Detroitnr1 started a thread discussing the Lions
potentially making a move before the trade deadline. Personally I only see two players that I would like to see Mayhew go after. Asante Samuel
and Peyton Hillis
( or is it pAyton Hillis?) I know Samuel is not the player he was 3 years ago but the guy has still game. Although the back 7 have really impressed me this year they absolutely still have room for improvement. Fact is the front 4 have taken the play of the back 7 to another level. Samuel would most certainly give the secondary something they don't have right now, a pro bowl type corner. To me it would be the perfect first step at making this secondary become a great one two defensive punch for the Lions. It's scary to think about how good this defense would be with pro bowl talent at those positions.
Hillis brings back some of what the Lions lost when Leshoure went down in terms of a power run game. No matter how much I want him to be Best is not an every down back. It's ok though. There is no longer a need for an every down back anymore in this league. That said the ability to run the ball in those short yardage situations can win you a game or two out of 16. When its 27-24 lions with the ball and 2 minutes left against a team like the Green Bay Packers
or the New Orlean Saints
I want a guy like Hillis back there. Hillis is just an all around good football player. Not to mention a guy that you want in your locker room. I feel like he fits the bill with what is going on in Detroit right now.
If you said yes to wanting one of these players on this team what would you be willing to give up. Personally, as much as I love Sammie Lee I would probably make a deal with him and a mid to late round draft pick for one of these guys. With the addition of Nick Fairley
back in the lineup we are just so stacked on that line, I doubt we would ever notice the slightest bit of drop off in our dline play. Or maybe Stanton and a draft pick or something along those lines. What do you guys think?
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