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01 Dec 2009
Lions' first-round pick Brandon Pettigrew has a torn ACL and will be placed on IR, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.
Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 01 Dec 2009
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02 Dec 2009, 6:25pm by
Kevin Smith better be careful. Apparently he's next. I have no idea who would be stalking the Lions' best players, but whoever it is is a cruel, cruel person.
Obviously he could skip the defense entirely.
I get this image of Silent Bob keeping a fearful watch around the training facility...
I KNEW they should have picked a WR in the first round! What were they thinking!?!?
I was thinking the other day about how the lack of depth on bad teams leads to a vicious cycle - they don't have competent backups to rotate, so the starters play more than they would on other teams, which leads to greater exposure to injury, which leads to continued bad-ness and lack of depth.
Of course, the Lions had at least reasonable backups at TE, so this is kind of apropos of nothing.
Pettigrew good up and cominger at tighe end poisiton. Come back next season Lions win 4 games book it dano
Which is why it isn't a bad idea for a team in a total rebuilding phase to jettison ALL of their good players for draft picks (save the QB). Even a 6th or 7th round pick can be used to establish depth, and they're easy to acquire. Draft picks are king for rebuilding.
Perhaps this has something to do with Detroit being such a terrible team that they struggle to attract top level trainers/strength and conditioning coaches? With second tier talent in the support of the players, they might be more likely to get injured/not be in the best physical condition.
The Vikings need offensive line help, while the Bears, Lions, and Packers have significant defensive concerns.
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