Three Degrees Of Pat Caputo

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Three things to consider about the Lions trading Ernie Sims and getting tight end Tony Scheffler in return:

1. Scheffler is an exceptional receiver with great speed and athleticism for the position. He was only available because of a dispute in Denver with Broncos coach Josh McDaniels. He and Jay Cutler were buddies.

2. The Lions did not think Sims was even the short-term answer at linebacker.

3. It could open the door for the Lions taking a middle linebacker in the second round (Brandon Spike?) and keeping DeAndre Levy in Sims’ outside spot, where he played so effectively last season.

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