Friday, August 20, 2010

A couple curious things about the Lions' trade for Lawrence Jackson...

A couple curious things about the Lions' acquisition of defensive end Lawrence Jackson:
How do you get a first-round selection from just two years ago for only a sixth round pick if he can play? I've heard the theory it was the scheme in Seattle - a 3-4 and the Lions play a 4-3.
But Pete Carroll, the Seahawks' first-year head coach, was Jackson's college coach - and Jackson was a terrific player in college. At 267 pounds, he is not a so-called 'tweener in a 4-3? Makes no sense.
Also, what is it with the Lions and the Seahawks?
Nate Burleson, Maurice Morris, Julian Peterson, Rob Sims, Will Heller, Jackson - seems like they get an inordinate number of the Seahawks' castoffs.

My latest Oakland Press online commentary: I choose Bobby Thompson's HR over Roger Clemens' downfall, don't you?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lions and Seahawks are similiar to the transactions between the Tigers and Houston Astros a few years ago.


11:03 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Or Randy Smith the Padres, too.

1:43 PM 

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