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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lions claimed Lee, cut Alphonso Smith.

https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/268128151715074050
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LionsFan630 wrote:
Lions claimed Lee, cut Alphonso Smith.

https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/268128151715074050


Alphonso Smith has had quite the adventure this year.

We should set an over/under or how many games it'll be before they resign Smith.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I wonder if some of the reason is because he was with the Packers for so long, trying to get some info. I would say talent wise it was bad CB for bad CB.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still, I would at least keep another body around with the rate our CBs are falling off the shelf.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeneralTso wrote:
Still, I would at least keep another body around with the rate our CBs are falling off the shelf.


That's what I was thinking as well, but at least they get Florence back also.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sllim Pickens wrote:
Interesting. I wonder if some of the reason is because he was with the Packers for so long, trying to get some info. I would say talent wise it was bad CB for bad CB.


Yep not really understanding this move. Maybe Routt was looking for more money/years or maybe the organization didn't like his attitude.

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Don't see much of an upgrade either.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever.

Maybe he'll do something.

I mean, what can it hurt? The team knows what they have in Alphonso Smith. Might as well see what someone else has.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this article on mLive.com:

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2012/11/detroit_lions_claim_cornerback.html#incart_river

I think the Lions brought him in because they think he can be a better contributor on special teams. He also has pretty good size. The article spoke pretty favorably about Pat Lee. Maybe this will turn into another one of Martin Mayhew's under-the-radar moves that pays out-isized dividends to the team. He is younger that Stanford Routt also.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the game that got him cut against the Bucs and he was bad. He let Martin break free for two of his long TD runs. Hopefully he will turn it around and add something to our team.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to put in a waiver claim for Alameda Ta'amu. I think he will be good insurance if we lose Hill or just a good developmental player.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would like to put in a waiver claim for Alameda Ta'amu. I think he will be good insurance if we lose Hill or just a good developmental player.
I doubt it, he's been charged with felony DUI.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooo . . . has he ever been effective anywhere other than special teams? Was he even ever effective on special teams, for that matter? Head-scratcher of a move as far as I'm concerned, I mean I'm no Alphonso Smith fan, but at least he's contributing and knows the defense in and out by this point in time. Lee will have to spend a few weeks catching up, and that's assuming he's actually here for any reason other than special teams.

Why not just look at Routt? He's at least been good before even if he's played like crap all year. It's not like Lee has any more upside.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this sigining, but I don't think it means we should ignore Routt, would be nice to bring him in and even sign both players.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDOG_det wrote:
cibowilson wrote:
I would like to put in a waiver claim for Alameda Ta'amu. I think he will be good insurance if we lose Hill or just a good developmental player.
I doubt it, he's been charged with felony DUI.


If he was drafted in 2011 he would fit right in.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sllim Pickens wrote:
Interesting. I wonder if some of the reason is because he was with the Packers for so long, trying to get some info. I would say talent wise it was bad CB for bad CB.


Exactly. Exchanged one crappy DB for another.

Desperation move
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