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Would it be crazy to trade Novarro Bowman?

Would it be crazy to trade Novarro Bowman?

Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
When Willis or Bowman are out (either one) with an injury and you still have 1 of 2 great ILB's in there and Larry Grant is in the lineup I see no real dropoff.

Take Goldson out of the Dallas game for injury last year and what did that game look like to you?.....

Just stop.

If you simply want us keep goldson more, that's fine. But to say there would only be a five percent overall dropoff with Bowman gone is flat out stupid.
[ Edited by SFrush on Nov 10, 2012 at 4:32 AM ]
IMO, LB's are easier to replace than a safety. Sucks, but we're gonna lose one or both for sure. Comes with the territory.
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What's with the love affair with Goldson. Man, he's a good player, but he's not all that.
Originally posted by SFrush:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
When Willis or Bowman are out (either one) with an injury and you still have 1 of 2 great ILB's in there and Larry Grant is in the lineup I see no real dropoff.

Take Goldson out of the Dallas game for injury last year and what did that game look like to you?.....

Just stop.

If you simply want us keep goldson more, that's fine. But to say there would only be a five percent overall dropoff with Bowman gone is flat out stupid.


When Grant was in the game we were causing fumbles to win at the end of the game. He did fine.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
IMO, LB's are easier to replace than a safety. Sucks, but we're gonna lose one or both for sure. Comes with the territory.


This.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
When Grant was in the game we were causing fumbles to win at the end of the game. He did fine.

That was one game last year. What a huge sample size.
We keep him if we can. He is a fine and very committed player.

If we can't keep him for salary cap reasons we trade him.

Get Baalke on the phone.....
Is that you Terry Donahue???


So you would trade away the player some consider the seocnd best ILB in the league today. The person who gives us the posibillity of not puling a LB for a DB in obvious passing situations?The man who is interchangible with Willis.
Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
You think the Lions would give up Calvin Johnson for Bowman?


no
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by captain_planet:
Trading Willis instead would be like the Yankees trading Jeter, but would it make more cold, hard, calculating sense?
.Bowman is 3 years younger.
.Bowman is at least as fast and will stay fast longer.
.Bowman hasn't been banged up as much.
I don't necessarily believe that keeping Bowman instead of Willis is the best idea, but is it not at least discussable, if they would require the same money to keep?
If when Bowman's contract is up he is a superior player to Willis, do we remain loyal to emotional attachment or demand the best player possible and cut Willis?


No he's not as fast. Bowman ran a 4.7 at the combine. Willis ran a 4.49. Not even the same category....


40 times mean nothing. The question is how fast do you play with the pads on.
What about Culliver? That guy is going to demand 10-15 million per year
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by captain_planet:
Trading Willis instead would be like the Yankees trading Jeter, but would it make more cold, hard, calculating sense?
.Bowman is 3 years younger.
.Bowman is at least as fast and will stay fast longer.
.Bowman hasn't been banged up as much.
I don't necessarily believe that keeping Bowman instead of Willis is the best idea, but is it not at least discussable, if they would require the same money to keep?
If when Bowman's contract is up he is a superior player to Willis, do we remain loyal to emotional attachment or demand the best player possible and cut Willis?


No he's not as fast. Bowman ran a 4.7 at the combine. Willis ran a 4.49. Not even the same category....


40 times mean nothing. The question is how fast do you play with the pads on.

Exactley. 40 in shorts menas nothing. DHB was fast in shorts yet plays slow in pads. Rice was allegidly to slow yet no one catched him on the filed.
I did not notice Bowman beeing slow in pads.
The DEF is the heart of this team PERIOD.. Chi pays Briggs and Urlacker and Tilman big money to stay competitive. Trading anyone off or DEF is insane. What you would be doing is putting yourself one injury away from a gaping hole.
Originally posted by SFrush:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
When Willis or Bowman are out (either one) with an injury and you still have 1 of 2 great ILB's in there and Larry Grant is in the lineup I see no real dropoff.

Take Goldson out of the Dallas game for injury last year and what did that game look like to you?.....

Just stop.

If you simply want us keep goldson more, that's fine. But to say there would only be a five percent overall dropoff with Bowman gone is flat out stupid.
This
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
What about Culliver? That guy is going to demand 10-15 million per year

iirc we signed him to a 4 year contract in 2011. So not an immediate worry.