Former DL coach Washburn laments being shot down in Lions draft room for Aaron Donald


#1

I really want to know who the one that shot it down was.

Teryl Austin? Maybe even Caldwell himself?


#2

Mayhew made the ultimate decision so its on him. I remember during the draft, fans were calling for Donald or Beckham to be the pick , no Ebron. Sad ,sad ,damn!!!


#3

well…that was certainly a fireable offense to everyone involved imo. Maybe sometimes you don’t take best player available but good lord imagine that year with donald, suh and fairley.


#4

Goddamn it. I’m still steamed about this one. A fucking tight end?


#5

Hindsight is 20/20 but daaaamn.


#6

Worse decision than any that Millen made, IMO.


#7

Who’s this Jim Washburn guy? It’s not like he’s a highly respected DL coach or something. Let’s not listen to that guy when we have a great offensive line coach in Ron Prince who wants a receiving TE in the top 10 of the draft???


#8

and never mind the rumors of that TE’s bad hands. That can be easily corrected…


#9

I do seem to remember a story about Lombardi leaving a note on MMs door pleading for Enron. He wanted his Jimmy Graham


#10

Little did he realize, but Stafford isn’t exactly Drew Brees…


#11

Is it just me or is there a lot of old things the Lions could have done coming out of the woodwork this year more than most?


#12

Agreed. In hindsight, if only I had been born in New England…