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Antonio Brown has requested a trade, should the Detroit Lions make an offer?

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On New Year’s Day, a report from Jason La Canfora surfaced saying that Antonio Brown has requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The report notes that though Brown is not demanding a trade, he has issues with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and he would rather play elsewhere moving forward.

Of course, as soon as this report came out, a number of Detroit Lions‘ fans expressed that their team should try to trade for Brown.

So, should the Lions consider making the Steelers an offer for their star wide receiver?

The answer is pretty simple, in my opinion…

NO!

There is no doubt about it, the Lions could use another wide receiver now that Golden Tate is with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the price tag would be WAY too high for to pay for one of the least important positions on a football field.

Instead, I would prefer the Lions go out and sign a free agent wide receiver such as Adam Humphries rather than making what would be a moronic trade.

In addition, the Steelers trading Brown would be similar to the Lions trading Matthew Stafford, it just would not make much sense because of the cap hit each team would take.

If the Steelers were to trade Brown, to any team, they would reportedly take a $21 million dead money hit to their salary cap.

So, if you see people out there saying the Lions should trade for Antonio Brown, just ignore them, he is not going anywhere.

UPDATE…

According to Ian Rapoport, Brown has not made an official trade request to the Steelers.

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If the Detroit Lions make this BOLD combo of moves, they will win the NFC North in 2019

The 2018 version of the Detroit Lions sucked horribly. The head coach sucked. The offense sucked. The defense sucked. Heck, even the special teams sucked at times.

So, with that established, what can be done during the offseason to turn things around on time for the kickoff of the 2019 season?

Though I have a few ideas up my sleeve that would help the team to improve greatly, the biggest idea is one that will likely blow your mind. Mostly because I am not sure if it has ever been done before.

In my opinion, there is one BOLD move the Lions can make this offseason that will, in turn, put the wheels in motion for a 2019 NFC North Title run.

Now, I get it. You are probably already shaking your head and calling me a moron for thinking the Lions have any chance in 2019.

But they do.

IF and ONLY IF they make this BOLD move. (Technically it is a trio of moves but stick with me)

To read the rest of the post, please click on the link below.

If the Detroit Lions make this BOLD combo of moves, they will win the NFC North in 2019

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Detroit Lions ‘All-Local’ 2019 NFL Mock Draft

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This coming Thursday, the 2019 NFL Draft will officially begin.

Over the past few months, if you are anything like me, you have read literally hundreds upon hundreds of Detroit Lions’ mock drafts.

So, I figured it would be fun to think outside the box (but inside the state) to come up with what an ‘All-local’ Lions draft could look like.

Check it out.

Round 1 – Devin Bush Jr. (LB) Michigan or Rashan Gary (DL) Michigan

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Round 2 – Justin Layne (CB) Michigan State or David Long (CB) Michigan

Round 3 – Sean Bunting (CB) Central Michigan or Chase Winovich (DL) Michigan

Round 4 – Maxx Crosby (Edge) Eastern Michigan

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Round 5 – Khari Willis (S) Michigan State

Round 6 – Xavier Crawford (CB) Central Michigan

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Round 6 – Karan Higdon (RB) Michigan

Round 7 – Zach Gentry (TE) Michigan

Round 7 – LJ Scott (RB) Michigan State

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Now, I know there is a .0000001% chance of this actually happening, but those players should be available when the Lions are on the clock in each round.

If you want to read my ‘Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL mock draft’ please click on the link below. It also includes a local player.

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

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JUST IN: Detroit Lions drop 2019 schedule hype video

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The 2019 NFL Draft is less than a week away and on Friday the team dropped a 2019 schedule hype video.

Check it out!

Nation, what will the Lions record be in 2019?

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REPORT: Detroit Lions meet with standout cornerback

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The NFL Draft will be here before we know it and the Detroit Lions are putting their final touches on their preparations.

According to a report from Matt Miller, the Lions have met with former Central Michigan standout CB, Sean Bunting.

Bunting, who is expected to be drafted on Day 2, had 104 tackles and nine interceptions in 35 career games with the Chippewas.

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Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

It has been a marathon but we are almost to the promised land which is the 2019 NFL Draft!

After hours and hours of research, all of the so-called “experts” will soon be unveiling their final mock draft of the season and none of them will end up being correct.

I, on the other hand, do not claim to be an expert. Instead, I am just a huge fan of the Detroit Lions who happens to believe to know what the Lions’ biggest needs are and which available prospects can fill those needs.

That being said, here is my final crack at what I believe the “perfect” Detroit Lions’ draft would look like.

*Remember, this is NOT what I think Lions’ GM Bob Quinn WILL do in the upcoming draft, it is what I think he SHOULD do.

Round 1, Pick 8

Ed Oliver (DL) Houston

I absolutely LOVE Ed Oliver if he is available when the Detroit Lions are on the clock with the No. 8 pick in the first round of the draft. Whether or not he will be available is the big question.

Oliver is an absolute beast and he could come in and make an immediate impact for a Lions defense that should be greatly improved in 2019.

From Dane Brugler (The Athletic):

STRENGTHS: Fluid body control to wriggle off blocks…excellent foot quickness and change of direction skills…shot out of a cannon with his first step…forces holding penalties due to his gap quickness…creates knockback with his speed-to-power skills…ball awareness to track through blocks…uses natural leverage to stay underneath the pads of blockers…better than expected play strength as a run defender…highly aggressive motor and effort never wanes, chasing down plays near the sidelines…dominated from the moment he stepped onto campus and leaves as a three-time All-American, collecting 54.0 tackles for loss over 33 career starts.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks desired frame and length…needs to continue and develop his body and stay in the 280-285 pound range (weighed 274 for most of his final season at Houston)…relied more on motor than brute power to overwhelm blockers in college…not a bull rusher…undeveloped approach with his hands…below- average counter measures once locked up…faced inferior competition in the AAC…several immature moments in college, including an on-field altercation with head coach Major Applewhite regarding a coat issue on the sideline — Oliver has a “young attitude” and has “growing up to do,” according to an NFL scout…missed five games as a junior with a right knee bruise (November 2018) and was limited at the combine with a strained hamstring (February 2019).

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Houston, Oliver was one of college football’s most disruptive players over the last three years, spending most of his time at nose tackle for the Cougars. With his football flexibility and natural biomechanics, he has rare athletic ability for the position with the backfield vision to recognize play designs and disrupt from different angles. Oliver still requires time to develop his body, mind and technique at the next level. He will struggle with long-armed blockers who get to his frame and control his chest, but his energy and motor are both elite. Overall, Oliver won’t be a natural fit for every NFL scheme, but he is an ideal one-gap penetrator due to his athleticism, instincts and relentless nature, projecting best when he is lined up closest to the football.

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