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Lions News, Martz Doesnt think highly of there QB's an 2 WRs

Discussion in 'NFL Discussions' started by PackerLegend, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. PackerLegend

    PackerLegend Cheesehead

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    Mar 26, 2006
    Dealing away former No. 3 overall pick Joey Harrington for some belly-button lint was bad, but Detroit Lions fans had better be bracing for some more hand-wringing. Word is offensive coordinator Mike Martz isn't enamored with former first-rounders Charles Rogers and Mike Williams, and that neither will be in the top-three rotation at wideout when training camp begins. While Williams has time to turn around concerns about weight and dedication, the situation is getting dire for Rogers, who could be headed for the trading block in the coming weeks.
    That brings to mind the mediocre reality of the first three drafts of the Matt Millen regime. Given the minimal three-year waiting period for assessment, Millen's first three drafts – which should account for the core of Detroit's roster – have left a lot to be desired. Of the 26 players selected between 2001 and 2003, 11 are still with the team. And of that 11, only defensive tackle Shaun Rogers has materialized as a Pro Bowl player. Of the three first-round picks in that span, Harrington has been traded, Rogers is headed in the same direction and tackle Jeff Backus is in stalemated negotiations for a contract extension.

    Speaking of Martz, the scuttlebutt in scouting circles is that the quarterback that has caught his eye this offseason isn't Jon Kitna or Josh McCown. Instead, Martz has been telling friends he's been very impressed with 2005 fifth-round pick Dan Orlovsky. Martz apparently believes that Orlovsky has the tools, intangibles and leadership to be successful – but also thinks he can't be trusted to consistently make the right reads at this stage in his career. Kitna may enter 2006 as Detroit's starter, but keep an eye on Orlovsky as the future No. 1.
  2. 4packgirl

    4packgirl Cheesehead

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    Dec 29, 2005
    Re: Lions News, Martz Doesnt think highly of there QB's an 2

    when martz thinks "highly" of anyone but himself, i'll be shocked!! :wink: :shock: :lol:
  3. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    Aug 15, 2005
    thats a silly move.

    You dont bash,bash,bash,bash,bash a player, and THEN try to trade him and get something good for him.

    that doesn't make sense.
  4. big3

    big3 Cheesehead

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    May 9, 2005
    Novi, MI
    this is such bull ****, how about this one instead.

    A Course of Development
    Lions Receivers are Learning a New Offense and Adapting to a New Way of Work
    By Chrissie Zavicar
    June 1, 2006

    Martz has been pleased with WR Charles Rogers over the past week since he has gotten in better shape.

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- When the Lions chose wide receivers as No. 1 picks in three consecutive drafts, it created a bit of a stir in Detroit.

    Charles Rogers, Roy Williams and Mike Williams have been under a microscope since they arrived, carrying an enormous amount of pressure to succeed and become an arsenal of scoring power.

    But all that seems to follow these three players is speculation on whether they are putting forth enough of an effort or whether they truly want to succeed in Detroit.

    Offensive coordinator Mike Martz may have put all of those worries to rest on Thursday at the Lions mini-camp in Allen Park. When talking about his offense, and specifically his receivers, he had nothing but positive words with a look of excitement in his eye as though Detroit should be prepared for an outburst in 2006.

    “They’re very athletic, it’s a good crew and they’re learning the work ethic and they’re willing and that’s the biggest thing that I see. They’re willing; they’re not fighting anybody. They’re open and receptive and trying to run what you’re doing and trying to work hard.â€

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