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  • #16
    He made 16M last year (roughly) & will fetch more than that on the open market as the #1 CB prospect ... happy hunting with Ford's $$ ...
    He is a terrific talent, no question. I just still do not picture Detroit as the #1 off season option for a guy who could go anywhere. Still not picturing that :o)

    I say draft the next potential Asomugha ... Did you see KC's secondary on Sunday? Filled with rookies & 2nd, 3rd year guys making plays. Strive for that .. .draft 2 CB's or a CB & S combo in the first 3 rounds that fits what Schwartz/Gun want. It's cheaper & you can mold them to your team. (ie Spievey) MM is proving he can hit on most of his draft picks, plus he was an NFL DB so he seems pretty dialed in at what he wants I believe.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SINCE1978 View Post
      He made 16M last year (roughly) & will fetch more than that on the open market as the #1 CB prospect ... happy hunting with Ford's $$ ...
      He is a terrific talent, no question. I just still do not picture Detroit as the #1 off season option for a guy who could go anywhere. Still not picturing that :o)

      I say draft the next potential Asomugha ... Did you see KC's secondary on Sunday? Filled with rookies & 2nd, 3rd year guys making plays. Strive for that .. .draft 2 CB's or a CB & S combo in the first 3 rounds that fits what Schwartz/Gun want. It's cheaper & you can mold them to your team. (ie Spievey) MM is proving he can hit on most of his draft picks, plus he was an NFL DB so he seems pretty dialed in at what he wants I believe.
      Just that simple? There aren't that many shutdown corners in the league to begin with and the two people like in the upcoming draft are probably out of reach.

      I dunno... I see a guy out there who with our line can make a huge difference. If we make a play for him now and grab him that's a secondary upgrade of the highest magnitude. Its one less thing we "need" in the draft and then we can fall back to doing what successful teams do at the draft: take the best player available regardless of need.

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      • #18
        one of the best CBs in the league now at the age of 29.... of course you go for him. adding him and a full draft this team can be looking extremely good. Would completely change this defense adding him to our dline

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        • #19
          Whether or not we should go after Nnamdi should not even be in question. As has been discussed, the only question is whether or not we can lure him to Detroit. His effect would be massive, period.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by tblain1 View Post
            Just that simple? There aren't that many shutdown corners in the league to begin with and the two people like in the upcoming draft are probably out of reach.

            I dunno... I see a guy out there who with our line can make a huge difference. If we make a play for him now and grab him that's a secondary upgrade of the highest magnitude. Its one less thing we "need" in the draft and then we can fall back to doing what successful teams do at the draft: take the best player available regardless of need.
            You make it sound like it's the Lions choice. Similar to the dillusional Michigan slappy who believed Harbaugh & then Miles were Michigan's choices & were looked over for another option. Like the AD & President opted to not bring them to Schembechler Hall or something ... Wrong! It's the other way around!
            This guy plays in the Bay area for 16M/year! What in his right mind would bring him to Detroit to play for the Lions? Think logically ... I'm with noondog, this guy can name his ticket ... I was being realistic in the game plan with the draft scenarios etc ... never questioning his talent/ability. No doubt he shuts down 1/2 the field in passing (at a hefty price tag) but he IS NOT picking Ford Field as his home.
            Last edited by SINCE1978; 01-12-2011, 10:06 AM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by SINCE1978 View Post
              You make it sound like it's the Lions choice. Similar to the dillusional Michigan slappy who believed Harbough & then Miles were Michigan's choices & were looked over for another option. Like the AD & President opted to not bring them to Schembechler Hall or something ... Wrong! It's the other way around!
              This guy plays in the Bay are for 16M/year! What in his right mind would bring him to Detroit to play for the Lions? Think logically ... I'm with noondog, this guy can name his ticket ... I was being realistic in the game plan with the draft scenarios etc ... never questioning his talent/ability. No doubt he shuts down 1/2 the field in passing (at a hefty price tag) but he IS NOT picking Ford Field as his home.
              The question was whether Detroit should go after him. We'll leave it up to Nmandi whether he wants to make Detroit his home.

              Sorry I mis-read your original post. I think I got the gist of your plan now: Don't expect him to land here, have a solid plan B. Make sense, I just hope our scouts can identify the right CBs. I wasn't overly impressed with Spivey during the few games I saw of him. Corner seems to be a hard position to scout projecting from NCAA to NFL.

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              • #22
                i still don't understand this whole no collective bargaining agreement restrictions fully. are we only able to trade draft choices from here on out? no player swaps on draft day like usual? that will be boring and force GMs to actually scout and make good decisions.
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                • #23
                  Nnamdi wants to go to a good team. If he went to the Lions he would make them a good team with that D-Line and then the Lions would be able to Draft a guy Like Robert Quinn and make the D even better.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by dannyz View Post
                    Nnamdi wants to go to a good team. If he went to the Lions he would make them a good team with that D-Line and then the Lions would be able to Draft a guy Like Robert Quinn and make the D even better.
                    Why go to an ok team that he could make good, when he can go to a good team and make them great? I think it may come down to how much money we'd be willing to offer him but I feel its very unlikely he'll come here (though I always thought Nnamdi looked good in the Honolulu blue in Madden).
                    Last edited by DrunkenLament; 01-12-2011, 01:19 AM. Reason: lol grammar failz

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                    • #25
                      draft quinn at 13?

                      Not likely.

                      We should pursue Nmamdi.

                      we could be the team with crazy names that no one can pronounce.

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                      • #26
                        http://www.rotoworld.com/content/pla...198597&id=4153
                        Calvin Johnson has hit escalator clauses in his contract that spiked his 2011 salary from roughly $4 million to $10.45 million. His 2012 salary also skyrocketed from $4.6 million to $12.42 million. The 2011 salary is guaranteed, but the Lions may look to renegotiate this offseason. Regardless, Megatron is well worth $10-plus million per season. Still just 25, the most physically gifted receiver in football ranked in the top ten in the league in receiving yards and touchdowns in 2010 despite playing with three different quarterbacks and just three starts of Matt Stafford.

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                        • #27
                          Stephen Tulloch & Nnamdi Asomugha are popular in this thread I see ... both solid players & both at positions of need for Detroit.

                          I am throwing another FA name out there. Carl Nicks G - Saints. This guy is going to be hard for New Orleans to keep with the $$ they recently shelled out at the other G spot for Jahri Evans. Just another wrinkle. Again, I am not a fan of this ideology, but Stephen Peterman is likely a Lion for the next couple of seasons. BOO! :o) (Schwartz has praised him & his contract is still valid) Just sort of seeing what everyone thought of the Nicks & the idea of him as a Lion.

                          Any chance?

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                          • #28
                            Nicks would be fantastic and a definite upgrade over Penalty-son, but I don't know if it would happen. If the Lions plan on spending money on a guard, I'd hope it would be Mankins.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by noondog View Post
                              Nicks would be fantastic and a definite upgrade over Penalty-son, but I don't know if it would happen. If the Lions plan on spending money on a guard, I'd hope it would be Mankins.
                              Mankins over Nicks ... huh.

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                              • #30
                                While I'm not opposed to an upgrade at RG, Peterman did play through a fairly significant foot injury for a good portion of the season. That may help explain his lack of push in run blocking and some of his penalties (trying to gain an edge bc of his foot). It may be in our best interest to just roll with Peterman as long as he comes back healthy. Our line seems to be building some continuity that should hopefully progress further next season.

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