Kensat30 wrote:Detroit only needs help if they have given up on Dizon already. And it looks like they may have considering he was drafted to be a cover 2 MLB, and now Detroit isn't even playing Cover 2 anymore. I like Foote and I think he is good enough to be a starter on a 3-4 team with below average ILBs. Kansas City maybe? I would love to have him in San Francisco, but I have a hard time seeing him beating out Takeo Spikes outright and he obviously doesn't want to be coming off the bench even if it means he can potentailly win Super Bowls.
I disagree with the notion that Detroit desperately needs linebacker help too. Thats' really the only position on the entire field where they have multiple reliable starters in Ernie Sims and Julian Peterson. If those guys go down, they are paper thin, but at the same time Foote wants to be a 3-down player and not in a rotation. I'm not so sure that Foote is that much of an upgrade compared to Dizon. The system would be new to both of them and although Foote is a veteran and would have the edge there, he doesn't have the pure athleticism to excel in anything.
Agreed, Kenstat, on paper the LB corps isn't that bad. Sadly, the games will be played on turf again this season, which means that a terrible DL will continue to let blockers and ball carriers run amok. Sims, for all his skills, rarely has the opportunity to make plays close to the line of scrimmage. A strong MLB would at least plug a hole until they build a D-line. This is why it baffles me that they drafted a TE, S, and OLB (to play MLB) rather than a OL, MLB, and DL.
Dizon, BTW, is a lightwieght speedster who over-runs more plays than he makes. He'll be remembered more for his draft day quote than his playing career. When they asked him about when the Lions picked him he replied that he was surprised to hear his phone ring...during his round of golf. He had no thought of ever being picked as highly as the Lions picked him. Very short shelf-life.