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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No!!!!!! This makes me hate the signing!!! I liked Silva more then any other safety playing right now for Lions!! He's way better then Jonte "Crap" Green....

As much as I've been hating on Jonte I understand this move. We need corners in case corners get injured in our games. If we lose safeties to injury it is much easier for a CB to jump back to safety than for a safety to jump into a corner role. In any regard I just can't wait until we start getting healthy in our secondary again.

Speaking of Delmas this could be a good sign?
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Interesting Trent Richardson returned to Browns practice today. He & Delmas visited Dr. Andrews about the same time for scopes last month

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This is a crucial year for Louis. Is he going to be Bob Sanders(never on the field)? Or Ed Reed(finds a way to get it done)? I'm already starting to research safeties for the draft next year. I think it'll be our biggest need.


I was thinking the same thing the other day. Hate to say it, but this could very well be Delmas' last year with us. Flip side; if he stays healthy, I think he establishes himself as one of the best safeties in the game.
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This is a crucial year for Louis. Is he going to be Bob Sanders(never on the field)? Or Ed Reed(finds a way to get it done)? I'm already starting to research safeties for the draft next year. I think it'll be our biggest need.
This upcoming draft is strong in safeties. Many quality players.
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This is a crucial year for Louis. Is he going to be Bob Sanders(never on the field)? Or Ed Reed(finds a way to get it done)? I'm already starting to research safeties for the draft next year. I think it'll be our biggest need.
This upcoming draft is strong in safeties. Many quality players.


Hopefully Mayhew can find a top flight corner back or two.
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usedaschwartz wrote:
This is a crucial year for Louis. Is he going to be Bob Sanders(never on the field)? Or Ed Reed(finds a way to get it done)? I'm already starting to research safeties for the draft next year. I think it'll be our biggest need.
This upcoming draft is strong in safeties. Many quality players.


Hopefully Mayhew can find a top flight corner back or two.
I think this year a DB could be BPA. There are 3 CB's that are top 10 talents that will be spread out throughout the top 20 and then there's a few more CB's that are late 1st-early 2nd round type talents that will be spread out through the 2nd round. Then there's like 10 quality safeties.
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diehardlionfan wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
usedaschwartz wrote:
This is a crucial year for Louis. Is he going to be Bob Sanders(never on the field)? Or Ed Reed(finds a way to get it done)? I'm already starting to research safeties for the draft next year. I think it'll be our biggest need.
This upcoming draft is strong in safeties. Many quality players.


Hopefully Mayhew can find a top flight corner back or two.


They need a lot. But, when it comes to next years draft you could probably flip a coin between CB and S and it would be a vast improvement. Delmas just isn't that good, he hasn't been healthy lately, and he's going to need a new contract. Next offseason will be interesting.
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diehardlionfan wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
usedaschwartz wrote:
This is a crucial year for Louis. Is he going to be Bob Sanders(never on the field)? Or Ed Reed(finds a way to get it done)? I'm already starting to research safeties for the draft next year. I think it'll be our biggest need.
This upcoming draft is strong in safeties. Many quality players.


Hopefully Mayhew can find a top flight corner back or two.


They need a lot. But, when it comes to next years draft you could probably flip a coin between CB and S and it would be a vast improvement. Delmas just isn't that good, he hasn't been healthy lately, and he's going to need a new contract. Next offseason will be interesting.


I just want to see the Lions field a competitive defensive backfield. I'm tired of feeling nauseous every time the opposition airs the ball out.
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What are the chances that Wendling emerges as a viable starter at safety?
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What are the chances that Wendling emerges as a viable starter at safety?


So far so good. I'm not going to count him out yet.
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What are the chances that Wendling emerges as a viable starter at safety?


There's nothing I would love to see more. I'm a big fan of his.


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What are the chances that Wendling emerges as a viable starter at safety?

I really like the way he plays on special teams, but it's rare you get to be age 29 as a special teamer before making a legitimate impact as a defender. Usually guys that go this route wind up more like Alex Lewis or Kalvin Pearson than like Quintin Mikell. In his career he's only made one noteworthy defensive play--an interception in his third year with Buffalo.

I'd be thrilled to see a guy come up through special teams and develop into a legit defender, but the fact that we're banking on him as an opening-day starter scares the crap out of me. Our secondary did not fare very well when he was forced into action after Delmas's injury last year, and while that's obviously not entirely his fault, it's hard to build a case for him based on that stint.
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What are the chances that Wendling emerges as a viable starter at safety?

I really like the way he plays on special teams, but it's rare you get to be age 29 as a special teamer before making a legitimate impact as a defender. Usually guys that go this route wind up more like Alex Lewis or Kalvin Pearson than like Quintin Mikell. In his career he's only made one noteworthy defensive play--an interception in his third year with Buffalo.

I'd be thrilled to see a guy come up through special teams and develop into a legit defender, but the fact that we're banking on him as an opening-day starter scares the crap out of me. Our secondary did not fare very well when he was forced into action after Delmas's injury last year, and while that's obviously not entirely his fault, it's hard to build a case for him based on that stint.

To be fair, Wendling had only one start last season (week 5), while Delmas was out later in the season. I can't hold last year's secondary play against him.

He's only entering his 6th year in the NFL after being a 6th round pick, and his one start last year was the first start of his career. Late round picks usually contribute on STs. I guess I'm not ready to write him off based on those circumstances.
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Silva was added to the practice squad.
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[quote="TL-TwoWinsAway"]Silva was added to the practice squad.[/quote]

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