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Postby moochman » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:14 pm

I hear a lot of talk that the Lions are close to signing Hearst. They were to talk with Zereoue but renigged, supposedly becasue they were convinced that Hearst was a better option. What kind of does value he have? Is there any gas left in the tank?
I'm really not sure how I feel about this. If they do sign him I would think it would be a RBBC with him and Pinner. I feel pretty uneasy starting the year with a old RB comming off of yet another injury, and an unproven 2nd year player with his own injury history.
It rankles me that the Lions could've had a backfield with Portis or O. Smith but Millen opted for character guys instead of talent. I sure like Kalimba Edwards and Artoise Pinner better than those 2 slugs.
Sorry, anyway pretty bored between games and was looking for any insight into Hearst and what he can bring to the table.
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Postby Canacuna » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:26 pm

I've been proven wrong in the past for doubting Hearst due to his injuries and age - but that was when he was on a good team. ;-)

From a fantasy perspective, I wouldn't want Hearst as anything more than a #4 RB, although he may be a suitable #3 in certain circumstances. Not only would he likely have to deal with a RBBC (assuming he goes to the Lions), but the Lions likely won't have many opportunities to run the ball as they will probably be behind by the time the second half rolls around in most games.

As to how he will actually affect the Lions, I think it is a good move for them. I would rather see them sign Hearst than bring James Stewart back - he's better. He should also come relatively cheap, will be a good influence for Artose Pinner and can help bring him along slowly - he's also proven that he can fit in with Mooch's system. However, I would rather see the Lions (or Patriots, Cowboys, etc.) go after Dominic Rhodes. He's young, has talent, and shouldn't cost much, either. ...But what do I know?
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Postby NittanyLions » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:31 pm

I think hearst will be the RBBC, but main guy, but will share some carries with he developing pinner. He's got the potential to suit the RB position until pinner is ready. I think this will be a passing offense, and i wouldnt rank hearst high at all fantasy-wise. He is the obvious choice over the piece of crap Zeroue though... :-[
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Postby Canacuna » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:34 pm

NittanyLions wrote:He is the obvious choice over the piece of crap Zeroue though... :-[


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Postby nebbie2004 » Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:06 pm

Zippo, nadda, nuttin, nothing!! He useless, but on the serious idea, i argree he ill be an RBBC.
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Postby aussieboy » Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:26 pm

Garrisons value eh? Lets play a little game....join ur index finger with ur thumb...now slightly bend both fingers.....AND THATS HEARST'S VALUE.......ZERO!!!!!!!!
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Postby moochman » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:55 am

Canacuna wrote: but the Lions likely won't have many opportunities to run the ball as they will probably be behind by the time the second half rolls around in most games.


The Lions D was amongst the top ten the second half of the season last year and the addition of Jauron should help to make them even better. So even though they may be behind a lot, I don't know that they will be so far behind that they will have to abandon the running game. The also added a all-pro O-lineman in Woody. I just hope that Hearst can defy the odds for a season or two and be a NFL caliber RB, something the Lions were lacking last year.
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Postby Flux » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:09 am

Not to mention there passing game will be 100 times better with Rogers back on the field and Streets opposite him, which can open up the running game
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Postby hayesb26 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:36 am

Yeah it will probably be RBBC, but if Hearst gets the job solo, he could post decent stats. Don't count on that happening though...
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Postby TheHeat24 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:05 pm

If it was a guarenteed one running back situation in detroit then hearst would have some value because 1) The right side of that line will have two monsterous road graders in mcdougle and woody if they decide to play him there 2) Their defense should be improved if they draft Sean Taylor and if Chris Cash comes back healthy 3) and like it was previously mentioned Streets and Rogers is a solid one two punch at wr and if Harrington can turn the corner they could be dangerous.

But as it stand I doubt he has much value because I havent seen anything out of Harrington to this point and it will most likely be a RBBC
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