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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

So much for that

Okay, what's next? This week's Lions topic du jour was whether or not the team should pursue free agent quarterback Kurt Warner. (And that led into the next discussion point: Should Warner start over Harrington?) Unfortunately, we'll have to move onto something else. It's now a moot point.

Yesterday, after liking what he heard from the Arizona Cardinals' front office, Warner signed a three-year, $18 millon deal to stay with the team. His agent told the Arizona Republic that if Warner can play as well as he did last season and stays healthy through the duration of the contract, he'll likely fulfill incentives that could raise the deal's value to $22 or $23 million. The agreement will be officially announced at a press conference today.

So who's next on the Lions' QB shopping list? Is there anyone else Mike Martz has in mind? Who do Matt Millen and Rod Marinelli have an eye on? Matt Schaub? Billy Volek? Jay Cutler?

5 Comments:

  • At February 15, 2006 11:18 AM, Blogger Big Al said…

    Of the 3 QB's you mention, my vote goes to Volek. He has a longer and better track record than Schwab. but it depends if the titans pick either Leinart or Young. If they go another direction, Volek stays. No way, no how do I want the Lions even THINKING about a QB in the 1st round. I can't even fathom the bile I'll spew if Millen drafts Cutler with the #9 pick.

    With Warner out of the picture, I'm more than a little concerned with the Lions QB situation. Then again, that's nothing new!

     
  • At February 15, 2006 2:24 PM, Anonymous Evan said…

    YES! Volek and Harrington competing for the starting job with Martz as a tutor seems like about the most ideal situation a team like the Lions can hope for.

    Draft and sign some O-linemen who can START and then let the coaches try to make it work... I really think that Millen thinks -- and I find it hard to disagree too strongly -- that he's got the pieces and that he needs someone to make them work.

     
  • At February 15, 2006 5:11 PM, Blogger Ian C. said…

    Big Al, I'm a little worried too, though Martz seems to have the ability to turn anyone into a competent quarterback. (Jamie Martin? Ryan Fitzpatrick?) Of course, they need protection, which brings me to Evan's point.

    I'll be throwing popcorn at the TV on draft day if an offensive lineman isn't among the Lions' first two picks. Hell, both of those picks should be used on the OL.

     
  • At February 15, 2006 11:21 PM, Blogger Cutthroat Pirates said…

    Ian, If the Lions get Volek, you guys will be in great shape. This will also allow you guys to work on your OL. However, save some of them OL guys for my Bucs, because we may be worse then you guys at the OL.

     
  • At February 16, 2006 6:56 AM, Blogger Ian C. said…

    Another QB I didn't mention who could draw interest from the Lions: Kurt Warner's back-up last year, Josh McCown. I think he could be a good back-up, but would he really compete with Joey for the starting job?

    Cutthroat, it's not possible the Bucs' OL is worse than the Lions. Maybe after free-agent losses and what-not, but there's no way Cadillac Williams would've won Rookie of the Year running behind the likes of Rick DeMulling and Dominic Raiola.

     

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