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Roy Williams, Dominic Raiola Trade Jabs

Roy Williams was known for saying some outrageous things while he was in Detroit--such as pointing out the fact he doesn't tip the pizza delivery guy. His time in Dallas has not changed things.

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Williams and current Lions center Dominic Raiola traded some jabs leading up to the Cowboys-Lions showdown this week. Among the comments? Williams said former Lions general manager Matt Millen did a "great job" in Detroit. Why do you say such hurtful things Roy?

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I think Millen did a great job of putting a good football team together," Williams said. "I think we had all the pieces. I don’t think we had it internally, as far as offensive linemen -- a good, solid base for the quarterback. But skill positions, I think we were set. But it just didn’t work out. If anybody else was to play GM on those years that he had those picks, I mean, most of those picks, you would take the same people.

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Raiola didn't take kindly to Williams' comments for obvious reasons. Raiola was a part of the offensive line that Williams wasn't happy with for his entire stay in Detroit,  and immediately shot back with this:

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"That’s coming from a guy who checked out of here, and he never wanted to be here," Lions center Dominic Raiola said. "I don’t even think he’s the top receiver in Dallas anymore. So if he wants to throw shots, we can throw shots back, too. Whatever, he went to Dallas -- pretty much what I’m saying, Roy’s a front-runner. I mean, you want to talk (stuff) about us, that’s what I’m going to give you."

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I don't believe that most GM's would "take the same people" with the picks the Lions had, Roy. I have a hard time believing that most GM's would try to rebuild a team by drafting a receiver four out of five times in the top ten. And retrospectively speaking, the only receiver that the Lions appear to have gotten their money's worth from is Calvin Johnson. One out of four is not a very good percentage, not in the top ten of the draft anyway.

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