Louis Delmas cut by Lions

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  1. jbunch14

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    Very good player when his knees hold up. He is only 26. Not sure what his future holds, but could be an option if his health is going to improve.
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    hes an ok player, but on very limited contract with playing clause
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    Conte had better results this year, not sure he would be worth it.
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    It looks like they were doing different Jobs MD, Delmas had stuffs and sacks but less tackles and fumbles. Seems Delmas was being asked to do more at or around the LoS.
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    I found this Brad Biggs article on him from a few months ago:

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    Bears scouting report: Lions FS Louis Delmas
    November 09, 2013|By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune reporter

    Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts.

    Louis Delmas has played in all eight games this season, which is all he was on the field for a year ago as knee issues troubled him. Those issues were a key reason why he missed 13 games in 2011 and 2012 combined. The 5-11, 202-pounder returned to the Lions on a two-year contract after exploring free agency.

    Delmas, 26, made two interceptions in the Week 4 meeting with the Bears and has helped stabilize the Lions' secondary along with veteran strong safety Glover Quin, helping shore up a real problem area in recent years.

    "He has been on the field and in the past couple of years he just couldn't stay healthy," one NFC scout said. "I don't know if they're limiting his practice reps or what, but whatever it is, it's working. They finally have stability at safety. Delmas brings the energy for that defense. He's one of the guys who is harder to find because he's physical in the run game and he has range on the back end. He's a little overaggressive at times but he brings a lot of fire."
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    We seem to do ok at finding SS types, we need a guy that can be the last line of defense against the run and pass.
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    MD, I'm not saying we shoul or should not go after him, I'm merely saying that you really cannot compare what he was asked to do to Conte b/c it appears they weren't asked to d the same thing.
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    Even on IR, he is still an improvement over conte.
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    I agree it is really hard to compare them because Conte was in the typical FS role and it appears Delmas was performing more of a SS role.

    I honestly am saying we should NOT pursue him because we do not need another SS, we need a true FS that has the ability to cover, be a ball hawk and when asked he can tackle in open space.

    Another point I was trying to make is that the role that Delmas was asked to play would typically have more tackles (because he was asked to play more of a SS role) so while you can not compare the two I think that you can say that it is dissapointing that he had fewer tackles.
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    Sure, bring him in on an incentive laden contract. What do you have to lose? He doesn't work, cut him.

    Bears should look at everyone who can help improve that defense. It needs A LOT of work
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    Always liked him. He'll give everything he has when he's on the field for somebody. Why not us if the price is right?

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