Why Brandon Pettigrew Hurts the Detroit Lions

September 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I'm not a negative person by nature. I can be cynical, skeptical, sarcastic and occasionally spiteful, but it really troubles me to take an absolute negative point of view on pretty much anything.
Which is why it pains me to say that it's unequivocally time for the Detroit Lions to pull the plug on Brandon Pettigrew.
Let's go back in time to when Pettigrew first came to Detroit. He the 20th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, the centerpiece booty of the lopsided Roy Williams trade to the Dallas Cowboys.
This was not a "reach" pick. According to a scouting report from USA Today, "Pettigrew is the only one [tight end] projected as a possible first-round pick," while Mel Kiper Jr. praised the former Oklahoma State Cowboy's blocking ability. 
Looking back to that rosier time, check out the post-draft afterglow of the Pettigrew selection from none other than former Detroit Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders, obtained from the 2009 Freep.com archives (subscripti...

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