Detroit Lions: Martell Webb

QOTW: Free year's supply of what?

November, 13, 2013
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Nate Burleson received a free year's supply of DiGiorno Pizza coupons in October, sparking his interest in possibly putting together a commercial for them and also, well, a lot of free pizza.

It also gave us an idea. What do other Lions want a free year's supply of? And what about Burleson himself? Welcome to this week's Question of the Week (also featuring a guest appearance by a Pittsburgh Steeler).

Wide receiver Nate Burleson: I don’t know but I’m racking up these year supplies, though. Year supply of Skittles. Just got the box today.

What did you get a year’s supply of Skittles for?

Burleson: I don’t know, man. I’m getting a lot of stuff these days. Dearborn Brands meat, I think I’m turning into the food guy. Send him some food, he’ll Instagram yet.

So like Nate’s Bistro? Nate’s restaurant?

Burleson: Cafe Nate.

Burleson (later): I’m getting hooked up, man. Skittles sent me this man, yeah. All I got to do is put my Skittles grin on, Instagram it. You feel me? Put my hat on, gotta represent the D while I’m doing it. You know what I’m saying. ... Year’s supply. Free Skittles. You guys like Skittles?

WR Jeremy Ross: That’s a good question. Girl Scout cookies. Thin mints. They the bomb. Best cookies out, made. I’m telling you. That would be on point. On point.

CB Rashean Mathis: Golf balls. I’m an avid golfer.

Avid or average?

Mathis: Avid. I’m way above average. That’s what I do. I probably have fallen in love with that more than anything else, other than my wife and son.

WR Kevin Ogletree: Gas. Why do you think?

I have my reasons.

Ogletree: If you didn’t have to pay for gas, you would go everywhere and everything would be convenient.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown: Dental floss. I love to floss, especially after you eat a lot. I usually keep a couple in my pocket just to make sure my teeth are clean and make sure I don’t get cavities at the dentist. I floss every time after I eat.

C Dominic Raiola: No idea. I mean, steak? Filet mignon. You have a year’s supply, it’s expensive and I eat it a lot.

TE Joseph Fauria: Oh jeez. Gotta be food. Gotta be a food. Double-doubles. In N' Out double-doubles.

TE Brandon Pettigrew: That's tough. Anything? Ooh. I have no idea what I would pick. Probably, I have no idea. I want to say something right in front of me like lotion but I'd probably say shoes or something. I don't know. Probably be something food related, like chips or something.

TE Martell Webb: Jordans.

WR Kris Durham: I would take a year’s supply of, that’s tough. A year’s supply of, to go with the food aspect, I’d go with Chipotle burritos.

That’s probably what I’d go with, too.

Durham: Yeah, it’s pretty solid.
Good morning and ROOOAAARRR!!!!

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Martell Webb didn't play much at Michigan. Stuck in an offense that didn't utilize tight ends and with Kevin Koger ahead of him, Webb's opportunity just never came.

The NFL, though, apparently sees something it likes in Webb, who had nine catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns in his college career. The Detroit Lions brought the tight end onto its practice squad this week -- Webb's seventh team since 2011.

"It's all been a learning experience," Webb said. "It's actually made me stronger throughout this whole time. I'm just grinding, going to grind it out, work hard. That's all I can do, and let the rest play out."

Webb's journey back home -- he is originally from Michigan as well -- started in Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent, and continued to the New York Jets, Tampa Bay, Arizona, Indianapolis, Tennessee and, now, Detroit.

The Lions brought Webb in because they have only two healthy tight ends -- Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria. The team cut Dorin Dickerson and Tony Scheffler earlier this season, and rookie Michael Williams is on injured reserve.

"Well, we needed a tight end. We were light on tight ends. Particularly with practice, it was hindering our ability to practice," coach Jim Schwartz said. "We were using defensive linemen and linebackers to get scout-team reps, and that played a big part. He worked out for us yesterday and showed some pretty good things.

"He’s a big strong guy. More of a blocking-type tight end, but he’ll fit in nicely for us.”

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