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My thoughts on the Front Office, after watching Stephen Tulloch

I never complain about our players and front office.  I feel like we're lucky to be in the playoffs pretty much every year and from there take our chances at the Super Bowl.  We don't know what it's like the last decade or so to be irrelevant and that's taken for granted. 

That being said... I'm sitting here watching #55 from the Lions fly all over the field, sideline to sideline, constantly around the ball. I also know that according to PFF Tulloch was the 2nd best MLB in the NFL the last 3 years.  He was a free agent this summer and signed with the Lions. We elected to sign players such as Ronnie "HB pass on the 1 yard line" Brown, Vince "stealing $5 mil and dropping Dream Team lines" Young, and Steve "give my old team 7 points by dropping a pass" Smith who were thought of as nothing more but role players.  Why couldn't Roseman give the money they gave those guys to another impact player like Tulloch who'd be on the field 95% of the snaps on defense?  We still had the cap room.

Our starting LBs are 6th, 6th, and 7th round picks.  They can't consistently get off blocks and they can't consistently cover.  But instead of sitting here and bashing the players, think about it... what do you really expect out of guys barely good enough out of college to be drafted and with a combined 4 years of NFL experience?  95% of the time you get nothing but special team production out of those rounds, and we're counting on them to bring us a Super Bowl?  How about Page, the guy everyone wants cut.  What the hell do you expect out of a guy picked off of the scrap heap, a former 7th round draft pick himself?

These guys aren't blue chip players.  They aren't going to win you games.  We can't expect miracles out of them when they just don't have the talent.  We need them to be just average, but unfortunately that's asking too much.  This is 100% on the front office, and it sucks. 

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