Comments about ‘Ziggy Ansah wasn't Detroit's top choice, Lions tried to trade fifth pick’

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Published: Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:05 a.m. MDT

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Danish American
Payson, UT

Well Chris at least BYU has a Rugby team.

South Jordan, UT

Chris B, it is interesting that you are so sensitive about Utah football. Does it bother you that BYU had the highest pick out of any school in Utah? Does it bother you that Star (a great player) couldn't cut it at BYU academically, so he went to a lower-tier academic school? (Utah)

It is puzzling that you mention rugby. Here is today' rugby headline: "Utah Utes men's rugby suspended through 2013."

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Danish and guitar,

So, did the big 12 call or not?

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

Chris I can assure you that Ziggy is wanted. Lions said they had Ziggy as third best player in the draft so I think they pretty happy with how it worked out. Just because they were interested in trading the pick doesn't mean they weren't happy to pick him, but haters are gonna hate and you'll keep trying to spin everything anti-byu.

I can't wait to see Ziggy getting sacks in the NFL and playing with Suh and Fairley. That is a great defensive line.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

I'm not sure what was the point of sharing with the public that Ansah wasn't their first choice. It diminishes Ansah as a first round draft pick, and it diminishes the Lions for having to settle for "guy #3". It's like getting married, and shortly after your wedding night, your spouse informs you that he/she only married you because their 1st AND 2nd choices weren't available.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"Does it bother you that BYU had the highest pick out of any school in Utah? Does it bother you that Star (a great player) couldn't cut it at BYU academically, so he went to a lower-tier academic school?"

First of all, Star DID "cut it" academically at the Y. After he left Snow, he had an offer on the table for both the U AND the Y. The problem was, the Y "couldn't cut it" athletically, so he went to a better FBS school. Star rejected the Y; not the other way around.

Second, Ute fans are not bothered by Ansah being picked 9 spots ahead of Star. Both were 1st round draft picks, but the order of the pick wasn't reflective of the caliber of the athlete. It was a reflection of team personnel requirements. The Lions simply didn't need a DT as much as it needed a DE. That fact was demonstrated when the Lions didn't select a single DT in the entire draft, but DID pick up 2 DEs.. Don't be so frantic and emotional.

Farmington, UT

You guys crack me up! You fall for Chris B's bait every time and facilitate the hijacking of the conversation. Leave the troll under the bridge--don't feed the trolls!

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

Crissy, Crissy, Crissy,
How come such hate? What do you have against BYU. What have they done to you to cause such vile oewings. This is not healthy for you. Let it alone and live your life.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Would of love to have Ziggy at 49ers.

You guys need to ignore reading and responding about Chris B. Stop looking at him and IGNORE HIM! It is really simple and he is acting like a little kid.

BYU sports on TV in Missouri
Lebanon, MO

Chris B.... I think you have your information mixed up. It is more like "Help wanted" for the U of U sports programs... The Only sport where the U of U has been able to take first is Skiing... and they just lost out to New Mexico... Which by the way never won a championship in any sport until they topped Utah... You probably should stock up with some more head sized brown paper bags... I think you are going to need alot of them this year.

Reasonable thinker
Murray, UT

Detroit says he was the best available player at that time and that they are happy with their pick. Hmmm...

Chris B.
Why so much hate? It wil only come around get bite you someday so I would tone it down a bit if I were you. You are an embarrasment to most civil Utah fans.
If BYU wins this fall you will never hear the end of it. Please bury the hatred and move on.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Chris B -

How's your inferiority complex working out for ya??

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

That's not true! Ziggy would have been number one if those teams did their evaluation properly.

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

As usual Crissy spews and then does not return to answer. Typical bully mentality.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Our seniors this fall will complete the 4-0 career sweep against little brother and our former rival.

When was the last time your seniors went a PERFECT 4-0 against Utah?

We OWN you.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Actually Chris B is really a great guy. He just has this insecurity about BYU. If you see his other posts he has a lot of good things to say. I'm hoping he will be able to get over his BYU complex and let his really great qualities shine.

American Fork, UT

The got Urkel!

Warrior Parent
Belle Glade, FL

How many NCAA championship games has Utah played in 2013?

Madison Square Garden Basketball?

Mike W
Syracuse, UT

Huge gamble by the Lions for a guy who really didn't produce much pass rush at BYU and was picked largely on potential. Seems like a good guy, I wish him well, and playing alongside Suh and Fairley should give him almost no double teams.

Payson, UT

why are the first two comments byu fans already defending something that hasn´t even been said? Chris B commented 3rd. How hypocritical to complain about the comments being hijacked by Mr. Annoying.

- The pick of Ansah is a little weird because the Lions do not need a defensive end. They already have returning starters on both sides. It is a tribute to Ziggy that they picked him anyways, because in their minds, he was the best player available and should have been number 3. Hope he can get substantive playing time and earn a lot of starts.

Very excited to see him play after being coached by people who really know how to coach talent. He didn´t get all he needed at BYU.

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