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    Re: Why Lions blew it taking Calvin Johnson

    The underlying message is irrefutable. Wide receivers aren’t building blocks for success. They’re merely supportive components.......The Vikings settled on Bernard Berrien in the free-agent market and he’ll match Johnson’s numbers at a greatly discounted price because Peterson will attract the defensive attention.
    In a way they are right, but they are also wrong. I think its not real safe to build a team on a WR, they usually don't have that good of an attitude and can be team cancer. But also, you need to take what you consider the best playmaker. A great playmaker at any position can change a team. Look at how AD changed us and we really didn't need to take a RB.

    I would hardly call it a blown pick yet, but if they had actually taken AD or Thomas, then they would be more of a complete team right now. But the draft is always that way. You really never know what your going to get.

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    Re: Why Lions blew it taking Calvin Johnson

    "davike" wrote:
    The underlying message is irrefutable. Wide receivers aren’t building blocks for success. They’re merely supportive components.......The Vikings settled on Bernard Berrien in the free-agent market and he’ll match Johnson’s numbers at a greatly discounted price because Peterson will attract the defensive attention.
    In a way they are right, but they are also wrong. I think its not real safe to build a team on a WR, they usually don't have that good of an attitude and can be team cancer. But also, you need to take what you consider the best playmaker. A great playmaker at any position can change a team. Look at how AD changed us and we really didn't need to take a RB.

    I would hardly call it a blown pick yet, but if they had actually taken AD or Thomas, then they would be more of a complete team right now. But the draft is always that way. You really never know what your going to get.
    True, but you know the Lions are gonna get a WR in the 1st.

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    Re: Why Lions blew it taking Calvin Johnson

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "davike" wrote:
    The underlying message is irrefutable. Wide receivers aren’t building blocks for success. They’re merely supportive components.......The Vikings settled on Bernard Berrien in the free-agent market and he’ll match Johnson’s numbers at a greatly discounted price because Peterson will attract the defensive attention.
    In a way they are right, but they are also wrong. I think its not real safe to build a team on a WR, they usually don't have that good of an attitude and can be team cancer. But also, you need to take what you consider the best playmaker. A great playmaker at any position can change a team. Look at how AD changed us and we really didn't need to take a RB.

    I would hardly call it a blown pick yet, but if they had actually taken AD or Thomas, then they would be more of a complete team right now. But the draft is always that way. You really never know what your going to get.
    True, but you know the Lions are gonna get a WR in the 1st.
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    Re: Why Lions blew it taking Calvin Johnson

    A great WR is more rare than a great Rb.
    The lions could have sign JJ this ofseason and had a great Offense.

    If the lions drafted Ad who would they had signed at WR this year?
    AD was a once in a life time prospect but les not pass judgement just yet. Remember if AD and CJ was on the board, we would have taken Cj as well.

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