AustinLion's Comments

Posted Monday March 03, 2014, About: Would Detroit deal Suh?
The Lions can't take the cap hit if they trade him either. He's not going anywhere.
Posted Monday February 10, 2014, About: CJ2K headed toward cap casualty
But this would be a NEW issue, all the others are so stale at this point.
Posted Monday February 10, 2014, About: Vikes aim to shake up the draft
"One option with the eighth pick could be a quarterback."

Yeah, because choices like Christian Ponder and FA's like Josh Freeman were so successful. What are you going to use this year, Speilman? A Ouija board?
Posted Friday July 12, 2013, About: Fitzgerald needs Palmer, and he knows it
Didn't Palmer have a really good OL when he was so "great" in Cincy? Never sure why, after all these years, the importance of the OL still gets ignored when it comes to how well a QB plays.
Posted Friday July 12, 2013, About: Smith snubs Sanchez
Epic zinger 50. Just. Epic.
Posted Friday July 12, 2013, About: Lions working on cap-heavy Suh next?
Couldn't be helped. Suh got in under the old CBA, and as the #2 pick, he was going to get a lot of coin regardless of position.
Posted Sunday June 30, 2013, About: NFL teams reviewing their player 'vetting' process
Vontaze Burfict, just last year. And his "checkered background" wasn't nearly as bad as Hernandez or others. He signed as an undrafted free agent, but he wasn't drafted.
Posted Wednesday June 12, 2013, About: McGahee on borrowed time in Denver?
Yeah, but almost all running backs have that, "Best Before Age 30" tag.
Posted Wednesday June 12, 2013, About: Stephen Hill back at Jets minicamp
Yeah, makes sense. Duct Tape is really The Force. It has a dark side and a light side, and it binds the universe (and NFL) together.
Posted Wednesday June 12, 2013, About: Redskins hope to sign Donte Stallworth this week
They "hope" to sign him? Stallworth has other offers?
Posted Wednesday June 12, 2013, About: Ryan Broyles takes part in Lions team drills
Of course! We don't know their names yet, but... they gotta have SOMEBODY on the roster, right?
Posted Wednesday June 12, 2013, About: New York unveils plans for 'Super Bowl Boulevard'
I have to agree with this. Unfortunately, the game will be played for the advertisers, corporate sponsors, and people at home. The players, and people in attendance are kinda screwed.
Posted Tuesday June 11, 2013, About: Ex-teammate says Patriots are Tebow's "last chance"
I would think BB had a better back up plan than that. Tebow's got terrible hands, from all reports.
Posted Tuesday June 11, 2013, About: Ex-teammate says Patriots are Tebow's "last chance"
I can envision a lot of things BB could do with Tebow, with Brady on the field. The real pressure is going to be on McDaniels, who drafted Tebow in the first place, and must have had a lot of input to convince BB to bring the kid in.

Remember, Denver put in a Pistol-style read-option offense on the fly in 2011, and Tebow managed a 7-4 record, and a playoff win against Pittsburgh. I can see Tebow taking the snap instead of Brady, and then running a form of read-option but ONLY if McDaniels can get the kid to throw with some accuracy. Tebow is big enough to take the physical abuse of the read-option, but if he can't throw worth a hoot then BB will punt him faster than he did against Peyton and the Colts in 2009.
Hardly a glass shoulder, not to mention the injuries were to his non-throwing shoulder. He's only thrown for over 10k yards combined the last two years, and that's with no defense, sorry special teams, and spending (essentially) two seasons with zero running game to keep defenses honest. The Lions have had no running threat since Javid Best went down with his last concussion in Game 5 of 2011.

Stafford certainly deserves a big contract, I suspect he'll get something between Flacco's and Rodger's numbers.
Posted Monday June 10, 2013, About: Rodgers figures he's about halfway to career goal
Just give him a setup folks, and Otis is ready with a zinger.
Posted Wednesday June 05, 2013, About: Maurice Jones-Drew out of shape
So for seven months he's been unable to exercise like he normally would have, and he's out of shape now? Who'd a thunk it?
Posted Wednesday June 05, 2013, About: Eagles' Williams: 'Fans, I love you all, but please'
Note: If you're a parent and you do something on a day you're not REQUIRED to be at work, then you don't get fired.

That's the kicker here. OTAs are VOLUNTARY. It's in the CBA. If the players are "expected" to go to OTAs, then it goes from voluntary attendance to mandatory. If players are penalized for not attending OTAs, then it's not voluntary. This garbage about which players are at OTAs or not has gone beyond old and stale to annoying. There's no contact allowed, and in fact the CBA lowered the number and intensity of the OTAs and even regular practices to save wear and tear on the players.

All the focus on players not at OTAs is just to fill web space and get fans riled up. If a player misses a mandatory mini-camp or a day of training camp for something like a dance recital for his child, it's a different story. But this? This is nothing.
Posted Wednesday June 05, 2013, About: Giant concern for JPP
Good question, 50. All 32 teams have doctors examine undrafted kids at the combine, but let their own players end the season and just leave town it seems. The pros should get the same in-depth medical exams before leaving for the off-season, and decisions about surgery should be either made or put on the table at that point, not 6 months later.
Posted Wednesday June 05, 2013, About: Notre Dame's Kelly already linked to Lions
They did indeed. If anyone has been paying attention, the Lions have been going lights-out to find players for special teams, which killed them last year in more than a few games. Schwartz was correct when he mentioned that the Lions needed one successful play in a lot of places, which would have at least doubled their win total.

I like the guy as a coach, but he needs to start leading by example. Schwartz gets out of control and then he's got to respond when his players get out of control.
Posted Monday June 03, 2013, About: Aaron Rodgers wants more from run game
"Aaron Rodgers wants more from run game"

So Rodgers is demanding more kickbacks from the running (though not very well) backs? Is that extortion?
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