During the offseason, it's pretty common for players to make bold predictions or statements about their team. Running back Reggie Bush, for example, recently said that the Detroit Lions can contend for a Super Bowl, and defensive tackle Nick Fairley had some thoughts of his own on the Lions and the Super Bowl earlier in the offseason.
It's not often you hear players make these type of comments about other teams, but St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan did just that over the weekend at the Nate Burleson-Stephen Tulloch charity softball game. If the Rams aren't able to make the Super Bowl, he thinks the Lions will represent the NFC. From the Free Press:
"If we don’t win it, I’ll take the Lions winning it next," he said.
Finnegan, who used to play for Jim Schwartz and was teammates with Tulloch in Tennessee, had good things to say about Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford as well. He said they don't call you Megatron "for any other reason other than you're a bad man" on the football field, and he thinks Stafford is "amazing."
Given that he is so high on the Lions, it's no surprise that Finnegan gave some thought to joining them last year when he became a free agent. He admitted that he had discussions with the Lions, but given their lack of cap space, there wasn't room to sign him. Instead, he joined the Rams on a five-year deal worth $50 million.