Roy Williams was traded from the Lions to the Dallas Cowboys. Yeah, you already know. Midterms may be taking over Ace's life, but I'm an English major. Needless to say, midterms are relatively light. This means I will try to take over posting duties while I can.
First off, as a diehard Lions fan, I have been given new life by the firing of Matt Millen. It's like I've been baptized. I know that that is only the first step on the long road from complete laughingstock of the League to sweet mediocrity (my humble goal, for now), but it's still a step in the right direction. And in an era that has taken about 3 trillion steps backward in the past seven years or so, the forward-thinking is a welcome change.
The Lions traded wide receiver Roy Williams for first, third, and sixth-round draft picks in 2009. The trade, surprisingly, made a whole lot of sense for the Lions. Why not trade a guy who clearly does not want to be in Detroit for some good young talent? You can't really blame Roy if you're a Lions fan. Let's face it: who really WANTS to be in Detroit? I doubt Tim Tebow is looking at the possible teams he could go to in 2009 and thinking, "wouldn't it be great if I could go to a team that just fired its president, has no vision for the future, and seems to kill the career of anyone who doesn't get out fast enough? If only there was a place that had all that...How about Detroit?"
The fact is the Lions are the most demoralizing place to work in America right now, and if you throw in how awesome and secure Ford Motor Company employees must feel right now, it looks like ol' William Clay has got things running smoothly as ever.
Roy Williams was great while he was here. Some may complain about him underachieving. Look at who was throwing to him during his Lions career: Joey Harrington, Jeff Garcia, Jon Kitna and recently, Dan Orlovski. Are you kidding me? Just typing those names makes me want to puke. If you know there is a good chance that even if you get open, your quarterback is either going to miss you or not see you, where does your motivation come from? A job well done? Please. Jesus Christ wouldn't have given his all for those quarterbacks if he was a wide receiver for the Lions the same time as Roy. Not even for Jon Kitna. And that's saying a lot, because from what I hear, Jesus Christ was a really hard worker.
I feel no animosity towards Roy, and I wish him the best in Dallas. However, with the way Tony Romo panders to Terrel Owens, who will be lining up alongside Roy, it doesn't look like he'll see the ball much.
What the Lions need to remember is that three draft picks don't mean shit if you draft three Gosder Cheriluses next year. Don't fuck it up.