Deion says Lions should give Pacman a shot
As the Detroit Lions prepare to exercise the second pick in the draft tonight, and likely add Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, they have other gaping holes to fill on Jim Schwartz’s defense.
Here’s a fit for one of them, according to Deion Sanders: Pacman Jones.
The Lions have already shown interest in Jones, and another veteran cornerback they were eyeing, Lito Sheppard, has signed with NFC North rival Minnesota. Jones could be in play for the Lions next week after the dust from the draft settles.
"(Lions GM Martin Mayhew) understands what Adam can bring to the table," Sanders told John Niyo of the Detroit News. "And one of his biggest supporters is the head coach that he actually played for (in Tennessee.) So I'm hoping that they see it in their heart to give him another opportunity, I really do. We just want to give Pac one more chance."
If Sanders’ advice carries any weight with Mayhew, who he played with at Florida State, remains to be seen. Jones is getting a final chance from the NFL and the 26-year-old figures to make a comeback this season. Where? He doesn’t have many other options that the Lions right now, not known options anyway.
"He's been ready to come back even last year," Sanders said. "Let me give you a statistic that many people don't know. If you take away the incident that the kid had with his own security guard in Dallas, he behaved properly for three straight years. The year preceding him getting back into the game, that whole year (in 2008), and last year you didn't hear no problems (when) he didn't play football.
"Now when you have idle time, the Bible says that's the devil's workshop. He had a whole year of idle time and last year you heard nothing from him. ... He is doing a wonderful job. I'm proud of him as a man. His fianc