Nate Burleson Destined To Fail With Detroit Lions

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A weekend into the NFL’s free agency season, the Detroit Lions deserve an A for effort.
What about performance?
Well, that remains to be seen.
General Manager Martin Mayhew managed to bring in some big names—Kyle Vanden Bosch, for instance—and the talent that goes along with the nameplates. Yet, at least one of the Lions’ marquee additions is a head-scratcher.
Why, oh why, did Detroit cough up serious cash for wide receiver Nate Burleson?
Since drafting super-stud Calvin Johnson in 2007, the Lions have been looking for a No. 2 receiver to take some of the defensive pressure off of the best receiver to play for Detroit since Herman Moore.
Burleson, who will turn 29 before the start of the 2010 regular season, had the second-best season of his career last year in Seattle. He nabbed 63 balls for a total of 812 yards and three touchdowns.
Thanks to the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately NFL, the Lions put up $25 million over five yea...

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