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Buchanon goes bye-bye

Recently, there were rumors that the Lions might trade for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

They haven’t, and they reportedly won’t.

But they’ve cut one of their own one-time first-round cornerbacks, parting ways with Philip Buchanon, a league source tells us.

Buchanon signed with Detroit in 2009, after completing his contractual commitments in Tampa.  But he gushed about former Bucs position coach Raheem Morris, who’s now the head coach.  So a return isn’t completely out of the question.

Then again, if Morris felt the same way about Buchanon, Morris might not have let him get away last year.

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13 Responses to “Buchanon goes bye-bye”
  1. Gautam says: Mar 4, 2010 5:04 PM

    it is spelled Phillip

  2. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 4, 2010 5:06 PM

    man this guy can’t catch on with anybody

  3. wingslions76 says: Mar 4, 2010 5:15 PM

    Where is he going to play? He couldn’t hold down starter time on the worst team of the decade, and he SUCKED in run containment and deep coverage… Good luck, Philip (or Phillip).

  4. Ron Dayne's Strict Diet says: Mar 4, 2010 5:18 PM

    Buchanon sucks. I love speed almost as much as Al Davis, but Buchanon can’t play football. I watched him with an eagle eye when he was with Houston and the guy just refuses to tackle.

  5. Broncs4life says: Mar 4, 2010 5:25 PM

    Who cares how it spelled. You get the gist of what he is saying. Quit wasting yours and our time and go back to work.

  6. brasho says: Mar 4, 2010 5:40 PM

    He was solid in the Tampa-2 for the Bucs… he could be back in Tampa, of course there is now a plethora of really good and fairly young cover-2 CBs to choose from (Marlin Jackson and Lito Sheppard).

  7. bluelion says: Mar 4, 2010 6:09 PM

    He was indeed the weakest link on the weakest defense last year.
    Buchanon=Backup.

  8. Ick McWang says: Mar 4, 2010 6:17 PM

    buchanon isn’t with the Bucs because he wanted more playing time, with the Bucs he was a nickel back and occasionally played man on the faster receiver while Ronde Barber played in the slot (where he gets pretty much all his sacks from, blitzing off the slot while the rest drop into zone)
    I’d rather have Dunta Robinson, but I’d take back Buchanon if he knows his role

  9. BwB says: Mar 4, 2010 6:17 PM

    @Gautam
    you’re a toolbox

  10. JustDieBaby says: Mar 4, 2010 6:31 PM

    Philip or Phillip??? Us long suffering Raider fans know him as. P-Burnt Blowtime. Just another in a long list of wasted, bust draft picks from senile Al Davis.

  11. PDT says: Mar 4, 2010 7:10 PM

    Dallas would be a great for him, decent nickel, let Scandrick earn his keep.

  12. Slow Joe says: Mar 4, 2010 7:32 PM

    “buchanon isn’t with the Bucs because he wanted more playing time, with the Bucs he was a nickel back and occasionally played man on the faster receiver while Ronde Barber played in the slot (where he gets pretty much all his sacks from, blitzing off the slot while the rest drop into zone)”
    Not exactly true. The biggest reason for his departure was the implementation of Jim Bates’ new defense, which required better man-to-man skills out of the corners, which he apparently didn’t have.
    Now that the Bucs canned Bates and reverted back to the Tampa-2, I wouldn’t be shocked if P-Buc did come back. It’s not likely, as the Bucs would probably rather use a younger developing CB (to eventually replace Barber) as the third corner, but anything is possible.

  13. NASHAUN says: Mar 4, 2010 8:02 PM

    As a witness to every game he played in Silver and Black, he definitely got what we’re watching now as the Fabian Washington/DeAngelo Hall/Chris Johnson treatment as they play opposite Nnamdi. Poor Phil was toast across the field from C Woodson. He was burnt a lot and made some stupid mistakes but he could definitely move when he got the ball. Being opposite C Wood he did get his share of picks and returns. And he was the last punt returner in Oakland with the ability to actually take the ball to the house (except for a couple from Johnnie Lee 2 years ago – an ability he has apparently lost). Chris Carr was solid and never fumbled, but never in 3 years did he pop one (other than preseason and his nice 100-yd pick 6 on Big Ben). Phil Buch might’ve been turned into his phil of toast, but I sure did like to see him back there returning punts.

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