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?
The Detroit Lions made the playoffs last year, and there was excitement heading into this season. However, were people hoping for too much from this team? Why have they struggled thus far? Is there a chance for a turnaround.
The Lions have to travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. It is a tough matchup, which leads to this notion: Should the Lions be going all out to try and win this game?
With Jahvid Best on the PUP list and Mikel Leshoure out for the first two games of the season due to suspension, the Lions are shorthanded on running backs heading into the regular season. While this may be cause for concern in game two against the 49ers, Detroit shouldn’t be too concerned about their matchup against the Rams. Here’s why.
The Detroit Lions have announced that Jahvid Best and rookie CB Chris Greenwood have been placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.
“I honestly don’t know what the deal with Jahvid is,” Matthew Stafford said. “Coach Schwartz probably has a better grasp on that than any of us. We’re hoping to see him back soon if we can.”
As running back Mikel Leshoure inches closer to full health, the Lions apparently are resigned to not having the services of Jahvid Best for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.
Jahvid Best was thought to be the Lions starting RB once again this season if only he could get cleared to play.
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says he’s a little surprised and disappointed Jahvid Best hasn’t been cleared to participate in training camp.
Summer is over for the Lions, but the break continues for one player who’s been sidelined at training camp.