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Lions ban Titus Young from OTAs for sucker-punching Louis Delmas

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The Detroit Lions developed a reputation last year as a team that had too many players who let their tempers get the best of them. Some things never change.

Lions receiver Titus Young was not allowed to participate in organized team activities today because he sucker punched Lions safety Louis Delmas last week, sources told Anwar Richardson of MLive.com.

According to the report, Delmas and Young had a confrontation during a voluntary workout, and when Delmas wasn’t looking, Young punched him. As a result, the team told Young not to come to OTAs today. Delmas was on the field and participating today.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who gave Young an earful when he picked up a 15-yard penalty for hitting Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins in the face during Detroit’s December meltdown at the Superdome, declined to comment when asked about Young’s latest incident.

“This is the voluntary part of our offseason program,” Schwartz said. “There is no need to comment.”

In a normal workplace, if you punched a co-worker you’d be liable to get arrested, but an NFL team facility is not a normal workplace, and so Young, who was taken in the second round of last year’s draft, will apparently not face any criminal charges. That means he will not give the Lions their fifth arrest this year from their five-man 2011 draft class. Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has been arrested twice for marijuana possession this year, while defensive tackle Nick Fairley and offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath were each arrested once for marijuana possession.

It’s not clear how long Young will be kept out of OTAs or whether Young will face any further discipline from the Lions.

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98 Responses to “Lions ban Titus Young from OTAs for sucker-punching Louis Delmas”
  1. uscgiant says: May 21, 2012 1:12 PM

    Can we say disfunction?

  2. rtl1984 says: May 21, 2012 1:15 PM

    Im sorry but you should never do something like that to a teammate. He spills the same blood as you do to fight towards the same goal, why do something that stupid?

    Absolutely unacceptable behavior.

  3. brennankm46 says: May 21, 2012 1:16 PM

    LOLions

  4. jbpanthers says: May 21, 2012 1:17 PM

    This team has MAJOR player disciple problems.

  5. billhicks666 says: May 21, 2012 1:17 PM

    The beat goes on with the Lions……..

  6. Daboys says: May 21, 2012 1:18 PM

    Come on Young… Boise Nation is rooting for you, you can’t do crap like that. Sucker Punching???? Really Sucker Punching, didn’t we see enough of Blount?

  7. eastsideballa says: May 21, 2012 1:19 PM

    I wish he would’ve sucker punched Raiola and put him on the IR so we don’t have to see another year of him getting dominated.

  8. rando74 says: May 21, 2012 1:20 PM

    and is Delmas just gonna let that go? I dont think I could. You sucker pucnh a man, you gotta take one back son.

  9. ravenator says: May 21, 2012 1:25 PM

    Bet they wish they drafted Torrey Smith now, yaaaaaaa buddddyyy

  10. toegoat says: May 21, 2012 1:25 PM

    Just goes to show you that Suh is dirty.

  11. shackdelrio says: May 21, 2012 1:26 PM

    I’ve seen the Wonderlic scores of both of these guys. I am guessing they were not arguing about the existence of man-made global warming or about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  12. harness88 says: May 21, 2012 1:27 PM

    Wow Lions got some issues—–LOL

  13. tinbender2000 says: May 21, 2012 1:27 PM

    He’s the one that should be smoking weed, dude needs to mellow out.

  14. bucrightoff says: May 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    Sounding like the Bucs under Raheem with the lack of discipline.

  15. Nikhil Balakumar says: May 21, 2012 1:30 PM

    so the team likes to get high, so what? its just pathetic they are stupid enough to get caught

  16. moneey31 says: May 21, 2012 1:30 PM

    Lol, looks like he went to the Steve Smith School of Hard Knocks.. Teammates fight all the time, but it usually occurs in training camp under intense conditions, not in OTA’s.. If i was a betting man, I’d be willing to wager that Delmas is not going forget about the incident

  17. beckzhere says: May 21, 2012 1:31 PM

    I wish they would’ve done Hard Knocks. This circus looks to be extremely entertaining.

  18. Frazier28/7 says: May 21, 2012 1:31 PM

    What do you expect when the example of the head coach is having a temper tantrum at the end of a football game and running down the field screaming at the other head coach like a little girl??

    Percy Harvin has been a model citizen and has never been arrested for marijuana or being a punk. just saying.

  19. davidjcu says: May 21, 2012 1:32 PM

    He’s doing his best Steve Smith impression

  20. lhaveprettyfeet says: May 21, 2012 1:33 PM

    @uscgiant

    Can we spell dysfunction?

  21. drekomp says: May 21, 2012 1:35 PM

    Delmas = Best Safety in NFC North, very scary looking dude, not someone I’d want to sucker punch.

    Young = Idiot.

  22. patriots123456 says: May 21, 2012 1:37 PM

    They probably have a probation officer on site.

    He must be very busy. LOL

  23. bucup says: May 21, 2012 1:38 PM

    Mini Blount

  24. citizenstrange says: May 21, 2012 1:39 PM

    sucker punch = coward

    Always has and always will.

  25. waxdaclam says: May 21, 2012 1:39 PM

    I’m pretty sure Blount’s punch wasn’t a sucker punch. The guy he hit was talking smack and got a mouthful of knuckles for running his yap… Not to say that either was right–but it certainly wasn’t a sucker punch.

  26. athoula707 says: May 21, 2012 1:40 PM

    This team has MAJOR player and coach disciple problems.

  27. omegaichiban says: May 21, 2012 1:41 PM

    @billhicks I see what you did there @rando, i’m with you, next time I see him it’s on. They might as well let them put the gloves on

  28. nyfcat says: May 21, 2012 1:41 PM

    And to think that at this time last year, it was a GOOD thing that Jim Schwartz’ Lions and Rex Ryan’s Jets had an edge to them…

  29. wst888 says: May 21, 2012 1:42 PM

    Good thing Schwartz never gets a temper and always leads by example…. Oh wait

  30. pixelito says: May 21, 2012 1:42 PM

    Inmates running the asylum.

  31. eb3110 says: May 21, 2012 1:43 PM

    uscgiant says: May 21, 2012 1:12 PM

    Can we say disfunction?

    —————————————————-
    We can say it…but apparently we can’t spell it.

  32. kepickle says: May 21, 2012 1:43 PM

    Young thinks if he punchs a team mate he’ll be the nexted Steve Smith

  33. gcbean says: May 21, 2012 1:45 PM

    Two words for you Titus…. LOW LIFE… No human being deserves a sucker punch, but you find it acceptable to sucker punch your own team mate? What a waste of human life.

  34. chilomane says: May 21, 2012 1:46 PM

    Boise nation that’s dumb. As a bronco fan the only Nation is the Raider Nation not red sox and especially not boise!

  35. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 21, 2012 1:47 PM

    I can’t wait until these guys come to Candlestick Sept 16th. Gonna be epic

  36. pjevonj says: May 21, 2012 1:47 PM

    This guy is a nice player with upside, but with a few more issues like this he either needs counseling or shown the door. Lets face it hes a poor man’s Desean Jackson

  37. captfoxboro says: May 21, 2012 1:48 PM

    NFL Rosters typically take their cue on how to conduct themselves from the Head Coach …

    Swartz apparently leads by example
    ( see 2011 49ers / Lions game )

  38. deadontoilet says: May 21, 2012 1:51 PM

    Seems like a natural progression to me. The Lions were so absent of talent, they resorted to drafting and signing for talent over character. Reminds me a lot of the early 2000s Portland TrailBlazers.

    The JailBlazers era is not remembered fondly by Portland fans, even though they were highly successful. The recent Roy/Oden/Aldridge era, where the team was comprised of primarily “good guys”, produced no real significant wins but got the fans interested in the franchise again.

    The real question is, do they progress and become a solid, winning franchise, and deal with these issues? Or do they disintegrate and alienate fans?

  39. pooflingingmonkey says: May 21, 2012 1:51 PM

    I see nothing wrong with correcting the bad attitudes of your teammates.

    Regards,

    Michael Westbrook

  40. dd393 says: May 21, 2012 1:54 PM

    No, no, Titus, you slug the guys in the other color when you think the ref isn’t looking.

    Boy, he’s fitting right in to the Lions mindset, isn’t he?

  41. smokinjoes91 says: May 21, 2012 2:00 PM

    Schwartz is a good coach that branched off the Fisher tree.

    He seems to take after Fisher’s “player coach” demeanor which is great for motivating, but it’s tough to take that approach and win the respect of grown professional athletes.

    He needs to get this team into line so as not to waste talent.

  42. lks311 says: May 21, 2012 2:05 PM

    It’s football, not chess. The big diff these days is that EVERYTHING gets reported. Lions fans should not be concerned about this. Now, of this were October and the Lions were 1-6 and this occurred…

  43. ninerdynasty says: May 21, 2012 2:06 PM

    Like Coach Like players.. I find it funny how lion fans keep hating on harbaugh over a handshake and they oblivious to their own problems..

  44. dryzzt23 says: May 21, 2012 2:11 PM

    The Lions need to do the following:

    1. Include a behavior clause in every players contract that stipulates that if the player violates the behavioral policy, he is subject to termination of his contract without cap penalty to the team.

    2. Get a real leader on that team that takes no crap like Jack Lambert or Ray Lewis.

  45. lolb23 says: May 21, 2012 2:13 PM

    I’ll start worrying when PFT starts reporting that zero fights occured during OTA’s at Lions camp.

  46. dryzzt23 says: May 21, 2012 2:13 PM

    waxdaclam says: May 21, 2012 1:39 PM

    I’m pretty sure Blount’s punch wasn’t a sucker punch. The guy he hit was talking smack and got a mouthful of knuckles for running his yap… Not to say that either was right–but it certainly wasn’t a sucker punch.
    _____________________________________________

    Ok so using this logic, it is perfectly fine for me to beat the living crap out of someone who is telling my how great Comrade Obama is.

  47. seahawkhuskyfan says: May 21, 2012 2:24 PM

    If you made me work in Detroit I would want to be high everyday too!!

  48. detroitrollin22 says: May 21, 2012 2:26 PM

    Teammates fight with each other all the time. All of your favorite teams have also had fights between teammates. As a Lions Fan, I don’t like to hear about this fight, but it’s football, and fights like this occur all the time between teammates. Don’t act like your favorite team is assembled with a bunch of angels.

  49. bayoubauer says: May 21, 2012 2:26 PM

    athoula707 says:
    May 21, 2012 1:40 PM
    This team has MAJOR player and coach disciple problems.

    Disciple problems?

    Maybe if Schwartz is supposed to be Jesus.

  50. jikkle49 says: May 21, 2012 2:27 PM

    It took a while but the Bengals can finally pass on that team full of malcontents crown to the Lions.

  51. LoCoSu@%s says: May 21, 2012 2:27 PM

    What a joke
    “This is the voluntary part of our offseason program,” Schwartz said. “There is no need to comment.”

    So this is not worthy of comment because this was during a voluntary program?
    Schwartz is an idiot or delusional or confused or all of them.

  52. sudz28 says: May 21, 2012 2:30 PM

    @waxdaclam:
    Have you seen the video? Yes, dude spouted off to Blount just before but had turned to walk away when Blount tagged him from the blind side – most definitely a sucker punch. It’s funny how quickly Blount started to backpeddle away from the situation immediately following the sucker punch, like he knew he was about to get his clock cleaned as soon as everyone realized what happened. What a punk.

  53. johnnycamparm says: May 21, 2012 2:30 PM

    How is this team not on Hard Knocks? They’d be perfect…

  54. jusjamn says: May 21, 2012 2:32 PM

    I know Suh has got to be behind this. He probably put a bounty on the Safety to get some bad press off of him.

    Time for suspensions to be handed out!

  55. blackheld says: May 21, 2012 2:33 PM

    It’s funny. The fans in Detroit and SF don’t have any problem with The Handshake. We like our coaches, and if they get emotional, so what?

    Buut…the rest of you…now YOU are all agitated about our coaches. Those evil Lions and cheap-shot Niners…they’re so mean. Their coaches yell and get mad and their players do mean things…they should be banned from football so OUR NICE, POLITE teams can go to the playoffs instead of those meanies.

    To all you whiners I simply say…you wish you had our players and coaches. We don’t need 53 graduates of Mother Earth’s School for Polite Sportsplayers. We greatly prefer unpleasant guys who kick ass and don’t even BOTHER taking names.

    Young and Delmas will get along, and the Lions will keep winning.

    And you…won’t. But you will have Pete Carroll and Greg Shinano and Colt McCoy (and his father), so take heart.

  56. ia517 says: May 21, 2012 2:36 PM

    Didnt he get suspended for a whole year from boise state for “undisclosed reasons”??
    Just shows you, once a headcase, always a headcase

  57. maxinquaye7 says: May 21, 2012 2:41 PM

    @uscgiant says: May 21, 2012 1:12 PM

    thank you for your contribution to the dyscussion.

  58. citizenstrange says: May 21, 2012 2:56 PM

    waxdaclam says:
    May 21, 2012 1:39 PM
    I’m pretty sure Blount’s punch wasn’t a sucker punch. The guy he hit was talking smack and got a mouthful of knuckles for running his yap… Not to say that either was right–but it certainly wasn’t a sucker punch.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’m pretty sure it was a sucker punch. Blount waited until the guy’s coach grabbed him and pulled him away and Blount punched him while he wasn’t looking.

    hit somebody on the chin while their coach is holding them and they are looking away = sucker punch

    Then Blount shadow boxed and danced backwards 35 yards to show how tough he is.

  59. baddegg says: May 21, 2012 2:58 PM

    If these guys would agree to be on Hard Knocks, I would subscribe to HBO…

  60. maazzzz says: May 21, 2012 3:04 PM

    Schwartz is a fantastic coach and I applaud him for going after that bonehead loser Harbaugh!

  61. dirtybird70 says: May 21, 2012 3:13 PM

    Wow! Says a lot about Young. To sucker punch a teammate? He’s not good enough to keep on the roster after something that significant.

  62. dirtybird70 says: May 21, 2012 3:15 PM

    detroitrollin22 says:May 21, 2012 2:26 PM

    Teammates fight with each other all the time. All of your favorite teams have also had fights between teammates. As a Lions Fan, I don’t like to hear about this fight, but it’s football, and fights like this occur all the time between teammates. Don’t act like your favorite team is assembled with a bunch of angels.
    ********************************************
    FIghting is one thing, detroitollin22. Cheap shotting is something different all together.

  63. kibawib says: May 21, 2012 3:16 PM

    Another example of how overhyped the Lions front office truly is. The team’s best two picks were Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford, who were taken 2nd overall in 2007 and 1st overall in 2009. Great picks but those players were taken at the top of each draft. When you’re drafting that high you should get a stud or two and they did.

    Other than CJ and Stafford, the Lions front office’s success stories are few and far between. Brandon Pettigrew is a solid player taken 20th overall in 2009. In 2008 the front office took OT Godser Cherilus, who has been in and out of the starting lineup. In 2011 the Lions took Nick Fairley, who was injured most of the year and was recently busted for marijuana. Same story with 2011 2nd-round pick Michael Leshore.

    Overall, this front office has been far from stellar.

  64. saintvilma says: May 21, 2012 3:20 PM

    Can you say….Intent to harm other player…… Ever see vilma punch anyone? Just sayin

  65. greatgallopingghost says: May 21, 2012 3:22 PM

    News Flash:
    Dayton Ohio

    Today it was revealed that the Detroit Lions have their own Bounty Program… Against their own players.

  66. nomoreseasontix says: May 21, 2012 3:29 PM

    Stay clas….
    Oh… Sorry.
    Overused….

  67. xinellum says: May 21, 2012 3:32 PM

    Since all the players arrested this offseason for the Lions are smoking dope, then I am surprised everyone is not so stoned that they even bother to punch each other. Actually the coach sent Young to LeShoure to see if he can’t catch him a buzz and mellow him out a bit. I am wondering if this is the Lions new strategy to deal with roid rage, get their players stoned and mellow them out.. Has anyone checked the coach’s desk for any blunts or roaches?

  68. cardmagnet says: May 21, 2012 3:33 PM

    Just another line in the long list of why the Lions may be the NFL’s scuzziest team – stomping defenseless players, smoking marijuana, and now sucker punching teammates. They’re making the Bengals look respectable!

  69. alaricsrevenge says: May 21, 2012 3:36 PM

    bayoubauer says:
    May 21, 2012 2:26 PM
    athoula707 says:
    May 21, 2012 1:40 PM
    This team has MAJOR player and coach disciple problems.

    Disciple problems?

    Maybe if Schwartz is supposed to be Jesus.

    ———————————————

    Tim Tebow has flagged this post for removal. Unlawful use of the word Jesus without permission.

  70. gr8whte says: May 21, 2012 3:37 PM

    Dude got kicked off Boise St for a year due to fighting.

  71. preventoffense says: May 21, 2012 3:41 PM

    It is absolutely unbelievable to me that these guys smoke pot when they have this fantastic opportunity in front of them (being an NFL player). I smoked pot for a time in high school and thankfully had given it up by the time I graduated and moved on to college.

    It does not totally mess you up, but it DOES slow you down mentally and emotionally. There is no way these guys are performing at their maximum even if it has been a week or two since they indulged in the wacky weed.

    It is such a shame. It really bothers me.

  72. pokdoc says: May 21, 2012 3:49 PM

    If he had spent more time chilling with Mikel Leshoure, Nick Fairley, and Johnny Culbreath, he wouldn’t have been so angry…..he probably woulda been like….chilll out bro, its just OTAs….have some cheetos

  73. dmc1542 says: May 21, 2012 3:53 PM

    Maybe ol’ Titus should have been hanging out more with those draft-mates of his. At least he would have been able to “just chiiiiiiill, man”

  74. rmc1995 says: May 21, 2012 3:59 PM

    @kibawib

    Calivin Johnson and Cherilus were not picked by the current GM, so you obviously don’t know what you are talking about.

    Stafford wasn’t a slam dunk by many critics. They thought he was inaccurate and overrated. Some thought Aaron Curry was a better pick, and even others though Sanchez was the better QB.

    To write that the front office is overhyped is stupid. The Lions were 0-16 before the current front office came aboard. Most of that roster had been overhauled into a playoff team. The more you know…

  75. tooz72 says: May 21, 2012 3:59 PM

    uscgiant says:
    May 21, 2012 1:12 PM
    Can we say disfunction?

    only if you learn to spell it correctly..

  76. pftcensorssuck says: May 21, 2012 4:04 PM

    “This is the voluntary part of our offseason program,” Schwartz said. “There is no need to comment.”

    What the hell is THAT????

  77. easyeddie says: May 21, 2012 4:17 PM

    LoCoSu@%s says:
    What a joke
    “This is the voluntary part of our offseason program,” Schwartz said. “There is no need to comment.”

    So this is not worthy of comment because this was during a voluntary program?
    Schwartz is an idiot or delusional or confused or all of them.
    —————————
    Schwartz owes you a comment? WTF for?
    The self-righteous trolls on this thread are the confused, delusional idiots, IMO.

  78. lolb23 says: May 21, 2012 4:26 PM

    “This is the voluntary part of our offseason program,” Schwartz said. “There is no need to comment.”

    What the hell is THAT????
    __________________________________

    It means you gotta stop letting the Liberal media into brainwashing you into thinking you are entitled to personal information about EVERYTHING and EVERYONE aka no comment aka mind your own business.

  79. waxdaclam says: May 21, 2012 4:35 PM

    The minute the guy from Boise St opened his mouth he opened the flood gates. Antagonize and be prepared to endure consequences. I’d call it an opportunistic shot due to the fact that the dude from Boise initiated the entire altercation. Never lose sight of your enemy…

    Again, neither was right in the matter as it ultimately displayed the poorest of sportsmanship. That is all.

  80. beedubyatoo says: May 21, 2012 5:08 PM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    May 21, 2012 1:47 PM
    I can’t wait until these guys come to Candlestick Sept 16th. Gonna be epic
    ————————————
    The 49’ers open against the Pack, at
    Lambeau. If you’re a niners fan, you can wait. It means that on Sept. 17th, SF will be o-2.

  81. kibawib says: May 21, 2012 5:14 PM

    rmc 1995 says:

    “To write that the front office is overhyped is stupid. The Lions were 0-16 before the current front office came aboard. Most of that roster had been overhauled into a playoff team. The more you know…”

    ———————————————————-
    Mayhew took over in Dec. 2008. He had the #1 overall pick in 2009 (again, Stafford) and the #2 pick in 2010 (Suh). Kind of hard to screw things up when you’re picking at the top of the draft.

    When the Lions’ record improved, Mayhew had a chance to show he had the Midas touch when he didn’t have the 1st or 2nd overall pick. The results? Not good. Mayhew took Fairley, Young, and Leshore with the first three picks in 2011. Leshore never saw the field and Fairley wasn’t much better, and they were both busted for marijuana. As for Young, he played ok then sucker punched a teammate. Nice draft class.

    Face it, your team’s success is due to the ‘luxury’ of having stunk so bad for so long that you eventually hit on the players selected with the top picks in the draft. Congrats.

  82. bayoubauer says: May 21, 2012 6:14 PM

    It wasn’t a punch at all. He was just showing Delmas his new TD dance: The Titus Touch.

  83. lks311 says: May 21, 2012 6:23 PM

    Haters hating on the Lions again…what else is new?

  84. peytonsneck18 says: May 21, 2012 6:36 PM

    what do u expect when they play is a rugged city like Detriot, it rubs off on the players

  85. bigwalt2990 says: May 21, 2012 6:49 PM

    …because other teams players are angels…..

  86. rmc1995 says: May 21, 2012 6:55 PM

    @kibawib,
    Mayhew took over in December 2008 and then fleeced the Cowboys by trading Roy Williams. Your assessment of Mayhew is so ignorant and weak you should write for this website.

  87. larryboodry says: May 21, 2012 7:29 PM

    Nothing worse than for an NFL team to be loaded with the ‘disfunctional’ disciples of a clueless head coach.

    Detroit keeps this up, they WILL be 1-6 in October, down in the cellar with the Vikings, while the Bears and Packers fight for the NFC North crown…And to any Lions fan who persists in trashing Brandon Marshall over character issues, (or any opposing player, for that matter)…Please shut up now.

    And oh yeah…Stay classy, Jim Harbaugh…Life’s too short to let folks like Jim Schwartz get you down.

  88. jimmylions says: May 21, 2012 7:50 PM

    The description offered of the Saints game incident is such a deliberate misstatement of fact that it looks like MDS wants to be a FOX News writer.

    “for hitting Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins in the face during Detroit’s December meltdown at the Superdome”

    Young tossed, not threw, the ball at Jenkins. It was stupid and unnecessary, and technically the ball hit Jenkins in the face, but he did not punch Jenkins in the face (which is what you are implying).

    As for Young and Delmas fighting in camp … back in the days of coaches like Buddy Ryan, this kind of thing was encouraged. It starts off as offense vs the defense and then changes to us against the world. If MDS had actually played a real sport (golf doesn’t count), he’d know this.

  89. ademell1 says: May 21, 2012 8:32 PM

    The Lions will never ever win a Superbowl with Jim Schwartz. This guy is to the Lions what Hue Jackson was to the Raiders.

    Good coach, but not good with discipline.

    This story isn’t even funny. It’s kind of sad.

    Although the Lions are immensely talented and I do believe Stafford has a great chance at a ring before his career is over…their leader so far has clearly not shown he’s capable.

    Capable of fighting Jim Harbaugh once his back is turned….wait, this article was about a player punching another player when his back is turned….oh, what an example Schwartz set for his players to really follow through with.

    Sorry Lions fans. But your coach kind of sucks.

  90. woodyg says: May 21, 2012 9:11 PM

    LOLions —– A team full of dirty playing, dope smok’in, sucker punch’in clowns.

    SB ???? ROF LOL again.

  91. truelionsfan says: May 21, 2012 9:43 PM

    Wow another Lions bash headline from MDS, big surprise. Make sure you delete my comment again. Even though i said nothing bad or swear words. Just pointing out the facts. Fights happen all the time OTA’s or otherwise. Anwar is a tool bag just like Drew Sharp, just trying to make any news some news. Football is an angry man’s sport not for sally boys.

  92. butchdiesel says: May 21, 2012 11:57 PM

    @kibawib

    The 2011 draft is yet to be seen. Titus had a productive year, Fairley and Leshore should end up being starters this year, we will see.
    Where you are wrong is your assessment of previous drafts.
    2009 – Stafford, Pettigrew, Delmas, Levy – ALL STARTERS. Also selected Sammie Lee HIll and Aaron Brown. Still on the squad
    2010 – SUHHH, Jahvid Best, Spievey, Willie Young(7th round) every one of these guys contributed last year.
    Mayhew knows what he is doing, he has found gems in late rounds and selected wisely with his earlier picks.

  93. boourns85 says: May 22, 2012 7:20 AM

    Can we please stop blaming Schwartz? I’m sure a lot of you have had a jerk for a boss and never punched a co-worker. This is totally on TY.

  94. juanhughjazz says: May 22, 2012 7:39 AM

    Louis probably took his stash.

  95. skrappie32 says: May 22, 2012 11:50 AM

    everyone just slow down a little bit, as a Lions fan and my favorite player we all know that if there is anyone on the team that talks the most smack when playing the game of football it’s Louis
    Delmas,so better they put Delmas on him every day and let him talk crap to him now and every day on the pratice feild so that come sunday at game day this guy is not getting us 15 yard flages because there are fights in every camp every season but the lions know what they got in this kid and they har going to have to work with him and his temper so who better that the best S’IT talker in the NFL.

  96. kibawib says: May 22, 2012 11:52 AM

    rmc119 says:

    “@kibawib,
    Mayhew took over in December 2008 and then fleeced the Cowboys by trading Roy Williams. Your assessment of Mayhew is so ignorant and weak you should write for this website.”

    ———————————————————-
    Check back after Fairley and Leshore are suspended for marijuana and Best actually sees the field (concussion history–a known risk and a player Mayhew traded up with MN to take). Here’s a breakdown of that trade: The Lions used the Vikings 1st round pick (No. 30) on tailback Jahvid Best and No. 128 on offensive tackle Jason Fox. Minnesota drafted cornerback Chris Cook at No. 34, defensive end Everson Griffen at No. 100 and tight end Mickey Shuler at No. 214. Cook’s legal troubles in the past, he’ll start for MN. Griffen played last year and has starter ability. Best may never see the field again. Fox appeared in 4 games in 2010 and didn’t play a single game last year (injured knee, broken foot). Nice work Mayhew.

    As for the Roy Williams trade, the selections acquired were great but, once again, Mayhew blew it with the selections: TE Brandon Pettigrew (1st round, 20th overall)
    WR Derrick Williams (3rd round, 82nd overall)
    RB Aaron Brown (6th round, 192nd overall). Only Pettigrew has played well, and that’s mostly due to the fact that Megatron draws so much attention that Pettigrew, who was considered too slow to get open against man coverage, is able to run free.

  97. tweeter75 says: May 24, 2012 11:51 PM

    shackdelrio says:
    May 21, 2012 1:26 PM
    I’ve seen the Wonderlic scores of both of these guys. I am guessing they were not arguing about the existence of man-made global warming or about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    =================================

    They were arguing over who had the lowest Wonderlic score.

    Guys…..the HIGHER the score the better…..LOWER is bad.

    Sheesh!

  98. ncbengalmike says: May 25, 2012 8:24 AM

    Somewhere in Charlotte Steve Smith is smiling

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