Dennis Waszak Jr. @DWAZ73
Tannenbaum says fans should anticipate Labor Day weekend to be "a mini-draft for us." So, #Jets roster far from finalized.
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This is crazy. Trader Mike is in job preservation mode!
After reading some of the Lion's fans posts I'm starting to think twice about hoping the Lions do well. Man are they clueless...even worse than us!
I went to BC and watched almost every game and fletcher just never stood out to me. I also believe we were looking at him as a converted safety.
Its so hard to decipher trades in the nfl, and while we are in a desperate situation at RT, wilson is a LOT to give up.
Is that the same Reiff who was available when we drafted Coples?
And learn how to read.
Depends on who we get in return, doesn't it? Think multi-player deal.
BTW, where has this "best playmaker" no-show of yours been since the Miami game?
Watch, every time the PITA disagrees with something he'll play one of his mood/injury cards.
Gosder Cherilus is a dying breed, and by that I mean he is a product of the Matt Millen era.
Few players remain from that piece of Detroit Lions history, and since he was picked 17th overall by Detroit in the 2008 NFL Draft, Cherilus has failed to make his mark in the Motor City.
He has started 55 games at right tackle and yet he is considered one of the weakest pieces along the Lions offensive line (Stephen Peterman being the absolute worst).
So how many more seasons can Cherilus continue to occupy space before Lions management decides to pull the plug on him?
The clock appears to be ticking.
A couple factors signal that 2012 is Cherilus' final chance to prove himself in Honolulu Blue. The first is the fact that the Boston College product is entering the final year of his contract.
Cherilus is by no means expensive at a $2.31 million base salary this season, but if he struggles in the 2012 campaign, there would appear to be little reason to initiate talk of re-signing a mediocre tackle with known knee problems.
The second and perhaps more imminent factor could be the looming NFL Draft in which the Lions are expected to address offensive tackle at some point in the process, according to the Detroit Free Press.
With Jeff Backus re-signed, if Detroit drafts a tackle in the first couple rounds, they will likely be competing with Cherilus to start on the right side in 2012.
Clearly a guy with four years of NFL experience will get the nod in training camp, but can Cherilus and his knee problems sustain the edge at the position?
That question remains to be answered.
What we do know is that Gosder Cherilus' spot at right tackle is not set in stone on Detroit's depth chart.
If anything, it is lightly scratched in with a pencil.
Some insight into what Lions management thinks of Cherilus will be given on draft day, but the rest is up to his play this season.
See my post above..Cherilus is in the final yr of his contract, reportedly has knee problems..IMO he isn't worth KWilson..He's a day 3 draft pick quality
BTW--I was high on Steed coming into TC...Just haven't heard / seen much of him..
So given the time of year, I would still be happy if we gave up a 3rd rounder for Cherilus. That is assuming he can actually bail out the OL?
Cherilus is no all pro, and the players that will replace him should have very little drop off in production. Getting a 4th round pick is a good move by their GM if they do it.
Similarly to Jeff Otah, Ryan Harris is another former starter at RT who's career has been derailed by injuries. He's currently listed as a backup in Denver. Maybe they give him a looksie if he's cut:
"Another wild card is Ryan Harris. He started frequently during his first stint with the Broncos (2007-10), but was derailed by injuries in the past year, beginning with back problems that forced him to get an injury settlement with the Eagles, who signed him last summer. An ankle problem has hindered Harris this summer, putting him fourth behind Clady, Franklin and Clark among the team's tackles."
Just for some minimal perspective on trades....
Barret Rudd, an average career player, was just dealt to fill a need and was had for a "conditional draft pick."
Demeco Ryans, a former all pro, was traded in the offseason (so not as an emergency stop gap) for a 4th round pick.
We need to fix RT, but at this point, a 4th round pick for Cherilus is more then enough to offer detroit and I would be shocked if they didnt jump at that.
If there is a starting-caliber RT that they'd be willing to deal, asking for anything more than a mid-rounder in return is crazy. As bad as we need one, they aren't the highest in trade value. In fact, the only reason someone could argue higher is because we need one so bad.
Last edited by ChrisChrusher#40; 08-22-2012 at 02:24 PM.
Cherilus is a turd. No way I'd want him on the Jets.
I'd rather start Howard and stick a TE next to him every play.