Ok, so we had a list of worst, we had a list of best. Why not celebrate the mediocrity of the franchise by picking the Lion in the middle, that straddles the line between good and bad?
My pick is Jeff Backus. Never great, never God Awful, around for a long time. He was just kinda… there.
The one, the only, Artose Pinner
A more serious answer: Charlie Batch
Pretty much anyone I’ve ever put in my “PS Bring Back” signature.
PS Bring Back Sedrick Irvin
Every Running Back since Barry retired.
I think I love this thread the most.
That Hawaiian/Samoan DT…not Ngata, not IAF…the other one…
But the winner in all rights should be
Jesus, this is just a wonderfully depressing memory lane. In brushing up on my Charlie Batch knowledge, I came across this chestnut on wikipedia.
“Batch started the 2001 season as Detroit’s starter under new head coach Marty Mornhinweg, but was injured late in 2001. Batch was replaced mid-season by Ty Detmer , for whom the Cleveland Browns received a fourth round pick, but had already planned to cut him. Detmer immediately came in as a starter only to throw seven interceptions against his former team.”
Aveon Cason was the Lions version of herpes.
Pretty sure I wrote an article on LionsFans.com when that happened …
He was left in to prove a point to the GM.
Earl Holmes. Very average.
Every middle linebacker since Mike Lucci.
Was he the good Detmer or the bad Detmer? Is there an answer to that question?
Taylor Decker. He’s up and down and the definition of average.
These dudes are all right in the pocket. It’s almost like we’re doing it on purpose.
While Barry made his OL look substantially better than they were, I always felt Lomas Brown was overrated. That year he held out for a bigger contract, came out and got murdered by the Vikings, I was so pissed.
Kevin Glover was a very underrated Lion, though…IMO.