We were close apparently. But that only counts in Horse Shoes and Hand Grenades, right?
Let’s cut to the chase here: He’s not happy to be in Denver and the Denver Coaching staff doesn’t seem enamored with him enough to do anything to keep him happy.
The dream scenario? Offer the first overall pick for Cutler and Denver’s no. 12 pick.
That would be absolutely ideal. That would be a dream trade. We’ve got a qb that can start, we’ll have a nice pick that will leave us with plenty of good choices for defensive or offensive players and we still have that no. 20 pick.
I can dream, right?
Good News & Bad News
Bad news first. The search for our ex-DE Cory Smith has been called off. Time has rendered only one survivor from this tragedy.
If anyone knew him and reads this blog, our thoughts go out to his family and friends. It’s a terrible way to lose someone you love.
Now for the good news. The Lions signed big ‘ol boy tackle, Grady Jackson.
Mayhew is having a good week, getting a decent corner for Kitna, who would have been cut anyway and now signing a good role playing, run situation tackle. It’s not flashy, but its what we need right now. Much like Big baby, this guy can step in when we need him and forcefully plug up holes to stop the run. And he’s HUUuuuuuuge, clocking in at the 350+ category. He won’t be grossly overpaid like Shaun Rogers and if he can play his role effectively, this is simply a great addition to the team. Still, it will all be about the draft.
I’m going to demand some participation for the next blog I do, it’s mid-term report card time and I’m going to give Mayhew a pre draft grade. We’ll break down the deals and some of the signings and talk about the Lions chances for breaking .500 and possibly having a playoff berth (in any other division I would say they don’t have a chance, but who is going to run away with the NFC North? It’s a pretty shabby division.). I want everyone to chime in with their Letter Grade and maybe we’ll get an average of some sort.