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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Xander's still a Lion Reply with quote

Looks like Xander's will be with us for this draft. Things seem to be falling in place for the Leo's. How do you think this will impact our draft. http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2014/1/22/5336326/brian-xanders-dolphins-gm-job
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best news of offseason. I expect very similar draft as he impacted last year. I think difference will be Detroit trades around in draft more this time around.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word out of Miami is Xanders wasn't even a finalist.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

detfan782004 wrote:
Best news of offseason. I expect very similar draft as he impacted last year. I think difference will be Detroit trades around in draft more this time around.


I agree. He's a significant asset to the Lions and I'm glad he's staying.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is good news. I still think we end up losing him sometime in the next 2 or 3 years but hopefully we can get a few more drafts like last year and really build this team with high end talent and depth to be competitive for an extended period.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news, I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted this in the Xanders to interview in Miami thread, but I'll post it here too since it's the same thing.

X_Factor_40 wrote:
Reports: Miami Dolphins inform Detroit Lions' Brian Xander he won't be team's GM


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The Miami Dolphins will not be hiring Detroit Lions senior personnel executive Brian Xanders for the team's general manager position, according to reports from CBS Sports and the Denver Post.

The Dolphins will conduct a second round of interviews with three finalists this week and are expected to make a hire before the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.


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Even though Xanders is out of the running for the Dolphins' position, Lions GM Martin Mayhew doesn't anticipate he'll be able to keep his fellow Florida State alum in Detroit for too long.

"I would think that he will not be with us for a real long time," Mayhew said. "He's really good at what he does."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm excited to see what we do this offseason because he supposedly wasn't too involved last offseason. Good to hear that he's staying at least for now
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either the Dolphins know something we don't, or we made out like thiefs!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, looks like we can continue to have good drafts
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess we shall see what he can add to this upcoming draft. Hopefully Mayhew and Xanders just make a really good team.

My concern is that Xanders didn't have much influence on this last draft and Mayhew just got lucky.

My hope is that this is going to build a strong young foundation for our team through the draft and UDFA gems.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Positive news he is staying for now at least. Although I admit to being suprised he wasent even considered a finalist for the Dolphins opening.

Had a great draft as GM in 2010 in Denver and had a major influence and impact on the Lions last draft Class. Xanders knows footballing talent.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news for the Lions. It's more time for the guys staying after he leaves to get comfortable with his system of evaluating. I think we can all say it seems to have helped out a lot if this year works out the same for the Lions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EnglishLion20 wrote:
Positive news he is staying for now at least. Although I admit to being suprised he wasent even considered a finalist for the Dolphins opening.

Had a great draft as GM in 2010 in Denver and had a major influence and impact on the Lions last draft Class. Xanders knows footballing talent.

He also was a big proponent of Tebow, apparently.

And if the Lions have another disappointing off season, or if they draft the 100% perfect player and he tears his ACL in training camp, Xanders will be a bum again.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EnglishLion20 wrote:
Positive news he is staying for now at least. Although I admit to being suprised he wasent even considered a finalist for the Dolphins opening.

Had a great draft as GM in 2010 in Denver and had a major influence and impact on the Lions last draft Class. Xanders knows footballing talent.


Hell yeah, the longer he's here the more drafts he can be apart of with here, but probably more importantly, the more he can influence Martin Mayhew
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