I chuckled when I read what Louis Delmas told Free Press’ Dave Birkett today. It was classic Delmas — funny, pointed, but in the end, sort of off the point.
He compared himself to a jilted lover, telling Birkett: “I almost feel like a girlfriend waiting at home that’s got a boyfriend that’s cheating on her. But it is what it is. I’m trying to see if I can stay at home and get a couple more years out of him.”
Then he added this: “The Lions are cheating on me. They’re going to the club every damn night and staying out late night, trying to come back home to Daddy. But it’s all right.”
Well, here’s the thing. The Lions have been asking Delmas to go clubbing for two years and he kept telling them he had a knee ache. That’s why they are going out trolling for safeties. They want one or two that are both able and available.
It truly is a sad story, though, because when healthy, there is no other safety the Lions would rather dance with than Delmas. I am not sure the medical exam he took Friday will be conclusive enough for the team to believe he can play a full season.
I hope I am wrong.