O Leigh Bodden, We Hardly Knew Ye

As you probly know by now, though official cuts cannot happen until next week, Bodden got “the Call” from Mayhew alerting him to the fact that he shouldn’t bank on getting his 8.6 million dollar roster bonus. PS, wow that is a gawdy number for a crappy corner.

Says Bodden:

“As long as I’m working, I really don’t mind,” (said the day after the Lions finished the NFL’s first 0-16 season.) “Having a job in the NFL is great. I want to play football. That’s what I do. So I don’t care where I’m at.”

On Returning as a Lion:

“If it was a coaching staff that really appreciated me and really liked what I did as a player, then, of course. That’s really what I didn’t get here, and it’s hard to play for somebody like that.
“If they bring somebody in that respects the way that I play, because I’m one of the best in the league, and if a coaching staff can respect that, then I’ll be happy anywhere.”

I highlighted that last part in case just reading it wasn’t enough to make your head spin and your jaw drop. He thinks he’s one of the best in the league? HE. HIM. HE, LEIGH BODDEN, THINKS HE IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE?!?!!

He turned out an interception this season.

Wait Kevin, You didn’t say how many!

Oh but I did! ONE. One Interception. Singular. One. Friggin’ one.

And he thinks he is one of the best in the league. Having been on the 2nd worst defense in the history of the NFL. Cutting him is a good move, he’s not worth the money and even on our crappy team, a decent corner could at least do something despite the crappy team around him. I’m not saying I would expect a quality player to put up Deion Sanders numbers but for god sakes, I expect more than one interception and virtual invisibility on game day.

Bye Bye Bodden!

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  • http://churchofschwartz.com Reverend Spielman

    I hate to disagree with you but I’m afraid that Bodden is still probably a pretty good corner in this league. The terribly inept coaching staff and defensive schemes held him back. He’s not a Tampa 2 corner, thats for sure, but he can be effective in man coverage again. You’ll see him resurface as a top shelf corner this year.

    That being said, I still don’t keep him with that ridiculous bonus, even if he had 4 or 5 picks this year.

  • S.J. Emerling

    Who cares about Bodden …. cutting Furrey is another stupid move a group of clowns that “couldn’t see talent if it fell on them” …. Lions management. Furry gives 100% all the time and is one of the best in the NFL for catching the ball even if he gets blasted after he catches it (and he holds onto the ball).  He is a “TOTAL” team player with the ability to get open for the 5 to 10 yard 3rd down catches they need for 1st downs (remember those).  I am a big Lions fan no matter how bad it has been, however this decision makes me sick.

  • Bopper

    Bodden’s ONE INT and 3 FORCED FUMBLES is just about all the turnovers your lousey team came upwith last year. Not to mention his 70 + tackles that your linejackers couldn’t make. He’s lucky to be alive with running backs coming at him untouched at full speed!  How you must have suffered with that completely stupid coaching staff.  You just lost a very talented football player!