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Dump Backus or Raiola for a rookie......REALLY?


Ok I know that most of us would really like an upgrade on the Oline. However, consider this for a moment. We have possibly the next great QB of the league behind center right now. So what some are considering is dumping Backus or Raiola or both for rookies at those positions (hopefully noone in Detroits front office). If we had Drew Stanton starting...maybe. But you dont take a chance with a future pro bowl, all pro or even possibly hall of fame type of QB with rookies in front of him without at least having someone to replace them with if they fail. Im all for drafting players at OT, OG and C. But the need to re-sign both Backus to at least a one year contract and possibly even restructure Raiola's contract for an additional year or two to get his cap number down this year is vital to keeping Staffords body intact for another season or two. Its very rare when a first round OT drafted at the no. 23 spot is good enough to start in front of a player as good as Stafford. Now if they find a good enough replacement in free agency to replace those two then im all for it as long as the continuity of the Oline is there by the time the first game starts next year. But under no circumstances would I want to take a chance with a rookie protecting our great quarterback.

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