Over at Mlive, today the Killer tells us the Lions are meeting with a pair of free agents, tackle L.J. Shelton and safety Dwight Smith. Smith would fill a need at right tackle, but Smith (Who, by the way, is a former Buccaneer. Why don't we just call the Detroit Lions the North Tampa Bucs?) is a safety, where the Lions seem intent on adding someone every year.
First, Kenoy Kennedy was signed to a big free agent contract in 2005. In 2006, Daniel Bullocks was drafted in the 2nd round. Last year, Gerald Alexander was drafted...In the 2nd round. Now they want to sign ANOTHER safety?
In the comments, tommy2ksi echoes my feelings, and got a laugh out of me, in regard to the Detroit Lions flavor of the month defense, the "Tampa Two."
Dwight Smith is perfect for the Tampa two........*rolls eyes*
No damn kidding. That's all we ever hear when the Lions are interested in a defender, "He fits the Tampa Two." "He's perfect for the Tampa Two." Tampa Two, Tampa Two, Tampa Two! Enough!
How about they draft or sign someone who is GOOD, no matter the scheme?
We all know exactly what's going to happen. Marinelli will get the ziggy after the 2008 season, and the Lions will be stuck with a roster full of defenders who won't fit the next head coach's flavor of the month defense.
It's the Lions' way.