Sunday, November 1, 2015

Detroit Lions mid season scouting report

In general, if you are 1-7 and the worst team in the NFL, wholesale changes need to be made.

Owner: Martha Firestone Ford

The Ford family thanks you.

Martin Mayhew GM

Mayhew is 41-65 as full time GM for the Lions
Took over as interim GM during the 0-16 2008 season. Twice the Lions made the play-offs during his tenure. His mismanagement has led the Lions back to the brink of the # 1 pick once again.

Best Move- Resigning DeAndre Levy instead of Justin Durant.

Worst Move- Drafting Eric Ebron over Aaron Donald in  the 2014 draft.

Biggest Weakness- Not being able to find players on the offensive line. Despite using two 1st round picks and 2 third round picks, he has put together the worst offensive line in Lions history.

Verdict: Fire him. Clean house. New scouting staff. Keep pro personal guy Sheldon White.

Jim Caldwell Head Coach 2nd year 12-13 record

Terrible game manager. Players coach. Super Bowl pedigree.

Verdict: Fire Him Bring in an all new staff


Very Little here. Biggest needs QB, OT, TE and WR. Trade Calvin. Find some offensive tackles and a center.

Building blocks: Contract after this year
WR Golden Tate 3 years
FB Michael Burton 3 years

Role Players
OG Laken Tomlinson 3 years
OG Larry Warford 1 year
RB Theo Riddick 1 year

Need to go:
OT LaAdrian Waddle RFA
OT Cornelius Lucas 1 year
OC Travis Swanson 2 years
OT Riley Reiff 1 year
TE Brandon Pettigrew 2 years
TE Eric Ebron 2 years
WR Corey Fuller 1 year
RB Joquie Bell 1 year
QB Matthew Stafford 2 years

Wr Calvin Johnson 4 years

Need more information:
RB Ameer Abdullah 3 years
WR TJ Jones 2 years


D line has lost Avril, Willie Young, Suh, Fairley, Mosley and George Johnson. Need three starters on D-Line, LB, CB and SS. Tulloch, Jones, Ngata, Mathis, Tapp and Ihedigbo are all finished.Quin has some good years left. Ansah is must re-sign. Slay is a good # 2 CB. Reid and Taylor are 4th guys in the rotation. Bynes can be a nickel backer.

Biggest mystery:

 Kyle Van Noy. Has shown terrible instincts and tackling ability. In college, he was all over the place and a turnover creator. In the NFL he is awful.

Building Blocks:
S Glover Quin 2 years
DE Ziggy Ansah 1 year
LB DeAndre Levy 4 years
CB Darius Slay 1 year

Role Players:
DT Caraun Reid 2 years
DE Devin Taylor 1 year
LB Josh Bynes 1 year

Need to Go:
DT Haloti Ngata FA
DT Jermelle Cudjo FA
DT Andre Fluellen Fa
DT Tyrunn Walker FA
DE Jason Jones FA
DE Darryl Tapp FA
LB Stephen Tulloch 1 year
LB Tahir Whitehead Fa
LB Kyle Van Noy 2 years
LB Travis Lewis FA
CB Rashaen Mathis 1 year
S James Ihedigbo Fa
S Isa Abdul Quddus Fa
CB Josh Wilson Fa

Need more information:
DT Gabe Wright 3 years
CB Nevin Lawson 2 years
CB Quandre Diggs 3 years
DE Brandon Copeland ERFA

Special Teams:

K Matt Prater 2 years
LS Don Muhlbach Fa
S Don Carey 1 year

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