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Typical_Lions


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Lions Acquire Greg Robinson, Sign Cyrus Kouandjio Reply with quote

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The Lions have acquired offensive tackle Greg Robinson from the Rams for a sixth-round pick in 2018, reports ESPNís Adam Schefter. Additionally, Detroit has signed free agent offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, according to ESPNís Field Yates


https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/875341520383221760
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https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/875342369805279233
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like both moves.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kicking the tires on a couple draft duds sounds good to me. Bringing in more competition and hoping the combination of them can hold down the fort until Decker gets back.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most damning story about ex-Rams, new-Lions OT Greg Robinson is that he spent more time learning rap lyrics than studying pass protections.

https://twitter.com/JasonColeBR/status/875353132573896705
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the trade...this is a quote from Geoff Schwartz

What the Lions teach upfront and their philosophy is a great fit for Robinson. Jump sets, ball out quick. They could use his run blocking

Was with the team last year for a bit smart vet let's hope it works out
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not overly hopeful about Greg and Cyrus being big contributors, but they're low cost moves that might turn up a solid player. I am a fan.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realized this is the first trade Quinn made without the Patriots. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just realized this is the first trade Quinn made without the Patriots. Laughing



I wonder if he asked Bill for approval first?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flyguy1609 wrote:
Most damning story about ex-Rams, new-Lions OT Greg Robinson is that he spent more time learning rap lyrics than studying pass protections.

https://twitter.com/JasonColeBR/status/875353132573896705
Greg Robinson made the choice to go work with LeCharles Bentley to improve himself and flew to Detroit from Los Angeles at 10:30pm last night to be at practice this morning. I'm not concerned about his work ethic or commitment. It's not uncommon for coaches to criticize a players commitment when in reality they just failed to properly coach that player and want to make the player look bad so they look good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully one of these guys can just be mediocre until Decker can return. That's all that we need. Just be acceptable and don't let Stafford get killed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scheme and style can be everything. It's not like when he was in St. Louis or LA they were a consistently solid program who achieved at an extremely high level. They were dysfunctional and bad up and down that line. If you get a young player who has some issues and thrust him into a role he might not be ready for ( I mean he didn't draft himself) then you are crushing his confidence. Not all players learn at the same rate and their style of coaching might have been detrimental to his growth. Detroit might be able to straighten him out and get him on the right path. You don't throw the whole playbook at a quarterback in his first year. He can be a very good run blocker and that might be the main reason he was brought in. As for Cyrus, he is a solid player and he had his share of skeptical coaching in Buffalo. There are a ton of players in this league who can't play for Ryan. His mental breakdown issue can be alarming to some people but to others who have problems they know that those problems can be addressed and controlled. He is a solid tackle who can create great competition and depth during training camp and the preseason. You see what Quinn is doing he is bringing in position players who can create competition and get the best out of Dahl and others not to mention see if there is something to work with in Robinson and Cyrus. Competition can breed greatness. All in all I like the moves and I give Quinn props. I mean VanNoy was a bust and look at him now. System and scheme can be everything. Not every coach is a good motivator or teacher.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to the battle for LT (while Decker is out). I'm hoping Greg Robinson will show why he was picked so early in the draft and makes an impact on our OL.

The reality is that this is just a bandaid fix until Decker is back it that is also the worst case scenario. The best case scenario is that we may get a comp pick for Robinson if he does well and then signs elsewhere next year or does well and resigns with us, giving us a solid backup OT or possibly a starter at LG.

These are good moves because we can only improve (in some way) with these moves.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing Robinson is still on his Rookie Contract? Besides the 6th what is our salary investment in him..

BTW: good to see some old faces are still around here been a while since I've been active here..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wi7son wrote:
I'm guessing Robinson is still on his Rookie Contract? Besides the 6th what is our salary investment in him..

BTW: good to see some old faces are still around here been a while since I've been active here..

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/detroit-lions/greg-robinson-14411/

Cap hit: $3,322,377
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like both moves quite a bit. Some guys just need a change of scenery, or a new coach to help them progress to the next level. It's nice to see a team trying to actively find ways to improve a weakness. I've been impressed with Quinn so far. Hopefully they can work hard and make the roster. At the very least it'll make for an extra competitive camp.
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