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Old 01-16-2009, 04:23 PM    (permalink
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http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf...ght_be_an.html

pretty interesting idea. Still the question is will he sign with us?
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I don't think you guys should be signing big name guys now, do what the Dolphins did and get average free agents to help your depth with a solid draft.
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its all about getting the personel for our defense to work. Haynesworth will help our defense a ton. with redding and avril on the dline we would have a much better dline. He will help sims as well and every other LB. He is hands down the most important player on the titans defense so why wouldnt we want a guy like that?
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Who was the last big name FA to go to Detroit?

Joey Harrington?
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that was the draft. Damien Woody was probably the last big name FA
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Umm . . . 3rd overall pick?

D, don't you know your Lions history?
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I'd bust a nut if we got hanyesworth, but I'd be equally happy if we somehow got Raji at 20. Either way I'd have to clean my shorts.
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I dont know, it seems that the only thing we have going for us is our cap space. I wouldnt want to lose that by blowing a ton of money on a DT. He'd immediately make us better, but i dont think he'd be able to build around.
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I want him. He will make the linebackers instantly. I think its pretty obvious that Sims needs a big DT to be as effective as he can be. I think DT is a great position to go after in free agency, I hope we get him.
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I want him. He will make the linebackers instantly. I think its pretty obvious that Sims needs a big DT to be as effective as he can be. I think DT is a great position to go after in free agency, I hope we get him.
You had Shawn Rogers, and he is the closest thing to Haynesworth as there is.
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You had Shawn Rogers, and he is the closest thing to Haynesworth as there is.
And Sims played really well the 2 yrs he had Rogers in front of him, and then this year Sims struggled when he didnt.

I like the dream of signing Fat Albert, the last 2 yrs he has made unknown DEs much more succesful playing next to him, which hopefully he could do with us.
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Anyone wanna speculate other possible destinations for Haynesworth?

What other teams have cap space to sign him and a need for a DT?
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Anyone wanna speculate other possible destinations for Haynesworth?

What other teams have cap space to sign him and a need for a DT?
Just about every team would love to sign him. Tennessee has been trying hard for an extension from what I've read. Pack has a big need at DT, Tampa, Jags among others. Additionally, the Chiefs will have a ton of cap room and could you imagine a DLine with Haynesworth and Dorsey anchoring it.

From ESPN: Interested: Texans? Panthers? Broncos? Falcons?
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Just about every team would love to sign him. Tennessee has been trying hard for an extension from what I've read. Pack has a big need at DT, Tampa, Jags among others. Additionally, the Chiefs will have a ton of cap room and could you imagine a DLine with Haynesworth and Dorsey anchoring it.

From ESPN: Interested: Texans? Panthers? Broncos? Falcons?
The Packers never sign free agents, so they're out for sure.

Panthers won't have the cap space. Right now they only have room to keep one of Peppers or Gross. No way they could sign Albert.

I could see an signing in Atlanta.
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would you guys be interested in the lions signing julius peppers? I read somewhere he wasn't interested in returning to carolina
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You had Shawn Rogers, and he is the closest thing to Haynesworth as there is.
So Haynesworth plays only 20 snaps a game because he is so out of shape. If Rogers is the closest thing to Big Al then I don't even want him. (I know he isn't. I just have a huge hatred/disgust of Rogers)
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In a word, "yes."

But I'd rather have Haynesworth.
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Fact: Charles Woodson was traded to the Packers for an 8th round draft pick. :D


As for Haynesworth, I think the Lions should spend away. Getting a guy like Haynesworth would open a lot of different possibilities up in the draft, I think.
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I'd rather us just drafting BJ Raji somehow.
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I'd rather that we draft Raji as well, but the FA signing period goes off first. Haynesworth would help the Lions D sooooooo much....it would be a sick signing.

As for other teams who might try to sign him, here's one from leftfield....the Ravens.

Here me out: Suggs, Scott and Lewis are all UFA's...unlikely that more than one (if any) are re-signed. Spend that money on Haynesworth. Fat Albert and Ngata up the middle? It would make the Williams Wall look weak IMO. And we all know how B'More loves their D.
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I see a lot of talk about cap space, and maybe someone who better understands cap room than I do can clarify. But with three of the top 33 picks, including number one overall, doesn't signing those players, especially number one, tie up a a pretty penny of cap room? I'm not saying it ties up everything, but certainly enough to make adding a huge (no pun intended) free agent signing to the mix a little steep in the pockets.

I'd like to see the Lions pursue Matt Cassel to get the quarterback issue out of the way if they look for a big name free agent. With the year Calvin Johnson had, he can make Cassel look as good as Randy Moss did, only with a running game if the Lions improve that O-Line and get someone big to spell Kevin Smith if they don't retain Rudi Johnson.
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NOOOO Cassel! HUGE mistake IMO. We need to draft our QB of the future, and that's Stafford. Signing Cassel would be the equivelent of signing Sott Mitchell....stop-gap solution, not a person whom you can build around.

As for backig up K Smith, there's no forseeable way that the Lions would even dream of drafting another RB until late 3rd round as a minimum. More likely a decent back-up is signed via free agency. Smith will get a huge amountof carries this year.

I do agree with the need t address the O-line though...
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