Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Lions! Please Take Advantage of McDaniels Ignorance!

Detroit, you have been given a rare opportunity here. There is a proven quarterback on the market - who throws well on the move. Could there be a better fit for your leaky offensive line? A pro-bowler off two back to back ~4,000 yard seasons? Lions, if you don't pick up Jay Cutler you will be moving from "on-notice" to officially "dead to me". Come on Mr. Ford! If you managed to avoid the bankruptcy problems of GM and Chrysler, you obviously have the ability to finally give the Detroit faithful it's first franchise quarterback since Bobby Layne. For those of you unfamiliar with the Lions, Bobby Layne (League champion 1952, 1953, AND 1957) was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958. Bobby Layne was so infuriated he stated the Lions "would not win for 50 years!" Fifty years later the Lions went 0-16, and oddly enough the Steelers won the Superbowl in 2008, their sixth since the trade (from 1933-1958 the Steelers had ONE play-off appearence which they lost, 21-0). Come on Detroit! The curse is finished, and your answer is clear. However, another odd factoid - Matt Stafford attended the same High School as Bobby Layne. To be safe, I'd get BOTH.


Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

No franchise quarterback in 50 years?

You are clearly overlooking Scott Mitchell, Jon Kitna, and that other guy.

Jess said...

Your love of Kitna is creepy and wrong.

Muumuuman said...

Scott Mitchell? Franchise QB who lost his job to rookie Charlie Batch? True, he did take the Lions to the play-offs in 1995 and 1997 as a wild card. 1995 Mitchell threw 6 Ints against the Eagles and lost 58-37. In 1997 he went 10 for 25 for a massive, wait for it... 78 yards against Tampa Bay. So there you have it, the Lions best QB (who had Barry Sanders and Herman Moore which kind of helps) of the past 50 years.

BBM2Q's love of Kitna seems appropriate to me. Creepy and wrong is right up his alley.