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Lions consider options as draft nears (LT)

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/news/story?id=4946962

    NDIANAPOLIS -- With 30 losses in the previous two seasons, the Detroit Lions are willing to consider any option available to get things turned around. Those options include trading the No. 2 pick in the draft and making a run at LaDainian Tomlinson.

    "We're open to just about everything," Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine. "Whether you keep the second pick or whether you trade down, it doesn't change what you have to do -- that's make good decisions in the draft. There are blue-chip players available a lot of different spots in the draft."

    The Lions, who were just 2-14 last year after going 0-16 in 2008, need to upgrade their running game. Detroit ranked 24th in the league with 101 yards per game. So Schwartz didn't rule out picking up Tomlinson, the longtime San Diego Chargers back who was released Monday after a nine-year run in which he became one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

    "We'll look at every way we can to improve the team," Schwartz said. "I don't think we make any decisions and just blanket say, 'No, we're not interested.' Every player has something they can bring and if they can help us win, we'll look at just about everything. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him."
     
  2. nflhof

    nflhof BoltTalker

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    I must confess that I am a life long Lions fan. I grew up in the Detroit area and of course followed the Lions for all the years I lived there. I even played a couple of HS games in the Silverdome. If LT becomes a Lion I would be at a loss for words. I honestly feel there is NO WAY he signs with them but if he did I dont know what I would do. But I tell you this I sure as hell would try to watch more Detroit Lion games than I have the past 8 years.

    Go for it LT become a Detroit Lion. :icon_rofl:
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Oh man. LT as a Lion. That's funny and sad @ the same time.
     
  4. LFEpooh124

    LFEpooh124 BoltTalker

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    He wants to be on a Super Bowl Contender, not a Super Contender for the #1 Overall Pick.
     
  5. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    Do people actually think LT would go to Detroit? What is so hard to understand that when LT says he is going for a ring? That scratches Detroit off the list.
     
  6. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    FYI -

    People around here are starting to refer Jim Schwartz as a better looking version of Marty Mornhinweg (5-27)

    :lol:
     
  7. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    I also grew up near Detroit... I stand a better chance of going to Motown than LT does... and I'm NEVER GOiNG BACK.
     
  8. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Kind of sad that the Lions think LT would even consider them.

    :no:
     
  9. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    If he goes to Detriot L.T. will stand for LOSING TEAM! :lol:
     

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