Ernie Sims Out, Keith Bulluck In? Detroit on The Way Up

Oliver SethContributor IApril 19, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01:  Keith Bullock #53 of the Tennessee Titans waits in the tunnel before player introductions during their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field on November 1, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Ahh, so the one season veteran that I want pursued may actually be pursued but now for a new reason.

To be the starting ROLB on Detroit.

His name mentioned in the title, Keith Bulluck.

Keith Bulluck is not a man unfamiliar with current Head Coach Jim Schwartz and is also very familiar with former teammate Kyle VandenBosch.

Bulluck may be very enticed at reuniting with both his former coordinator and also the former team mate but starting is always a plus.

Ernie Sims who was the starter for 12 of the 16 games last year and amassed 49 tackles this season, was sub par from his selection ninth overall under the Millen era. Some of which made controversy for not selecting QB Jay Cutler who fell to the Broncos a few picks later.

But that's another argument.

Today, Sims was traded to Eagles in part of a three-way deal with Denver as well, and acquired the touchdown fiend that we know as Tony Scheffler.

Scheffler began to lose his job when McDaniels was named Head Coach and was to a former player under McDaniels. Daniel Graham.

Which made Scheffler expendable.

But the trade does ask one thing, is the 20th selection in last year's draft Brandon Pettigrew still ailing on injury, why else do we need TE help?

That question will be asked as long as we don't see Pettigrew on the field.

Another thing we got for Sims was the Broncos seventh round pick, making now a total of eight picks, and a little more leeway to trade into the sixth or maybe even fifth round of the draft if need be.

Back to Bulluck.

Bulluck may be aging, but with two potential replacements still needing to learn a bit more with Zach Follet(special teams standout) and another former Millen pick in Jordan Dizon, we may just have enough time with Bulluck and develop them into superstars.

All in all, Detroit is being smarter and smarter and making moves to shut out the Millen era, the only player that will remain from the Millen era is Calvin Johnson, and that's within reason.

He's Calvin Johnson.

Keith Bulluck had more then double the tackles then Sims last year and will easily be able to produce those numbers if not more if and when signed by Detroit.

So in the late term Detroit trades Sims and gets Scheffler, a seventh, and Keith Bulluck.

How much could Detroit win in that trade?

Detroit is on the right track. Mayhew has impressed us all.