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Why Can’t The Lions Find A Running Game?

The Detroit Lions have not been successful running the ball in a long time. They haven’t had a 1,000 yard rusher in ages. Why has this been the case, and what should they do?


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Pick-A-Side: Best Lions First Round Draft Picks

Who are the best first round draft picks made by the Detroit Lions? Who will end up in the number one slot? Will it be Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Barry Sanders, Ndamukong Suh or someone else?

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos after a reception during the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Will Calvin End Up Being A Greater Lion Than Barry?

Some will call it sacreligious to suggest, but I’m gonna do it anyway.

97.1 The Ticket–08/21/2012

Barry Sanders #20 former Detroit Lions running back looks on from the tunnel prior to being honored at half time during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 23, 2007 at Ford Field. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Sanders To Cast Prints For Detroit Legends Plaza

Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders is set to cast his handprints and signature in cement for permanent exhibit at the Detroit Historical Society’s Detroit Legends Plaza.

97.1 The Ticket–07/31/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES: Detroit Lions runningback Barry Sanders (C) is tackled by the San Francisco 49ers' Lee Woodall (54) and Chris Doleman (R) during their Monday Night Football match in San Francisco, CA 14 December. AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP/Getty Images)

The Curse Of Barry Sanders

On Monday’s show, as we were discussing Lions running back Mikel Leshoure and his latest marijuana-related scrap with the police – Wojo unearthed the “Curse of Barry Sanders”.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2012

Barry Sanders (WWJ Photo: Sandra McNeill)

Lions Great Barry Sanders Files For Divorce

The couple, who live in West Bloomfield, have three children. Sanders is seeking joint custody.

CBS Detroit–02/27/2012

Barry Sanders (WWJ Photo: Sandra McNeill)

Barry Sanders Says Lions Met His Expectations This Year

The Lions playoff appearance last weekend is still fresh in Sanders’ mind. He says the Lions met his expectations this year, especially Quarterback Matthew Stafford.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2012

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Pat Caputo: More impressive? Matthew Stafford’s 5,000 Yards Passing Or Barry Sanders 2,000 Yards Rushing?

When Barry Sanders topped the 2,000-yard rushing mark in 1997 at the Silverdome during a late-season game vs. the New York Jets, it was the cause of a big celebration.

97.1 The Ticket–01/03/2012

DETROIT - DECEMBER 23:  Barry Sanders #20 former Detroit Lions running back looks on from the tunnel prior to being honored at half time during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 23, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit wont he game 25-20. (Photo By Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Barry Sanders: Penn State’s Paterno Is ‘Honorable Man’

“Bad things happen…It could’ve happened anywhere, not just with any program, it just happened to happen at Penn State,” Barry Sanders told WWJ’s Ron Dewey.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2011

Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Lions Longstanding RB Problems Return

The curse of Barry Sanders? That’s probably a reach, but there certainly seems to be a cloud over the running back position in Detroit.

97.1 The Ticket–10/21/2011