Let me ask you a question Sivlermane, what did you think of Claborne when he was with you guys, he came over to us, he was a beast for 6 weeks then disappered. I have talked to a couple lions fans that said he was a beast, i sure hope he can get back to that, after all he is still very young at 26. If he gets healthy i think he can get in a goove.
chris claiborne was one of my favorite players when he was with the lions. the guy really was a beast, and a tackling machine. great pursuit, stops the run, gets good pressure on the qb. i was so pissed at millen for letting him go although claiborne said he wanted to go and i can't really blame him. but i was really mad when i found out he went to the vikings. his only problem was his weight but he was working on that his last year with us.
i haven't really seen your linebackers play but if i were your dc i would consider moving claiborne to the middle once he is healthy. i was glad when the lions moved him to the middle in 02. he had been playing weak side and doing a great job but he played middle in college and feels more comfortable there. he is smart enough to play there and is one of the better linebackers at defending the pass.