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  • ProFootball Talk- Curry, Lions Have Deal in Place

    I guess are they not only close to a deal with Stafford, but appearently they also have a deal done with Curry should he be the pick.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/...deal-in-place/

  • #2
    Yeah I saw that, too. Weird.
    *prays it's a smokescreen*

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      • #4
        I know this is like the third thread about what the Lions are gonna do...but I still think drafting curry is stupid.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by the decider13 View Post
          I know this is like the third thread about what the Lions are gonna do...
          Yeah, may be a bit much.

          Originally posted by the decider13 View Post
          but I still think drafting curry is stupid.
          You're not alone.

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          • #6
            IMO, this could be a genius move by the Lions. I could see Stafford falling to the 10 range if not the no. 1 overall pick. If so, I could then see the Lions packaging 20 and 33 to move up and get Stafford. Talk about a hell of a draft then. The only problem with that is that Stafford would still want no. 1 money, most likely.

            I just get the feeling that most teams like Sanchez better than Stafford. However, maybe that's because most teams figure Stafford would be the no. 1 pick in the first place, so they just focus their attention on Sanchez.

            This will be interesting. Hopefully they make the final decision tomorrow, as I'm not confident putting Stafford as my no. 1 pick in mocks yet.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Smokey Joe View Post
              I just get the feeling that most teams like Sanchez better than Stafford. However, maybe that's because most teams figure Stafford would be the no. 1 pick in the first place, so they just focus their attention on Sanchez.

              This will be interesting. Hopefully they make the final decision tomorrow, as I'm not confident putting Stafford as my no. 1 pick in mocks yet.
              I agree that the reason most teams seem so high on Sanchez is that none of them think that Stafford will be available. I can't imagine a team passing on Stafford for Sanchez given the chance. But I have a feeling that no matter where he gets drafted, he is gonna want Matt Ryan money.

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              • #8
                I see this as a (probably fake)bargaining chip to try and get Stafford to lower his price.
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                • #9
                  I don't think that this is really a bad idea by the Lions. You get a deal in place for your second choice to put pressure on your first choice to compromise on a deal. If Stafford is unwilling to take what the Lions are offering him, then he won't get to be the number one overall pick, and won't get paid significantly more than what Curry is going to get (even with the extra money QBs get, you they won't get paid ridiculous amounts of money more than the #1 overall pick.)

                  At the same time though, the Lions may well be bluffing and if Stafford calls their bluff, it may backfire on the Lions and they have to either pay Stafford more than they were willing to, or be stuck with Curry.

                  Still, it's an aggressive bargaining technique, and I don't really blame the Lions for using it. Whatever Stafford ends up getting paid by whoever drafts him, it's probably too much (though you can say this for virtually every top 10 pick.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by the decider13 View Post
                    I know this is like the third thread about what the Lions are gonna do...but I still think drafting curry is stupid.
                    Bingo.

                    I mean, as a Bears fan, I wouldn't mind seeing them pass on the potential franchise QB.

                    But c'mon, how stupid can the Lions really be?

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                    • #11
                      I think the Lions are doing a few things here:

                      1. Trying to get Stafford to agree to less money (obvious)

                      2. Trying to get someone to trade up for Curry, knowing he's agreed to a reasonable contract and the Lions are serious about possibly taking him

                      3. Setting up a genuine fall back position. Maybe they like Stafford but think that he really does have some drawbacks and if he won't agree to less, Curry is their guy.

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