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Friend: Steelers' Larry Foote wants to play for Lions
TAMPA — Could linebacker Larry Foote
leave the Pittsburgh Steelers for his hometown Lions?
“He wants to come back here,” said Brian Blackburn, a friend of Foote’s. “This is the last year of his contract, and he wants to come back here and play for the Lions for about four years and call it quits after that.”
When Foote was a student at Detroit Pershing, Blackburn was the offensive and defensive line coach and ran the weight room. They still lift together occasionally in the off-season and keep in touch throughout the year.
Blackburn said Foote told him of his future plans the last time they spoke. Told it is hard to believe that any NFL
player, especially one playing in the Super Bowl, wants to play for the Lions, Blackburn laughed.
“He does,” Blackburn said. “He’ll take it. He wants to get something set up in the Detroit area for inner-city kids. He’s got as real desire to work with kids. As a matter of fact, I tried to get him to come to my son’s school at Warren Cousino and speak to the kids, and he said, ‘I’ve got to go in the city first and speak to them.’”
Foote also told Blackburn that he wants coach, but not at the college or pro level. Foote played in college at Michigan.
“He wants to coach Pershing,’’ Blackburn said.
Foote was not asked about the Lions today. But asked whether this could be his last season with the Steelers, even though he is signed for 2009, he said: “It could possibly be that way. We’re running out of room here on this team. Hopefully, we’ll see what happens in the off-season.”
For two years, Foote has held off first-round pick Lawrence Timmons for a starting job.
“But he’s showing what he can do,” Foote said. “He’s definitely the future of this team. We’ll just see what happens.”