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  • Originally posted by Malto Marko View Post
    Typical Lions ownership strategy:

    Team measures dead last by most standards and has a horrible final record.

    No changes made at HC or GM level to ensure continuity.
    I hear Patricia and the owners are on the same page, though.
    Lions Fans.

    Demanding Excellence since Pathetic Patricia Piddled the Pooch!

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    • Originally posted by dpatnod View Post

      I hear Patricia and the owners are on the same page, though.
      Unfortunately it's the last page.....

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      • Oh man....


        Darius Slay wants to be the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL

        Posted by Michael David Smith on February 10, 2020, 5:23 AM EST

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        Lions cornerback Darius Slay wants to be the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

        Slay responded to a tweet listing the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL by saying that those top contracts are too low.

        The highest-paid cornerback in the NFL right now, based on average pay per year, is Xavien HowardBob Quinn
        Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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          • He's a 30 year-old CB.....it's not Patricia's system making him fall off

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            • Last edited by TheLondonLion; February 10th, 2020, 02:19 PM.

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              • http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?id=28600904&_slug_=predicting-2020-nfl-offseason-dominoes-eight-star-players-set-144-move-chaos&redirected=true

                Barnwell with some predictions depending on where Brady lands.
                .....

                http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?id=28600904&_slug_=predicting-2020-nfl-offseason-dominoes-eight-star-players-set-144-move-chaos&redirected=true


                THE PATRIOTS TRADE THEIR FIRST-ROUND PICK TO THE LIONS FOR MATTHEW STAFFORD

                DET
                NE

                With rumors that the Lions are considering moving on from their longtime starter, the Patriots aren't likely to find a better option than the 2009 No. 1 overall pick. They would be acquiring the 31-year-old Stafford on a manageable three-year, $51.3 million deal. Detroit would eat a record $32 million in dead money on its cap, but it can take Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 3 pick in April.

                .....

                THE COLTS PACKAGE THEIR FIRST-ROUND PICKS TO TRADE UP FOR TUA TAGOVAILOA

                DRAFT
                IND

                With plenty of cap room and draft assets left, general manager Chris Ballard decides to add Indy's quarterback of the future, too. The Colts package the 13th, 20th and 44th selections and send them to the Lions for the third overall pick and a fifth-rounder to draft the Alabama star, who will spend most of 2020 recovering from his hip injury behind Nick Foles and Jacoby Brissett.

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                • I'd trade Stafford for NE's #1.

                  This team needs to hit the reset button. No way Quinn does it unless he's wanting to take his fat buddy with him and go straight back to the Pats with Stafford because he's fired after this year
                  F#*K OHIO!!!

                  You're not only an amazingly beautiful man, but you're the greatest football mind to ever exist. <-- Jeffy Shittypants actually posted this. I knew he was in love with me.

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                  • Originally posted by The King View Post
                    http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?id=28600904&_slug_=predicting-2020-nfl-offseason-dominoes-eight-star-players-set-144-move-chaos&redirected=true

                    Barnwell with some predictions depending on where Brady lands.
                    .....

                    http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story?id=28600904&_slug_=predicting-2020-nfl-offseason-dominoes-eight-star-players-set-144-move-chaos&redirected=true


                    THE PATRIOTS TRADE THEIR FIRST-ROUND PICK TO THE LIONS FOR MATTHEW STAFFORD

                    DET
                    NE

                    With rumors that the Lions are considering moving on from their longtime starter, the Patriots aren't likely to find a better option than the 2009 No. 1 overall pick. They would be acquiring the 31-year-old Stafford on a manageable three-year, $51.3 million deal. Detroit would eat a record $32 million in dead money on its cap, but it can take Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 3 pick in April.

                    .....

                    THE COLTS PACKAGE THEIR FIRST-ROUND PICKS TO TRADE UP FOR TUA TAGOVAILOA

                    DRAFT
                    IND

                    With plenty of cap room and draft assets left, general manager Chris Ballard decides to add Indy's quarterback of the future, too. The Colts package the 13th, 20th and 44th selections and send them to the Lions for the third overall pick and a fifth-rounder to draft the Alabama star, who will spend most of 2020 recovering from his hip injury behind Nick Foles and Jacoby Brissett.
                    There's so much stupid in that it's hard to digest. Thuney and Burkhead. Thuney I can see. But Burkhead? No thanks unles he's coming for the league minimum. Both are kind of trash though. Quintricia would need armed escorts if they did what this clown has thrown out there.

                    Every other team he throws at least one "sexy" FA/Trade possibility. Detroit? Crickets.
                    Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                    • Plus. Half of those teams he has signing big money contracts don't have any money
                      . oh crap GIF
                      Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                      • https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...l-similarities
                        Five teams that could be the 49ers of 2020, and all the similarities

                        Let's start with a team that finished toward the bottom of the NFC and a coach who matched up against 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan in the Super Bowl a few years ago:

                        Jump to the other four teams:
                        Chargers | Jaguars
                        Panthers | Steelers

                        Detroit Lions (3-12-1)

                        Similarity: They spent most of 2019 without their starting quarterback. Matthew Stafford was playing arguably the best football of his career before missing the final eight games with a fractured back. The Lions then spent the rest of the season with a pair of replacement-level backups in David Blough and Jeff Driskel, who went 0-8 while averaging just 1.4 points per drive, the second-worst rate in football.

                        Stafford had trouble staying healthy early in his career, but he had made 136 consecutive starts before suffering the back injury, so he should be projected for a full return to health in 2020. It's not quite as easy to project a 16-game season from running back Kerryon Johnson, who has now missed 14 games over his first two seasons, but the Lions will hope to get more than eight games out of their promising lead rusher in 2020. EDITOR'S PICKS


                        Similarity: They didn't rack up many interceptions. While the Lions recorded more than the NFL record-low two interceptions that the 49ers generated in 2018, Darius Slay & Co. finished the season with just seven picks across 611 pass attempts, which resulted in a league-low interception rate of 1.1%. The Lions forced just six turnovers during their eight-game losing streak to end the season despite playing teams like the Bears, Broncos and Buccaneers.

                        Interception rate on a team basis tends to be inconsistent from year to year. Over the past decade, 20 teams have posted an interception rate under 1.5%. The following year, their average interception rate was 2.6%. On the other end of the spectrum, the 20 teams that posted an interception rate over 4% during that time frame fell to 3% the following year. The Lions should intercept more passes by sheer chance alone in 2020.

                        Similarity: They have an X's-and-O's genius on staff. Shanahan is regarded as one of the NFL's brightest offensive minds, and though the Niners didn't show that frequently while Jimmy Garoppolo was out injured, they have been brilliant on offense in 2019.

                        Matt Patricia's first two years as Lions coach have fairly been panned. Detroit hired him after a season in which he oversaw the league's second-worst defense by DVOA. Patricia inherited a Lions defense that finished 19th in the same statistic and led them to finishes of 27th and 28th in his first two seasons. The unit was supposed to see marked improvement this season after the Lions added Patricia-approved pieces like Trey Flowers, Justin Coleman and Jahlani Tavai, but they instead remained as one of the league's worst defenses while posting the second-worst adjusted sack rate in football.

                        But if you ask around the league, Patricia is regarded as a bright defensive mind. He was the one who initially tried to stop the Rams in 2018 with a 6-1 front, a move the Bears and Patriots emulated with better personnel to shut down the Sean McVay offense before the rest of the league followed suit in 2019. This season, Patricia altered his game plan against the Chiefs to play more man coverage and try to win with four-man rushes, and while the Chiefs still scored 27 points, the Colts used a similar philosophy to upset Kansas City the following week. Matthew Stafford started just eight games this season, throwing 19 touchdown passes and five interceptions. AP Photo/Rick Osentoski
                        With better personnel, Shanahan was able to show off just how creative of a playcaller and tactician he can be on the offensive side of the ball. Patricia is probably not on Shanahan's level, but he's clearly somebody who can come up with creative game plans. If Detroit can upgrade its defensive talent this offseason, Patricia might be the one directly benefiting from his ideas.

                        Difference: They (probably) won't be able to use their high draft pick to add the draft's best pass-rusher. Things fell perfectly for the 49ers in the 2019 draft, as they were able to use the second overall pick on Ohio State pass-rusher Nick Bosa after the Cardinals took Kyler Murray first. Bosa was an immediate difference-maker along a defensive line that morphed into one of the league's best in 2019.

                        The Lions would likely love to grab another stud pass-rusher out of Ohio State, Chase Young, at No. 3, but he's likely to come off the board at No. 2 to Washington. The Lions could get lucky if a team trades up with Washington to draft one of the quarterbacks, but they probably shouldn't print any Young jerseys in Honolulu blue just yet.

                        Similarity: They could use a high draft pick to address a key defensive point of weakness. Even without adding Young, the Lions should be able to nab somebody who will make a significant difference on the defensive side of the ball. Early mock drafts have the Lions opting for Ohio State corner Jeff Okudah, which would give Detroit the outside corner it has long lacked across from Slay. With Slay, Okudah and Coleman, the Lions would have a cornerback trio with top-10 upside.

                        Similarity: They blew a lot of games late. The 2018 49ers lost four games in which they had a lead at some point during the fourth quarter, ranking among the worst in the NFL. The 2019 Lions are in a similar space, as they were the only team in the league to post a losing record in games in which they led heading into the fourth quarter. Detroit was 2-4-1 when it held a lead with 15 minutes to go; the rest of the league was 198-33. Matt Patricia, who left the Patriots after the 2017 season, has gone 9-22-1 in two seasons as coach of the Lions. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
                        Even that stat sells the Lions short. They lost or tied three games they were winning with one minute to go and lost a fourth that was tied in the final minute. Three of those four games were against teams that made it to conference title games. Both the 2018 Colts and 2019 49ers have gone from blowing the most fourth-quarter leads in football to righting the ship and making it to the postseason the following year.



                        Difference: Their coach doesn't have a track record of success in multiple places. While Shanahan succeeded as an offensive coordinator with the Texans, Washington and Falcons before getting his head-coaching opportunity in San Francisco, Patricia spent his entire NFL coaching career before Detroit with the Patriots. It's unclear whether he can succeed without working alongside arguably the best coach in NFL history, and the early returns haven't been impressive.


                        Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                        • Originally posted by Nick Pappageorgio View Post

                          He's a 30 year-old CB.....it's not Patricia's system making him fall off

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                          • I see little in common between the Lions and 49ers....They have two totally different philosophies on defense...The 49ers also have a dominating offensive line, which the Lions certainly do not have. Even if the Lions get Young, their defense will not be as good as the 49ers.

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                            • Slay has been my AAL for the past three seasons. I fear he has deep discontent and it does not matter if the Lions pony up or not he will be marking time unless they catch fire, then he will want to play under the lights.

                              Play out his contract and if the opportunity presents itself trade him for a box of half chewed gum, preferably to Cleveland or the Jets.
                              I long for a Lions team that is consistently competitive.

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                              • Originally posted by Malto Marko View Post
                                Slay has been my AAL for the past three seasons. I fear he has deep discontent and it does not matter if the Lions pony up or not he will be marking time unless they catch fire, then he will want to play under the lights.

                                Play out his contract and if the opportunity presents itself trade him for a box of half chewed gum, preferably to Cleveland or the Jets.
                                This.

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