I want to know what alien race abducted Bill Polian and replaced him with this clone that seems to want to draft 300 pound defensive linemen and acquire veteran linebackers:
While there is speculation that the Detroit Lions would like to sign linebacker Larry Foote if he becomes an unrestricted free agent, the reality is that Foote is still employed by someone else.
"Contrary to media reports, Larry Foote is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers,'' said Kevin Colbert, the team's director of football operations.
"The information that's out there is erroneous,'' Colbert said.
According to a source close to the situation, the Lions had previously offered a seventh-round pick for Foote, but the Steelers turned it down. The Indianapolis Colts are also believed to be very interested in acquiring Foote.
When has we EVER seen the Colts try to trade draft picks (or anything) for a veteran linebacker? If MLive.com's Tom Kowalskiand his sources are correct, this is a major departure for Polian and the Colts front office.
One thing is for sure, if Indy gets Foote, they will likely not re-sign Freddie Keiaho. The interesting side story on Foote is he once took a few shots at Howard Mudd following the 2005 playoff game between the Colts and Steelers.
From a little post I wrote three years ago titled Larry Foote = whiny b!tch:
Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd said this when he was asked about teams copying the Steelers gameplan against the Colts:"Teams are going to look at (Pittsburgh and San Diego) and say, 'Let's try to do the same thing,' " he said. "If they see somebody they think stopped you for a week, they're going to come out and try to do some of the very same things.''Steelers linebacker Larry Foote responded to Mudd's comments:
Take your best shot, replied Mudd. And that includes the Steelers, should they meet again this postseason.
"I'm very respectful of the Pittsburgh Steelers," Mudd said. "They won. They are the champions and I respect them. But the Pittsburgh Steelers did not beat the Colts. The Colts beat the Colts.
"Let's go play again. Right now.""He said we didn't beat them?" Foote said. "What happened on the defensive side of the ball, when our offense was driving up and down the field on them? He didn't say anything about the interception we had (by strong safety Troy Polamalu) that the referees called back?Psst, Larry. You see that part where Howard Mudd says he respects you, and calls you champion? Did you somehow miss that, or are you just a whiny b!tch with a first grade reading level? Or, even worse, did you just accept whatever the reporter fed you without first consulting the source?
"Tell him they were outcoached."
Let's just say that if Larry is brought in to hear the sacred Blue Shoe helmet, there could be some interesting developments between him and Howard Mudd.