“I definitely don’t want to be franchised,” Avril said today, during a visit to the Super Bowl. “I mean, I’ve been in Detroit for four years, and I wouldn’t mind being there for another couple more years or whatnot. The franchise tag kind of makes it a yearly thing, and you want security. You want to know you’re going to be there for a couple years so your family can get comfortable.”
He was tied for 333rd in the NFL tackles during the 2011 season with 36. He was tied for 90th in the NFL in sacks with four. Suh did not force a fumble nor recover a fumble, although he did block an important field goal attempt at Oakland.
However the stars of the sports/entertainment world align themselves — and Indianapolis is the epicenter of the galaxy this week for hosting Super Bowl XLVI — Detroit is casting an increasingly brighter glow.
In terms of star power, Detroit has emerged to take a position among the nation’s top sports cities.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.