Zeke is still around


#1

I always wonder if that means the athlete is waiting for a better deal, or if they slowly disappear into an unannounced retirement.


#2

I’ll take him back on a 1yr, $2m show me deal.


#3

I started thinking about an Ansah return a couple of days ago, and using him in a more limited role as a pass rush specialist. I heard Marvin Lewis mention that last night on NFLN, and the more i think about it, the more im liking it.

A front four on obvious passing situations of… Okwara, Hand, Flowers, and Ziggy.


#4

:sunglasses:But, where will Nick Bosa or Josh Allen play?


#5

Word is he would like to stay here, but, he is visiting other teams. There is supposed to be a gentleman’s agreement that the Lions will be given the opportunity to match any offers.
My guess is he will be back.


#6

I love Ziggy and hope there is a series of events that allow him to play here going forward.


#7

Yeah, like a contract that pays 50K per year.


#8

Where’d you hear that?


#9

A friend of a friend.
No, it wasn’t John. I still have connections in Auto service. Everybody gets their car serviced.


#10

We do have cap space left…the gentlemens agreement seems plausible.

As does the idea of a 1 or 2 year heavily incentive laden contract


#11

Flowers Hand Ziggy with Davis, Okwara and Kennard all flying around while Snax and Ashawn bust people up the middle.

They would be a stud mlb away from being scary as hell given slay and coleman can play man up and Diggs and Walker can move well…


#12

In a reduced role he could maybe stay healthier. But he struggled to get healthy out of camp last year. When healthy he’s a top 10 talent at DE…when healthy. But damn, if he was healthy and you paired him with flowers, snacks, and hand, that would be a stout dline.


#13

My most recent dream senerio is to resign Ziggy, trade for CB ( I like P. Peterson), and draft D. White.

That would be a defense that could keep up with the other really good defenses in the NFC North.


#14

That would be nassssty


#15

Sorry, but Ziggy should pay to play if he re ups here. Got paid 2.5 mil per game played in 2018. Figure that to be about 122k/play. Hard pass.


#16

I can tell you for sure that is not the way the Lions look at it. He has played hard for this team and has been injured as a result of that hard play!
He wasn’t tagged because EVERYONE knows he’s a risk and isn’t worth the tag money, including Ziggy. That doesn’t mean he’s not a great player when healthy, or that he wouldn’t be a valuable player to have at a pro-rated cost.
His next base salary will be low with incentives for games played…and somebody is going to pay him. It might as well be us.


#17

There isnt much downside to resigning Ziggy to a low base, incentive laden contract, especially if its in a pass rush role…

…and, if he stays healthy, he could turn out to be the best FA signing of them all!