Detroit Sports

Thursday, December 23, 2004

12/23 Notes

The Detroit Tigers again lost out on a big name free agent. This time it was J.D. Drew who signed with the Dodgers. The Tigers showed some interest in Drew but apparently not enough. The only big names left on the free agent market are Derek Lowe and Carlos Beltran(and that's if the Astros do not resign Beltran). We have a shot at Lowe but I highly doubt the Tigers could afford Beltran. We will just have to see what happens.

Three Detroit Lions were picked to play in the Pro Bowl. Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, kick returner Eddie Drummond, and cornerback Dre Bly will represent the Lions in Honolulu....Shawn Rogers is having an awesome year with 63 tackles, 4 sacks, and 5 deflected passes. He really stepped it up this year after a slightly bad season last year....Before Eddie Drummond ended his season with an injury he was having a great season. He returned 2 kickoffs for touchdowns and 2 punts for touchdowns. He also led the NFL in punt return average(13.2 yards) and kickoff return average(26.6 yards)....Dre Bly had a subpar year. He had 4 picks this year but his numbers were down from last season. He was burned a lot this year and I do not understand how he still made it....I think James Hall was snubbed the most on the Lions. He had 11.5 sacks this season, fourth in the NFL, but he still did make the Pro Bowl. He was the Lions best defensive player and he should have made the Pro Bowl.

The Detroit Pistons lost again, this time to the Bulls. They are now 500(12-12) on the season. Dan Joseph will talk more about their bad play later this week.

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