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    Hakim scored the first-ever touchdown at Ford Field when he took a reverse handoff from Eddie Drummond on a punt return and raced 72 yards for a score September 22, 2002 against Green Bay.
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  • #2
    Re: Did You Guys know that.......

    You know, I find that tidbit more interesting than any debate over Warner's recent play with the Giants.


    • #3
      Re: Did You Guys know that.......

      You know, I find that tidbit more interesting than any debate over Warner's recent play with the Giants.
      Well, then.....I guess my time was well-spent. :redface:
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      • #4
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        Once again with the injury to Charles Rogers, Hakim is going to have to step up for the Lions and be the receiver Detroit thought they were getting in 2002. I think Hakim is definitely more suited for the slot, and the Lions trying to use him as an A or B is a mistake. Unfortunately, it seems like a corner they're backed in to.


        • #5
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          Az has had the injury bug so bad there isn't a strong enough repellant for him. However, he will produce in this offense this year with Rogers out.

          Detroit isn't that far off from being very dangerous.


          • #6
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            They definitely benefit from the Packers looking so weak. They're going to have to win that division though if they want to see the playoffs. I don't see the wild card spots going to a second team in the NFC North.


            • #7
              Re: Did You Guys know that.......

              Az has also had the fumblitis bug as well. he had so much potential but i'm not really sad he left. although, i did laugh my butt off this year when the lions drafted roy williams, sending az to the #3 spot he left in st. louis.


              • #8
                Re: Did You Guys know that.......

                Originally posted by DJRamFan
                Az has also had the fumblitis bug as well. he had so much potential but i'm not really sad he left. although, i did laugh my butt off this year when the lions drafted roy williams, sending az to the #3 spot he left in st. louis.
                Yeah, but then again, he's probably still making more money there then he would have been here.


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                  Its offical

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                  The Detroit Lions and unrestricted free agent wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim have reached an agreement on a five-year, $16 million contract, has learned.

                  Hakim's agent, Rocky Arceneaux, confirmed the deal, which will include a signing bonus of more than $5 million.

                  The addition of Hakim, a four-year veteran who made his name with the St. Louis Rams, fills the Lions' desperate need for speed. One of the NFL's quickest players, Hakim will team with incumbent Lions starter Johnnie Morton to dramatically upgrade the Detroit receiving corps.

                  Hakim, 24, has been the No. 3 wide receiver for the Rams, behind Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. But the Rams acknowledged early in free agency that Hakim's price tag probably would be too exorbitant for them to have a chance of retaining him. St. Louis officials will meet on Friday with unrestricted free agent Jacquez Green, formerly of Tampa Bay, and he becomes the frontrunner to replace Hakim there.

                  The Lions have also been in contact with free agent wide receiver Corey Bradford of Green Bay, had tentatively scheduled a Friday visit, but may now cancel that.

                  A former San Diego State star, Hakim is among the NFL's quickest and most explosive players. The only issues surrounding him are his size (5 feet 10, 178 pounds) and propensity for fumbling, especially on punt returns. Rams coach Mike Martz replaced him in the return game late in the '01 season after his fourth fumble.

                  It will be interesting to monitor Hakim's production now that he will be a starter and not surrounded by as much talent. There is little doubt, however, that he is a proven playmaker and a critical acquisition for the Lions, who likely will turn to second-year quarterback Mike McMahon as the starter in 2002.

                  During his St. Louis tenure, Hakim caught 148 passes for 2,032 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also returned 112 punts for an 11.4-yard average and two touchdowns, and rushed 22 times for 143 yards and one score. A fourth-round pick in the 1998 draft, Hakim appeared in 56 games and started 10 contests.
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                • xfactor28
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                  by: South Side Gridiron (dodgersyear03) Dec 4 12:38am
                  I'm am sick and tired of hearing about Joey Harrington.

                  He plays for the Lions.

                  Name one GREAT qb that played for the Lions.

                  tick, tick.

                  After watching the Thanksgiving game of him hitting receiver after receiver on the numbers only for them to drop the pass I have came to the conclusion that it is time for Joey to move on.

                  Green Bay? Baltimore?

                  Sorry you got drafted by the Lions, bro.
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