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2/19/2009

Blogging the combine: Thursday morning thoughts

I'm hunkered in here at Lucas Oil Stadium waiting for a day of interviews with NFL personnel and potential draft picks. Lions coach Jim Schwartz is scheduled for a formal press conference at 10:15 and will do Sirius radio shortly after that. Tight ends and offensive linemen will be available sporadically throughout the day, too, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of shape big left tackle Andre Smith of Alabama is in.

I saw Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford briefly this morning as he boarded a bus to go for his medical evaluations. He had his combine-issue sweatshirt on so you couldn't tell exactly, but I get the sense he's in fine shape (despite some suggestions otherwise by the anti-Stafford group). Stafford and the other signal callers aren't available for media interviews until tomorrow, but they'll begin meeting with teams tonight.

I'll have updates throughout the day so check back periodically.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, dave.

i'll ask my question again - what do you think the chances are of housh ending up in detroit as our #2 behind CJ?

9:56 AM 
Blogger Dave Birkett said...

I would say unlikely. Someone's gonna pay him No. 1 money. The Lions won't. They need an upgrade at receiver, but not as bad as they need help throughout the defense. I think top priorities in free agency are MLB (because there's only two potential starters in the draft), CB and DT.

10:07 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^good points.^

how about the recently released chris mccalister then?

12:02 PM 

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