RedRamage

Your six statues of Ford Field?

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So Comerica Park has six statues of players honoring their greats.  What if Ford Field put up six statues of their own, who would they be?

The three obvious (at least to me) are:

Dutch Clark, Bobby Layne, and Barry Sanders.

Do you agree?

What about the other three? Possible candidates:

  • CJ
  • Jason Hanson
  • Charlie Sanders
  • Lem Barry
  • Dick Lane
  • Joe Schmidt
  • Doak Walker

Any others that should be listed as candidates?  And who are your six?

 

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Drop Barney and Hanson and do 8. I realize that is not a fair answer to the question, and I really don't know who my last 2 cuts would be. 

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Layne

Clark

Sanders

Schmidt

Johnson

Lem Barney

(and you'll need to add one for Stafford when he retires)

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Harrington, Long, Ware, Hipple, Hilger, and Stanton

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2 hours ago, nd1377 said:

Harrington, Long, Ware, Hipple, Hilger, and Stanton

No Best?

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Wayne Fontes should be on there. The Big Buck is the winningest coach in Lions history. Rasputin was also the only coach to lead these team to a playoff win in the Super Bowl era, also an NFC Championship game. When all you have to reward is mediocrity, you might as well give an award to the most mediocre.

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12 hours ago, RedRamage said:

No Best?

I lost sleep over it thinking about who I was going to put on the list.

Let's say you could only pick QBs for the statues, what 6 would you have? Layne, Stafford, Mitchell, etc?

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19 minutes ago, nd1377 said:

Let's say you could only pick QBs for the statues, what 6 would you have? Layne, Stafford, Mitchell, etc?

Well Clark has to be there, no question... I mean he was considered the best QBs of his era.  Granted, QB was played much differently back then, but he was still a QB.  Charter member of the Pro-HOF, helped establish the Lions in Detroit, won their first every championship.  Easy.

After that... yeah... um... 

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A few that stand out from my lifetime

Barry

CJ

Hanson

Moore

Porcher

Spielman

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William Clay Ford Sr.

Matt Millen

Marty Mornhinweg

Joey Harrington

Charles Rodgers

Rod Marinelli

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22 minutes ago, Euphdude said:

William Clay Ford Sr.

Matt Millen

Marty Mornhinweg

Joey Harrington

Charles Rodgers

Rod Marinelli

The interesting thing here is reading this post while seeing your avatar next to it.

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32 minutes ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

One of the statues should be of a brown paper bag.

Just one?

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3 minutes ago, nd1377 said:

Just one?

1. Brown bag

2. Brown bag with tears

3. Brown bag with x'd out eyes

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One huge statue with six fans marching with paper bags on their heads during the "millen man march".  Lions in a nutshell.

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Once they win the Super Bowl within the next couple seasons, old woman Ford should get the biggest statue.

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Tatum Bell with Rudi Johnson's luggage

Roy Williams with the 1st down sign

Marty Mornhinweg taking the wind

Ndamukong Suh stomping

Dan Orlovsky with his foot stepping out of the back of the endzone

Joe Cullen sitting in his car at the drive thru window

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Oh man... I forgot about the Rudi Johnson luggage thing... that's a classic and should never be forgotten.  Well deserving of a statue.

I think Roy Williams gets a bit of a bad rap here.  While he was never the superstar player that CJ was, he still was an very good receiver for a number of years.  I know his "1st down" signal iratated some people (especially when he's made it when the team was down big), but honestly it's no worse in my eyes than all the other celebrations that players do when they do a routine play.

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12 hours ago, juiceman said:

Tatum Bell with Rudi Johnson's luggage

Roy Williams with the 1st down sign

Marty Mornhinweg taking the wind

Ndamukong Suh stomping

Dan Orlovsky with his foot stepping out of the back of the endzone

Joe Cullen sitting in his car at the drive thru window

I love it. What about Jon Kitna taking his helmet off and walking off the field after he threw an interception and his teammates were chasing down the Green Bay player that intercepted the ball. 

Kitna walks off field

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.....After Green Bay went ahead for the final time, Kitna threw three interceptions in 3 minutes and two of the picks were returned for scores.

Kitna took off his helmet and walked to the sideline while his teammates were trying to stop the third interception from being returned for a touchdown.....

 

 

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Forgot about the Kitna thing.  I would also add:

Rod Marinelli with a sharp pick & shovel

Jim Schwartz throwing the challenge flag on a scoring play

-or- a combination Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh statue

Jim Caldwell with interchangeable faces, so you can change it based on his mood or reaction to something (all the faces would be the same, though)

 

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Remember when Mccarthy threw a challenge on a scoring play the same year and got no penalty? Ugh

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