Lions teammates not thrilled with Quandre Diggs trade

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Lions General Manager Bob Quinn has made some out-of-the-Honolulu-blue moves at the trade deadline before.

But suffice it to say yesterday’s deal that sent starting safety Quandre Diggs to the Seahawks (along with a 2021 seventh-round pick) for a 2020 fifth-rounder was not something his teammates were expecting.

Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the deal of the popular-in-the-locker room Diggs was not received well.

“WTF,” tweeted cornerback Darius Slay, before following up with: “This some bull s— here.”

“Wowwwwwwwww no way,” defensive tackle Damon Harrison added.

Harrison came to the Lions last year in a midseason deal, so he knows things can change in a hurry, and because Quinn has a New England pedigree, players shouldn’t be surprised to find out they’re viewed as replaceable parts.

17 responses to “Lions teammates not thrilled with Quandre Diggs trade

  1. Patricia needs to get that team under control. Could you imagine Patriot players making derogatory comments on social media about a team trade and what Belicheck would do?

  2. Long time Lions fan here – We are not thrilled by the trade. A young guy who was a Pro Bowl alternate for a 5th round pick? The Lions have gotten worse under Quinn despite having a few talented pieces to build from. We gave Patricia a year, but it’s time to warm up the hot seat – the fans are disgruntled.

  3. Just what the Lions need right now,discontentment.its obvious the GM wasnt as pleased with him as his team mates are so he had to go and he is gone.was it something he said? turmoil back in Motown,who would of thunk it.

  4. I don’t understand todays players. Why so upset? Guy has just been with the team for hardly a year. ALL players should know they could be traded or cut at a moments notice. It’s part of the business.

  5. Well, if the Lions trade everyone on that defense who is underachieving the referees won’t have anyone left to throw the flag on. They probably would throw the flag anyway, because when the Lions are playing they see ghosts.

  6. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    October 23, 2019 at 7:52 am
    I don’t understand todays players. Why so upset? Guy has just been with the team for hardly a year. ALL players should know they could be traded or cut at a moments notice. It’s part of the business.
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    Diggs was in his fifth season with the team, who drafted him in 2015

  7. Detroit is not exactly top spot for free agents to want to play. This is really good young team that was going in the right direction, not the type of situation where angering the masses is beneficial. Actually could be the opposite. And they sure did not get much for the popular player–culture takes a hit.

  8. Let’s be very clear here. The Lions have not gotten worse under this GM and Coach. Seriously. Have you not been paying attention for the last 50 years? Has a HOF player quit this year?

  9. Diggs, a pro bowl alternate last year, has been rewarded for his production this past off season. Since then, he’s had a weak camp, 20 tackles in 6 games (1 missed) no INTs, no FFs, no big plays and at least a handful of costly missed tackles.
    He can most certainly get back to form if he shakes the Albert Haynesworth syndrome he’s acquired.
    Good luck to him. They might miss him in the locker room, but definitely not on the field, the way he’s playing right now. Change of scenery may net SEA a great bargain.

  10. This is the type of a trade that a rebuilding team makes—not a team that is a playoff contender and already have their franchise quarterback. This trade makes no sense unless the G.M. is so used to not making the playoffs that he is stuck in a rebuild state of mind. I feel bad for the Detroit fans, they deserve better.

  11. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    October 23, 2019 at 7:52 am
    I don’t understand todays players. Why so upset? Guy has just been with the team for hardly a year. ALL players should know they could be traded or cut at a moments notice. It’s part of the business.

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    What are you talking about? The Lions drafter Diggs and gave him his second contract. This is his 5th or 6th year with the team.

  12. What the hell is going on in Detroit? Kerryon is out so they sell a key defender? This makes no sense to me, the division is still winnable and playoffs are still in reach for any team. Why are the Packers vs Bears games always spread out from the beginning to the end of season and the Bears vs. Lions games are within three weeks or less (Thanksgiving again.) I’m seeing a trend here, specifically for the Packers. Between the refs poor and over officiating and the scheduling the NFL is becoming more and more difficult to watch. Please don’t turn into the NBA, baseball is too long and boring and hockey championships are way to prevalent in Chicago and Detroit recently.

  13. It’s a weird move unless they really think that the backups can effectively replace Diggs. The Lions are not a bad team, but they sure are at a season-defining crossroads now. The remaining schedule isn’t that daunting, so giving up resources when there is still a chance to make the playoffs again seems weird.

  14. I have to believe this is part one of a two part deadline move, because on it’s face, this doesn’t make a ton of sense. I think Leonard Willians is coming over soon, at which point Lions fans will view this move as net positive.

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