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tyton75
06-07-2006, 10:06 PM
Colts | Lilja released
Wed, 7 Jun 2006 19:48:04 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts have released OG Ryan Lilja.


Would we have any interest this time around??

BigRock
06-07-2006, 10:07 PM
Wow, wasn't he starting for them?

chubychecker
06-07-2006, 10:11 PM
yep, he was starting for them. We should have never let him go in the first place. I'm afraid the money isn't there to get him back. I would love to see him in the red and gold though.

tyton75
06-07-2006, 10:12 PM
yeah, I thought even Vermeil stated that it was his biggest error as Chiefs coach was letting him go

Mr. Laz
06-07-2006, 10:12 PM
Wow, wasn't he starting for them?
at least part of the time he was ... basically as a rookie too



surprised by that move




would be a good backup for us ... maybe replace shields next year.

milkman
06-07-2006, 10:13 PM
The question is, why did the Colts release him?

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 10:14 PM
Indeed...Why?

I'll wager the Chiefs are looking into it, if there isn't
a good reason for him to be released.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-07-2006, 10:16 PM
Manning needed a guy to throw under the bus for the 'protection problems' and they couldn't afford to take the cap hit of letting go of Tarik Glenn :shrug:

Dunit35
06-07-2006, 10:16 PM
This could be good news. I wonder what is wrong with him!

tyton75
06-07-2006, 10:20 PM
Did they draft another Guard with a high pick?

Pitt Gorilla
06-07-2006, 10:22 PM
I hated the move when we released him. However, after watching him on TV whenever I could, I saw him get owned more than I saw him play well. It doesn't surprise me much that he got released.

nychief
06-07-2006, 10:23 PM
Will Shields replacement.

KChiefs1
06-07-2006, 10:24 PM
Lilja is a Chiefs fan so I bet he has already contacted them. It will be interesting to follow this story.

Chiefaholic
06-07-2006, 11:12 PM
If he's willing to come back at a minimal contract, I'de like to see him take a 2nd tour through KC. He looked to have alot of potential in KC befor attempting to put him on the PC. Bring him back and let him learn from one of the best guards of all time.

Guru
06-07-2006, 11:13 PM
Manning needed a guy to throw under the bus for the 'protection problems' and they couldn't afford to take the cap hit of letting go of Tarik Glenn :shrug:


Good ol' Feyton. :rolleyes:

He is SUCH a team player.

Mecca
06-07-2006, 11:15 PM
Good ol' Feyton. :rolleyes:

He is SUCH a team player.

I hope you're saying this tongue in cheek........

RockChalk
06-07-2006, 11:16 PM
Colts | Lilja released
Wed, 7 Jun 2006 19:48:04 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts have released OG Ryan Lilja.


Would we have any interest this time around??


Could we get a source for this please? I've looked on ESPN, CNNSI, NFL, Colts website, Indy newspaper, KC newspaper...nothing regarding this

Chiefaholic
06-07-2006, 11:19 PM
It's on KFFL... They're pretty reliable with their information.

Chief Chief
06-07-2006, 11:22 PM
Let's try this in alphabetical order: First, we get Law..then we get Lilja.

Guru
06-07-2006, 11:24 PM
I hope you're saying this tongue in cheek........


Are you kidding me? He is a prima donna jerk. Yes I could say much worse but I won't.

RockChalk
06-07-2006, 11:25 PM
It's on KFFL... They're pretty reliable with their information.

Thanks, NFL.com has a list of team transactions from the last week, including today, and there is no mention of it.

Tribal Warfare
06-07-2006, 11:26 PM
It's on KFFL... They're pretty reliable with their information.

Remember , the Cory Dillon ordeal, when they took comments off CP and actually tried to pass it off as fact that KC signed him. I'll reserve my judgement on this until other sources come forth

RockChalk
06-07-2006, 11:43 PM
I will also hold out on getting my panties twisted up about this until someone who is reputable releases this information.

CoMoChief
06-07-2006, 11:51 PM
yeah, I thought even Vermeil stated that it was his biggest error as Chiefs coach was letting him go


He said down in last seasons pro bowl that it was the letting go of Donnie Edwards that he regretted the most from what I hear from someone on here.

Mecca
06-07-2006, 11:58 PM
Are you kidding me? He is a prima donna jerk. Yes I could say much worse but I won't.

Ok, that's fine to not like the guy but to act like he makes player personel decisions is absurd.

Guru
06-07-2006, 11:59 PM
Ok, that's fine to not like the guy but to act like he makes player personel decisions is absurd.


I never said that. The previous poster said that.

And yes, it is absurd. Doesn't change the fact that I don't see him as much of a team player.

Cochise
06-08-2006, 12:16 AM
Liljesus released? How is this possible?

Pitt Gorilla
06-08-2006, 01:45 AM
Liljesus released? How is this possible?He and Rich Scanlon are opening a school of badass in Bannister Mall, per WarPants Illustrated.

Guru
06-08-2006, 02:18 AM
He and Rich Scanlon are opening a school of badass in Bannister Mall, per WarPants Illustrated.


Scanlon would never accept help. He is too good. Or BAD in this case. :)

Moooo
06-08-2006, 02:23 AM
He and Rich Scanlon are opening a school of badass in Bannister Mall, per WarPants Illustrated.

I don't go up to KC but 3 times a year or so, but this would be the first thing to OPEN in Bannister Mall since 1996, right? :)

Sorry, but I drive by there constantly when I'm in KC. My grandparents live about 5 blocks south of Bannister, just off of Hillcrest. This, I'm sure, makes the joke funnier to me, seeing the decay.

Moooo

Guru
06-08-2006, 02:47 AM
I don't go up to KC but 3 times a year or so, but this would be the first thing to OPEN in Bannister Mall since 1996, right? :)

Sorry, but I drive by there constantly when I'm in KC. My grandparents live about 5 blocks south of Bannister, just off of Hillcrest. This, I'm sure, makes the joke funnier to me, seeing the decay.

Moooo


If Scanlon were to open a business in Bannister Mall, it would revitalize the entire business district there. The money would start rolling in.

Moooo
06-08-2006, 02:49 AM
If Scanlon were to open a business in Bannister Mall, it would revitalize the entire business district there. The money would start rolling in.

Well then, for my Grammy and Grampy's sake of a good real-estate investment, let it happen!

That place gives me the heebie jeebies now. It used to be a cool place to hang out where we'd actually get dropped off (when I was like 13). Now that I'm 22, I'm scared to death.

Please, Rich?

Moooo

Guru
06-08-2006, 02:52 AM
Well then, for my Grammy and Grampy's sake of a good real-estate investment, let it happen!

That place gives me the heebie jeebies now. It used to be a cool place to hang out where we'd actually get dropped off (when I was like 13). Now that I'm 22, I'm scared to death.

Please, Rich?

Moooo
ROFL ROFL

I know what you mean. I used to go there all the time in the late 80's when it was really the place to be. It is just a dump now.

jspchief
06-08-2006, 05:30 AM
I'm not sure I understand all the "maybe we can get him back" posts. The guy was an undrafted rookie, and he just got cut from a team that isn't exactly loaded with O-linemen.

I don't think I'd want him over any of the guys currently on our roster. What's with the love affair?

Saulbadguy
06-08-2006, 05:43 AM
Not a great athlete, but he's tough and he's bright. Wouldn't mind having him here, again.

the Talking Can
06-08-2006, 07:49 AM
dude started for 2 years on one of the best offenses in the league...he s certainly worth a look...can't figure why they would release him

RockChalk
06-08-2006, 08:13 AM
there still is no source for this........

ct
06-08-2006, 08:27 AM
Keep in mind guys, that while he was a starter for Indy, their O-Line had some issues, and perhaps in the grand scheme, he's not yet a real starter material.

If we could get him for a reasonable price, I'd love to get him back for OG depth, as it looks once again as Welbourne could be playing RT, rather than his natural guard position.

ct
06-08-2006, 08:35 AM
I'm not sure I understand all the "maybe we can get him back" posts. The guy was an undrafted rookie, and he just got cut from a team that isn't exactly loaded with O-linemen.

I don't think I'd want him over any of the guys currently on our roster. What's with the love affair?

So you would prefer we keep that training camp roster spot open for someone else?

Frankie
06-08-2006, 09:59 AM
I'm not sure I understand all the "maybe we can get him back" posts. The guy was an undrafted rookie, and he just got cut from a team that isn't exactly loaded with O-linemen.

I don't think I'd want him over any of the guys currently on our roster. What's with the love affair?
I tend to agree with this post. But, if cheap, what's the hurt in bringing him in for the camp.

Also, isn't Lilja pretty undersized?

Brock
06-08-2006, 10:06 AM
dude started for 2 years on one of the best offenses in the league...he s certainly worth a look...can't figure why they would release him

Coach Manning said so.

Mr. Laz
06-08-2006, 11:23 AM
he is still listed on the colts official website roster


roster was updated today .... shows the addition of terrance wilkins that was signed june 1st.






65 Lilja, Ryan OG 6-2 290 3 Kansas State W-04 (KC) PHOTOS

http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=roster

Bill Lundberg
06-08-2006, 12:00 PM
Colts | Lilja remains on roster
Thu, 8 Jun 2006 09:51:20 -0700

Correcting previous reports, the Indianapolis Colts have not released OG Ryan Lilja as previously reported. KFFL apologies for the previous erroneous report.

the Talking Can
06-08-2006, 12:32 PM
KKFL probably pays for premium at WPI

ct
06-08-2006, 12:45 PM
Colts | Lilja remains on roster
Thu, 8 Jun 2006 09:51:20 -0700

Correcting previous reports, the Indianapolis Colts have not released OG Ryan Lilja as previously reported. KFFL apologies for the previous erroneous report.

ROFL

That had to hurt! Not even a CYA spin on it, just "uh ... we screwed up, sorry."

C-Mac
06-08-2006, 02:26 PM
yeah, I thought even Vermeil stated that it was his biggest error as Chiefs coach was letting him go

I dont think he was cut, I believe he was taken from the practice squad or when trying to clear waivers. DV was mad that they spent so much time grooming then only to lose him because of the player limit he so much hated.

Kerberos
06-08-2006, 04:44 PM
KKFL probably pays for premium at <a href="http://chiefsplanet.com">WPI</a>


ROFL

Almost spit diet coke all over my desk!

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