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Thread: Thomas Jones to the Lions (SPECULATION)

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    [SIZE="7"][B]@$$HOLE!!![/B][/SIZE]

    WTF! I was sure he'd still end up with us, and he still might.

    Wow.....Am I actually hoping the Jets sign TJ???

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    Scared the **** out of me!

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    LOL.....That was not a good false alarm

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    Even if he goes there are a lot of vet backs available that I feel could equal the production TJ gets next season. Wherever he goes he won't have this line in front of him. He falls off a cliff in 2010 IMO.

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    [QUOTE=sosiwa_23;3516128]sorry guys...actually took the time to read the article and its just speculation...false alarm.[/QUOTE]

    Thread Title Corrected.:)

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    [QUOTE=David Harris;3516202]Even if he goes there are a lot of vet backs available that I feel could equal the production TJ gets next season. Wherever he goes he won't have this line in front of him. He falls off a cliff in 2010 IMO.[/QUOTE]

    spot on...he should stay, our line trumps the lions'

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    Not so fast, guys.
    The internet is great but did anybody read the paper yesterday? Articles indicating Leon thinks it's less than 50-50 he comes back to the Jets.
    Contract posturing maybe or maybe he's unhappy with last years contract thing and is ready to depart.

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    [QUOTE=WeskerLogan;3516288]spot on...he should stay, our line trumps the lions'[/QUOTE]

    Spot on but at his age Money will win out over Stats even playing time.

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    [QUOTE=Bocajetfan68;3516295]Spot on but at his age Money will win out over Stats even playing time.[/QUOTE]

    but don't nfl teams realize this? Ya he had monster years on the jets but look @ the talent...last season he had favre as his QB and a monster line and this year the line only got better...it's not a single-player sport. The Lions should realize this, no?

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    [QUOTE=palmetto defender;3516292]Not so fast, guys.
    The internet is great but did anybody read the paper yesterday? Articles indicating Leon thinks it's less than 50-50 he comes back to the Jets.
    Contract posturing maybe or maybe he's unhappy with last years contract thing and is ready to depart.[/QUOTE]

    Will still need to get an offer and he is tendered for a #2 granted Jets might take less but in my opinion less would be a #3 and that may still be a lot for most teams looking at him.

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    [QUOTE=WeskerLogan;3516303]but don't nfl teams realize this? Ya he had monster years on the jets but look @ the talent...last season he had favre as his QB and a monster line and this year the line only got better...it's not a single-player sport. The Lions should realize this, no?[/QUOTE]

    100% but with the lack of depth at RB remember K Smith is comeing off major knee injury they will be looking for a 1 or 2 year fix. Jones could get a 3 year deal and be gone in 1.

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    If jones accepts our budgetted deal fine. Otherwise see ya. His running will not be hard to replace. His team attitude, durability and ball security might be though.

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    [QUOTE=Beerfish;3516319]If jones accepts our budgetted deal fine. Otherwise see ya. [B]His running will not be hard to replace[/B]. His team attitude, durability and ball security might be though.[/QUOTE]

    We can get anyone to run into the backs of the OL.

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    [QUOTE=Bocajetfan68;3516308]100% but with the lack of depth at RB remember K Smith is comeing off major knee injury they will be looking for a 1 or 2 year fix. Jones could get a 3 year deal and be gone in 1.[/QUOTE]

    hm nice point.

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    [QUOTE=Bocajetfan68;3516295][b]Spot on but at his age[/b] Money will win out over Stats even playing time.[/QUOTE]

    [SIZE="3"]JOHN RIGGINS:[/SIZE]

    [QUOTE]Washington Redskins (1981–1985)

    Upon Riggins' return in to the NFL in 1981, ([b]AGE 32[/b]) he managed just 714 rushing yards but scored 13 touchdowns.

    During the strike-shortened 1982 season, Riggins ([b]AGE 33[/b]) gained 553 yards. He was much more successful during the playoffs, during which he gained 444 yards in victories over the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings (where he had a franchise playoff record 185 yards), and Dallas Cowboys, and helped the Redskins reach Super Bowl XVII. Riggins rushed for a then-Super Bowl record 166 yards on 38 carries and the Redskins then beat the Miami Dolphins 27–17. He was then named Super Bowl MVP.

    A play that was designed for gaining short yardage called "70 chip" turned out to be the key play of the game. With 10 minutes remaining, Riggins took a handoff on 4th-and-inches, broke an attempted tackle by Dolphin cornerback Don McNeal and ran for a 43 yard touchdown. The Super Bowl win was the Redskins' first championship victory since 1942. Riggins' total of 610 yards amounted to 43 percent of Washington's offense in the four playoff games. His four consecutive playoff games with over 100 yards was an NFL postseason record. On December 6, 2007, Riggins' run was voted by fans as the Redskins' Greatest Moment.

    The 610 rushing yards and 625 yards from scrimmage he gained in the 1982 playoffs are both single NFL postseason records.

    In 1983, Riggins ([b]AGE 34[/b]) rushed for 1,347 yards, scored a then-NFL record 24 touchdowns, won the Bert Bell Award, and was named All-Pro for the first time in his career. Riggins went on to have another outstanding postseason, rushing for 242 yards and two touchdowns in their two playoff games, extending his NFL record of postseason games with at least 100 rushing yards to six. He then rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' 38-9 Super Bowl XVIII loss against the Los Angeles Raiders.

    Two other career milestones happened in 1983 for Riggins. On November 20, 1983, he set an NFL record by scoring in his 12th consecutive game during a 42–20 win over the Los Angeles Rams. His record would end at 13 consecutive games the following week. Then on December 17, 1983, Mark Moseley set an NFL kicking record by scoring 161 points in a season, which also made him the league leader in scoring that season. Riggins, who scored 144 points, was second on the season scoring list. This was the first time since 1951 that the top two scorers in a season played on the same team.

    Riggins gained 1,239 in 1984 ([b]AGE 35[/b]) and tied for the league lead in rushing TDs, despite a bad back. In 1985, he rushed for more than 100 yards in three of the first four games before being replaced by George Rogers. He retired after that season.

    Riggins played 175 games in 14 seasons, had 13,442 total yards (11,352 rushing and 2,090 receiving) and 116 total touchdowns (104 rushing and 12 receiving). Riggins rushed over 1,000 yards five times in his career and over 100 yards in 35 games, including a then-record six in post-season. He rushed 251 times for 996 yards and 12 touchdowns in nine post-season contests. He was the second player ever to rush for over 100 touchdowns in NFL history, and the first to do it since Jim Brown reached the milestone in 1965.[/QUOTE]

    Not bad for a white guy.

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    [QUOTE=Bocajetfan68;3516304]Will still need to get an offer and he is tendered for a #2 granted Jets might take less but in my opinion less would be a #3 and that may still be a lot for most teams looking at him.[/QUOTE]


    Leon's worth a two if he's healthy. He brings something to the table.
    Who in the draft is better? Spiller, Matthews, Best? Only Spiller has Leon's all around (at a much higher level).
    If Leon and TJ are BOTH lost, it's a problem - period. And they are both unhappy.

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    [QUOTE=colorcrasher;3516337][SIZE="3"]JOHN RIGGINS:[/SIZE]



    Not bad for a white guy.[/QUOTE]

    Not bad at all but and it is a very big BUT will Jones be able to land on a team that has as good an O-Line as Washington had or the Jets have. Me think not.

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    Lions have actually been making some moves this offseason so don't put it past them to offer TJ a bigger deal than he is worth. I think he'd be a fool to go and play for Detroit but hey "you never know".

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    Chiefs interested in Thomas Jones?: 2009ís third-leading rusher is a man without a team

    Marques Douglas of interest to Titans, Buccaneers and Panthers: Veteran defensive lineman looking for new gig

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    [QUOTE=palmetto defender;3516343]Leon's worth a two if he's healthy. He brings something to the table.
    Who in the draft is better? Spiller, Matthews, Best? Only Spiller has Leon's all around (at a much higher level).
    If Leon and TJ are BOTH lost, it's a problem - period. And they are both unhappy.[/QUOTE]

    Agreed but HEALTHY is the big question. Love Leon but I would compair his injury to Theisman and just think his mental state could also come into question. Just my opinion. Most likely in Jets best intrest to find this out and not another teams at his price tag. Just talking risk reward here for other teams.

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