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Jeff Backus

Postby Pudge » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:24 am

He's a FA for the Lions this year, and is probably likely to merit less attention on the market than Kevin Shaffer. But if you watch them play they are too similar players, except I believe Shaffer is ahead of Backus in terms of run blocking.

Not saying, I'd love to have Backus. He's had 2 consecutive disappointing years in Detroit, but he's a player that would fit in this scheme, and if he could be had a significantly less than Shaffer, I believe the Falcons would make a hard run at him in free agency.
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Postby Truman » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:31 pm

He's now been franchise tagged.
If he's smart he'll sign the franchise tender, though there is always the possibility that he wants the security of a long term deal.

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Postby Pudge » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:13 am

I suspect Backus made quite an impression on Marinelli & Martz when they were evaluating last year's team, because frankly Backus is no better than Shaffer. He has potential to be a quality LT like SHaffer, but will never be an elite guy.

Also the Vikes transition tagged CB Brian Williams, which I think definitely signals the end of Fred Smoot's career in Minnesota. I'd love to have Smoot here, but I know that is never going to happen.
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Postby The_Incomparable » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:36 am

Millen has been having private meetings with Backus & his agent since the season ended. He wasn't going anywhere.
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