a short yardage option that we haven't had in recent years... and the article was right. Calhoun is, by NO means, a powerful, tackle-breaker, and KJones does a bit of both. Why not bring Duckett in to pound the ball at the defense? Smack them in the face a bit... pick up our short 1sts and continue the drives.

    I wasn't that big on the idea until I thought of having our "3rd and 2" solution. Now, i'm all for it.

    Lets get Duckett.
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    If we can get him relatively cheap, then I am all for it. But I am sure there is another bruising back out there we could sign . . .
    R.I.P. L.E.F.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Xiomera View Post
      If we can get him relatively cheap, then I am all for it. But I am sure there is another bruising back out there we could sign . . .
      Who else do you think we should grab (if we tried to grab a power back)?

      He went to Michigan State, so that might encourage him to come back.
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      • #4
        Haven't looked at a Free Agent list . . . maybe we should use one of our 5th rounders on a big RB . . . I know we took Calhoun last year, but all signs point to him being a disappointment for us (injuries being an issue). Chris Henry makes a lot of sense. Scotty took him in the forum mock in the 5th round . . . hmm

        Also, perhaps a guy like Dwayne Wright from Fresno St.
        http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/sco...ynewright.html
        R.I.P. L.E.F.
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        • #5
          I would love to get a power back... I think the Lions' offense needs one.
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          • #6
            I completely agree, and when I read in the newspaper (I read it at work on break one day) that we were talking to him, I got a little excited. Then I had to go back to work. :(
            "If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried."

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            • #7
              duckett is more than a powerback he can catch passes as well so he fits into martzs system he'd be a great signing but then imno sure where bell would fit in

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              • #8
                Originally posted by detroit4life View Post
                duckett is more than a powerback he can catch passes as well so he fits into martzs system he'd be a great signing but then imno sure where bell would fit in
                There have been rumors that the Giants have asked about him.

                *shrugs*
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                • #9
                  I hope we sign Duckett and trade bell for a third rounderor even fourth

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                  • #10
                    In the current system the Lions dont really need a power back. If they did why not keep Sledge? I would rather see them pick up Lorenzo Booker and turn Jones into the more punishing style back. He already loves to run people over, but he doesnt really seem to have that top end speed, and im not sure if the foot injury is going to slow him down. Jones would still be the feature back, but with Booker it gives us a big play threat.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Notredameleo View Post
                      I hope we sign Duckett and trade bell for a third rounderor even fourth
                      I agree. IF we get a 3rd or 4th, this draft will be incredible. I can't wait to see the packages Millen puts together to trade up.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by casskid View Post
                        In the current system the Lions dont really need a power back. If they did why not keep Sledge? I would rather see them pick up Lorenzo Booker and turn Jones into the more punishing style back. He already loves to run people over, but he doesnt really seem to have that top end speed, and im not sure if the foot injury is going to slow him down. Jones would still be the feature back, but with Booker it gives us a big play threat.
                        Duckett is a much better back than Sledge would be. KJones is a strong runner, but isn't nearly as dominant or powerful as Duckett.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TacticaLion View Post
                          I agree. IF we get a 3rd or 4th, this draft will be incredible. I can't wait to see the packages Millen puts together to trade up.
                          That is one thing I'm sure of in the upcoming draft. Millen is going to be very active in trading up and down and moving players.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scotty D View Post
                            That is one thing I'm sure of in the upcoming draft. Millen is going to be very active in trading up and down and moving players.
                            Yes yes... twill be fun. Cant wait.

                            If we, somehow, get Willis in round 1, I will... be... happy. I can see a CB in round 2 and Bazuin in round 3, so Willis in round 1 makes a lot of sense.
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                            • #15
                              To me Duckett just seems like a turd which is far from dominant, he doesnt really seem to have the will to do anything. And while Jones may not be the biggest guy he really seems committed to doing whatever it takes to win. If you lighten the load on him, you could bring some one else in to be more of the speed/receiving back, and let Jones just beat the life out of people. I just dont see Duckett fitting in the system.

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