Discussion in 'Detroit Lions Blitz' started by Liongeezer, Sep 3, 2017.
Brad Kaaya was claimed by the Panthers. That really sucks.
Kari Lee was claimed by the Bills
Neither was a loss.
I like Kaaya, but not losing sleep over it. Wouldn't shock me if he's back on the market this season.
Well, we needed to keep 5 running backs. Because, you know, Running Backs.
That's what you get for exposing him. They got extremely lucky with Rudock. That said what I saw with Kaaya he needs a lot of work yet before he is a serviceable backup. I imagine Lions will sign a qb released yesterday from another team to practice squad.
I hope so. Really Really like the Kid. I think he will be good and a starter in this league. I think Detroit may have lost some Draft capital when they lost Kaaya, if we could get him back somehow, it would make me smile.
Actually from what I read, Green was a team favorite. Had a lot of energy and made football fun. Glad we kept him. Guys like that brings a team together. Very good on special teams also.
Think the last line is the main part. Quinn is from Belichick tree that puts high value on ST. Birkett had an article about Green and how he talked about wanting to be a pro bowl special teamer.
Yeah I think that is where I read it.
It wasn't smart to try and stash him. If they weren't willing to put him on the 53 man roster they should have never drafted him.
I applaud them for not thinking they had to keep him around just because they drafted him.
They tried him out ... gave him a chance, and didn't like what they saw. So let someone else have him. No use trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
Yeah, I agree. Been doing a little research. Rookie QBs with high QB ratings this preseason, that are not stashed, get poached immediately.
I have included this list of Rookie QBs. Check it out, the top 3 QBs according to rating are UDFA
Cooper Rush, QB rating of 135.9, Cowboys Backup
Kyle Sloter, QB rating of 125.4, Poached by the Vikings
Taysom Hill, QB rating of 124.8, Poached by the Saints
Patrick Mahomes, QB rating of 109.3, Chiefs Backup
C J Beathard, QB rating of 107.7, 49ers Backup
Mitchell Trubisky, QB rating of 106.2, Bears Backup
Brad Kaaya, QB rating of 97, Poached by the Panthers
We were very lucky last year that we did not lose Rudock. His QB rating was 96.3. The Bears did try to poach him late in the season last year.
I am pretty sure the Lions liked what they saw in him. They just thought he would go through waivers and be placed on our practice squad.
I didn't think Kaaya showed anything in preseason to justify staying on the roster. If another team wants to put him on theirs, more power to them.
I must say it is strange to see a front office and coaching staff that seems to have the ability to develop QBs, the Patriots have been doing it and now the new regime seems to have done it with Rudock in so far as other teams are actually interested in him.
I agree. They only thing I can think of is they were able to do it with Rudock last year so they thought they could do it again this year. For the record I predicted this would happen.
What would you expect to see in preseason from a 6th round rookie predestined as the 3rd QB? He probably barely got any meaningful reps in practice.
People really like Kaaya. I liked the pick because it's low risk/high reward deal and I agree with the GB/NE philosophy of drafting a QB every year. Basically a $1 scratch ticket that could bring back a decent return.
Still think he was really raw and a long way away from even being a viable back-up. You could argue they give him a roster spot and hope a year of development gives them ability to sell on either he or Rudock, but don't think it's a huge deal.
Well they did just sign their franchise QB to a 5 year extension, so not much. You don't expect Staff to get hurt and you can't build a team with that fear. Besides Rudock has proven he could be a capable backup. There just is no room for 3 QBs on this roster, apparently there is on the Panthers.
Kaaya’s been released by Panthers.
Why even waste a draft pick on another QB?????
Because don't you remember? He's a steal.
It was the end of the 6th round...what's the risk? If you get lucky it's a trade chip that you can turn into a higher pick in the future. Plus don't forget Stafford wasn't signed long term at that point.
Brady was undrafted
Can't tell me any pick is ok to waste. You never know, and you can't say not signing Stafford was a possibility or he wouldn't already be signed.
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