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  • Chris Brown to visit Detroit? Huh?

    http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511

    Wednesday, March 7

    Free agent RB Chris Brown is scheduled to go straight to Detroit after his visit with Buffalo today. Plus Tennessee is still interested him.
    Interesting. Bell, Duckett... and now Brown?

    They've got something in the works... it seems that Bell is on his way out (before he got in).
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    They are obviously concerned about Kevin Jones' injury. The way they are going it seems they think he might never play again. God damn, let's just bring every RB that has ever lived into the office.

    http://www.mlive.com/lions/weblog/

    Apparently this report is false.
    Last edited by Pocket; 03-07-2007, 02:30 PM.
    "If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pocket View Post
      They are obviously concerned about Kevin Jones' injury. The way they are going it seems they think he might never play again. God damn, let's just bring every RB that has ever lived into the office.

      http://www.mlive.com/lions/weblog/

      Apparently this report is false.
      *shrugs*... I think, at this point, either could be right.

      Would be interesting...
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      • #4
        I think Brian Calhoun is still hurt too. Bell can't do it alone, and if KJ and Calhoun are not back, Bell will need some help because he is not exactly durable and able to handle all the carries.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Maybe Next Year Millen2 View Post
          I think Brian Calhoun is still hurt too. Bell can't do it alone, and if KJ and Calhoun are not back, Bell will need some help because he is not exactly durable and able to handle all the carries.
          True... true... true.

          True.
          Last edited by TacticaLion; 03-07-2007, 06:21 PM.
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          • #6
            Chris Brown IS coming... interesting...

            http://www.mlive.com/lions/weblog/in...s/2007_03.html

            Wednesday, March 07, 2007

            Chris Brown is coming, but why?
            Running back Chris Brown (Titans) is coming into town on Thursday for a visit, but the question is why? Could it be that the Lions are trying to trade Tatum Bell after all? Every indication I've had -- and still have -- is that the Lions don't want to trade Bell, but actions speak louder than words.

            It is more likely, though, that the Lions are concerned about the knee injuries to Shawn Bryson and/or Brian Calhoun. While the Lions will talk glowingly about the rehab of Kevin Jones, they duck every question about the recovery of Bryson and Calhoun, just saying something to the effect of "They'll be fine, we expect them back.''

            Yes, you expect them back, but when?

            Bryson's injury was considered more serious at the time and if he's going to miss significant time at the start of camp or the season, then bringing in Brown makes more sense. The Lions don't want to get caught short at running back.

            Again, every indication I have is that Jones is still doing well and they have no intention of trading Bell. Because T.J. Duckett is a short yardage guy, I still believe it's possible the Lions could have have an entirely new set of running backs (except Jones) to open the season. At this stage, I don't believe the signing of Duckett or Brown precludes the signing of the other at a later date.

            Until we know for sure, though, the intrigue will continue.
            "Maybe Next Year Millen2" basically summed it up: there are probably other injury concerns, and they don't want to struggle at the position.

            Hmm... Chris Brown. If YOU (reader) had to choose 3 RBs to keep on the roster (from KJones, Duckett, CBrown, BCalhoun and SBryson), who would you choose?

            I think i'd take Bell and Duckett and keep KJones to get healthy. Speed (Bell) and Power (Duckett) with all-around talent (KJones)... and great depth.
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            • #7
              I'm almost thinking we're going to start the year with 3 running backs on the PUP list. I don't understand trading Bell at all. If the Bills can't seem to get a 3rd for McGahee, what could we possibly get for Bell?

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              • #8
                i said this in another thread but i read one of kowalskis blog a while ago rtalking about how they could try and put calhoun on the IR next year so he can continue to get healthy and not take up a roster spot. At this point calhoun has no place on this team with KJ and bell getting most of the carries. Duckett would finalize that if he came for short yardage situations. I dont see Brown really being a shot to sign here Bell is better than him so he would be no more then a 3rd string RB at best.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by detroit4life View Post
                  i said this in another thread but i read one of kowalskis blog a while ago rtalking about how they could try and put calhoun on the IR next year so he can continue to get healthy and not take up a roster spot. At this point calhoun has no place on this team with KJ and bell getting most of the carries. Duckett would finalize that if he came for short yardage situations. I dont see Brown really being a shot to sign here Bell is better than him so he would be no more then a 3rd string RB at best.
                  Hmm... I like that approach. Keep Calhoun on the roster and let him prove himself... and run with Bell/Duckett/KJones. IF someone makes a good trade for Bell, trade him, sign Brown and have Brown/Duckett/Jones.
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                  • #10
                    The Lions should keep Bell(speed), sign Brown(good combo of speed and power), keep Jones(starter), cut Calhoun(not strong enough to play in the NFL) and Bryson(getting old).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jagonsucker View Post
                      The Lions should keep Bell(speed), sign Brown(good combo of speed and power), keep Jones(starter), cut Calhoun(not strong enough to play in the NFL) and Bryson(getting old).
                      Hmm... instead of having (speed) AND (good combo of speed and power), why not have Bell and Duckett... pure speed and pure power?

                      About Calhoun... I don't think you can count a player out because he "isn't strong enough". Many said that about Dunn, but he's proved them wrong. I think we keep Calhoun on IR for next year (as detroit4life said) to let him prove himself when he's 100%.
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                      • #12
                        One thing Chris Brown is great at is that he is a very very good pass protector on blitz pickups. Maybe that would fit well with Martz's system?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pit Bull #53 View Post
                          One thing Chris Brown is great at is that he is a very very good pass protector on blitz pickups. Maybe that would fit well with Martz's system?
                          That's definately a plus... Kitna wants all the protection that he can get.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TacticaLion View Post
                            Hmm... instead of having (speed) AND (good combo of speed and power), why not have Bell and Duckett... pure speed and pure power?

                            About Calhoun... I don't think you can count a player out because he "isn't strong enough". Many said that about Dunn, but he's proved them wrong. I think we keep Calhoun on IR for next year (as detroit4life said) to let him prove himself when he's 100%.
                            Because Duckett isn't really that good. Chris Brown has both speed and power. And if we bring in Duckett, teams will know we want to pound the ball up the middle so they'll stack 8 in the box, where as if we bring in Brown, we can pound in the middle or toss it to the sides. He gives us more of an option than Duckett. And like the other guy said, he's a good blocker as well.

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                            • #15
                              Well, I guess I should qualify that statement...he's good at it as long as he doesn't get injured in the process of doing it, lol. I (and most Titans fans) think his best role is as a #2 getting 5-10 carries per game to reduce his risk of being injured. He's pretty good on screen passes with his slashing style and ability to find creases, also.

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