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Darrius Heyward-Bey thinks he’d be a good fit in the Lions’ offense

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Free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey visited the Lions today, and he said afterward that he thinks Detroit could be the right place for him this season.

Heyward-Bey told Anwar S. Richardson of MLive.com that he thinks the Lions have a dangerous offense with Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles.

The sky’s the limit,” Heyward-Bey said. “Adding Reggie with Calvin, Matt, Pettigrew, Scheffler, all these guys. You still got the vet, Nate. You got the young guy, Broyles, who is coming off an injury, but still brings. It would be nice to be a part of something like that. I just got to sit back and think about it.”

Heyward-Bey also said he’d like to play for Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who like him grew up in the Baltimore area.

“Coach Schwartz is a good guy,” Heyward-Bey said. “He’s from where I’m from back home in Maryland. They were talking good things. We’ll see what happens.”

The seventh overall pick of the 2009 NFL draft, Heyward-Bey was released by the Raiders this month. He caught 41 passes for 606 yards and five touchdowns last season.

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19 Responses to “Darrius Heyward-Bey thinks he’d be a good fit in the Lions’ offense”
  1. jnova80 says: Mar 27, 2013 5:46 PM

    “Coach Schwartz is a good guy”

    Darrius really wants this job.

  2. jameyjame says: Mar 27, 2013 5:47 PM

    cant hate on this kid just because crazy al drafted way too early.

  3. conormacleod says: Mar 27, 2013 5:48 PM

    It’s better than being unemployed. That’s your translation.

  4. angrylionsfan says: Mar 27, 2013 5:50 PM

    Although he hasn’t been the best about catching the ball in his career he’s made strides over the last season and if there’s one thing he has it’s “Al Davis Speed”. As an option to spread the field and force coverage I’m all for it. Even if he’s a bit unreliable he’ll be a great decoy. Get him signed Mayhew.

  5. noeffinway says: Mar 27, 2013 5:51 PM

    Can’t wait!

  6. raiderssf says: Mar 27, 2013 5:57 PM

    I will always kinda route for DHB except when he plays the Raiders. I will remember his clutch catch and TD against the Texans in that win after Davis died and the clutch catch against the Chiefs in overtime in 2011. Good luck DHB.

  7. Chargers have no rings says: Mar 27, 2013 6:08 PM

    The only way DHB would work in any offense is if the NFL allowed the use of Stickem on your gloves.

  8. Sackville Rc says: Mar 27, 2013 6:08 PM

    I love this kid with the Lions offense. But they got bigger problems on defense.

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 27, 2013 6:09 PM

    What about Mike Thomas who is supposedly a good fit considering the Lions traded for him last year? Or are we just not talking about that guy anymore and moving on already?

  10. lorddarkhelmet says: Mar 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    he would be a really good #2 in the Lions offense. CB, WR, and RB are positions where its good to have a lot of depth as injuries always happen

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 27, 2013 6:32 PM

    The Lions mustve offered him more than Indy

  12. gostlcards5 says: Mar 27, 2013 6:39 PM

    It’s too bad. I would like to see this guy’s breakaway speed in the Colts offense (as long as he can catch the ball, of course).

  13. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 27, 2013 6:44 PM

    Translation: “Please offer me a contract, because my agent has told me that there isn’t much interest. If not the Colts or the Lions, I’m kinda screwed.”

  14. chasechorleone313 says: Mar 27, 2013 6:48 PM

    If we sign him whoever plays us this season
    Will have their hands full where will the lions haters
    Be then ?

  15. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Mar 27, 2013 7:15 PM

    Sign the fastest guy that can’t catch … check.

  16. db3300 says: Mar 27, 2013 8:51 PM

    When has Reggie Bush *ever* been effective enough to get a shout-out from anyone?

  17. audioflint says: Mar 27, 2013 8:53 PM

    I would like this addition. Someone that can stretch the field would be valuable in this offense…even if his hands struggle sometimes.

  18. 54isaiah17 says: Mar 27, 2013 10:52 PM

    Lions Haters? I don’t hear anyone hating on the Lions. They tend to only hate teams they’re jealous of.

  19. snekic says: Mar 28, 2013 10:35 AM

    Mike Thomas is a short slot receiver. Same goes for Broyles and Burleson, so having a fast field-stretching received (who isn’t a headcase like Titus “minitron” Young) would make the offense very dynamic.

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