It's huge that new Lions want to be in Detroit
In the trade for tight end Tony Scheffler the Lions have found yet another quality NFL player who actually WANTS to be in Detroit.
That is huge. This team has won two games in two seasons and somehow Martin Mayhew has found guys — many through trades — who want to play for the Lions.
Scheffler, who grew up in Chelsea and played at Western Michigan, is geeked. He told a reporter he wants to "restore the roar." He will not be alone.
Left guard Rob Sims who grew up near Cleveland and played at Ohio State sees the potential too. After four seasons of playing in Seattle, not exactly a football mecca, he can’t wait to get back to football country.
Defensive tackle Corey Williams is excited about getting back to the NFC North where he excelled for a few years with Green Bay. He never fit in Cleveland, he should step right in with the Lions.
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch could have gone most anywhere and chose Detroit. Same for WR Nate Burleson.
What the Lions so desperately needed — besides a new wave of talent — was players with the right attitude. It seems they got both so far and they haven’t even drafted yet. Join me for an online pre-draft chat noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at TheOaklandPress.com.