The Detroit Lions Glover Quin safety was cut Friday, February 15, 2019. Dave Birkett, free sports writer, breaks down what he means to break down, he discusses the NFL draft.
Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press
I could not give myself to Glover Quin's hands shaking at the end of the season. I did not want to leave, and I did not want to convince a proud player by too much.
The integrity of the professional athlete can be eliminated by staff. It comes down to money or performance, or both. When a player is a virtual certainty, and I respect his professionalism in dealing with reporters, I often heal his hand and thank him. I did this to people like Larry Warford and Nate Burleson, who was delighted to cover.
Glover Safety Quin talks with other players after the Detroit Lions training camp at their practice facility in Allen Park on Sat. July 28, 2018. (Photo11: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)
But there is a difference between Quin. The veteran Detroit Safety lens, released Friday to conserve money to preserve $ 6.25 million, the iron field and the room had a iron man. I did not know a player with a personal professional, in the field, and out of the field, more than Quin.
I did not have close personal relationships with Quin as I played with other players. But in many ways it was the heart of the Lions. The soul of the team and its real leader.
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On the field
Quin played every 96 game of six seasons with the Lions and rarely came out of the pitch – until last season. That is when the cost of protection costs fell significantly by 84 percent from almost 97 percent in 2017. The lowest number before the last season was 91.2 percent in 2015.
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Quin would be easy to complain after everything he did to the Lion. But it was not and even after some bad loss of the last season he spoke after each game.
Quin did not only have a great and consistent player, bringing the Pro Bowl in 2014 with the NFL seven best interventions, but was a tutor, mentor, a Union advocate and a clear example of players Young about how to be a responsible professional. It was Quin and Rashean Mathis who took Darius Slay under their wings and helped shape it to elite backlands.
If Quin was playing in New York or New England, or if the Lions did more than playoffs only twice during his tenant, he could be more grateful throughout the series. However, like many of the Lions players outstanding over the years, his legacy is lost around the series in the mediocrity ashes of the Lions.
This will not help when the national media comes to Detroit, they just ask to sit down with Matthew Stafford as they walk out thinking that the Lions are no more than a smart hand with a strong hand.
Quin lost a seasonal stage at 32 years. The NFL is a very fast game and the difference between 15 yards and long travel is a half-step. It was clear that it was time for Quin to leave the Lions, and he probably missed out, but he will not miss his team-wide deficit on the field and out of the pitch.
16. Quin Glover Safety Safety: $ 15 million (Photo11: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)
It was Wednesday the day on Wednesday, or as it is called reporters, Quinsday. Every Wednesday during the season, Quin would stand on his crunch and spoke on the 45 minutes full of media access. You can ask anything on the record.
For the most part, NFL players are presenting. The stars often speak only once a week on the program and there are a number of topics that they will not be in touch with. Not quin There was no question that he did not respond, and he often sent a long dissertation.
I have enjoyed Quin about various topics from time to time. He always hit his beloved Houston and we would argue about the city's merits. When my hometown is Los Angeles Dodgers lost with the Astros in the World Series 2017, it was openly open to my pain. (Thank you, GQ. It still hurts.) And sometimes when I tried to push it too long, he would put his eyes forward and said, "This man."
He liked to beavers reporters too. One of his schticks was that he read nothing about Detroit's reporters and instead he received all his sports news from the Bleacher Report, who has no blow reporter covering the Lions. It's a bit like walking into your local hardware store and telling the owner that you buy everything online from Home Depot.
Of course, it was baloney. Athletes read everything about themselves and their teams. And Quin was among the most familiar players I knew. Trends, gossip, rumors, you name it. He knew what was going on and he always had an opinion.
The next stop: Ring of honor
The Lions made the right thing Friday by releasing a statement from general manager Bob Quinn thanking Quin for his service.
"We thank Glover for his outstanding contributions to the Detroit Lens during his season with our team," Quinn said. "Since Glover joined the organization in 2013, he has demonstrated everything that makes him become a real professional in this series – as both the field and the greatest voice in the community. The coach (Matt) Patricia and I respect him as a person and a player, and we have nothing to do but the best thing in the future. "
In a few years, the Quin Leons should enter their honor ring, called Pride of the Lions. It's more than worth it, and when it comes back to the ceremony, I will definitely prove its hand.
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