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Category: ‘Running Backs’

Detroit Lions Move to Secure Joique Bell Good for Franchise and Community
March 12th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Once in a while, a special player comes along that a team just doesn't need to lose. Such is the case with Joique Bell, who agreed to a three year contract extension with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday just before free agency opened. ***PHOTO1*** Considering Bell is from Benton Harbor and went...

Detroit Lions’ Positional Recap, Running Back Edition: Reggie Bush and Joique Bell Ideal 1-2
February 4th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Every Monday/Tuesday during the winter, we're taking a closer look back at the progression of every position on the Detroit Lions during the 2013 season. Entering 2013, the Detroit Lions hadn't enjoyed a quality rushing attack in a long time, but that changed in a dramatic way when the team added Reggie Bush from...

Hardworking Detroit Lions’ Running Back Joique Bell Takes Enthusiasm to New York and Broadway
January 30th, 2014 at 4:09 PM
The Detroit Lions fell short of their dream of making the Super Bowl in New York this season, but that didn't prevent Joique Bell from stealing the show in the Big Apple anyway, both literally and figuratively. ***PHOTO1*** Wednesday night, Bell, the current Lions' running back and former star runner from Wayne State...

Former Detroit Lions’ Running Back Jahvid Best to Sue NFL, Riddell Over Concussions
January 29th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
The biggest hot button issue in football is head injuries and the ways in which the league is dealing with them. The Detroit Lions have hardly been immune in the discussion, and now, Jahvid Best has brought them back into the forefront. ***PHOTO1*** Best, who can no longer play football due to a...

Running Game Represents Why Ken Whisenhunt’s Offense Might Work Perfectly with Detroit Lions
January 6th, 2014 at 2:30 PM
On Sunday, the San Diego Chargers ran over the Cincinnati Bengals en-route to a dominating 27-10 victory in the Wild Card round. Phillip Rivers had an average, 12/16, 128 yard passing day with one touchdown. ***PHOTO1*** For folks watching with designs of Chargers' offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt becoming the Detroit Lions' next head...

Detroit Lions’ Injury Report: Chris Houston Returns Despite Foot Injury, Reggie Bush on Sidelines
December 4th, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Detroit Lions' Injury Report catches fans up on the latest news from the infirmary. Taking on the Green Bay Packers without Aaron Rodgers allowed the Detroit Lions to survive the loss of cornerback Chris Houston, who was forced to sit out with a foot injury. Now, a week before taking on the...

Detroit Lions Place Montell Owens on Injured Reserve; Sign Tight End Dorin Dickerson
November 19th, 2013 at 3:11 PM
After getting Montell Owens back temporarily, the Detroit Lions lost their special teams ace once again due to injury, this time for good. Tuesday, Owens was placed on injured reserve which effectively ends his 2013 season. To fill his roster spot, the Lions brought back monstrous tight end Dorin Dickerson, who...

Reggie Bush’s Solid Running is Biggest Reason for Detroit Lions’ Late Game Success
November 12th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Though Jim Schwartz wouldn't admit it on Monday afternoon, Reggie Bush was the biggest reason the Detroit Lions swept the Chicago Bears and put themselves in great position atop the NFC North division. Bush was the first Lions' runner since Barry Sanders to go for 100 yards twice in one season...

Inside the Numbers: Detroit Lions Have a Chance to Run the Ball Against Chicago Bears Again
November 9th, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Perhaps the biggest talking point from the last game which saw the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears butt heads was the surprising effectiveness of Detroit's running game. Reggie Bush had a nearly unstoppable day, and that was what doomed Chicago the most on defense during one of their worst performances...

Detroit Lions Midseason Report: Offense Has Chance to Thrive in Favorable Final Eight Games
October 30th, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Detroit Lions' Midseason Report is a three part series examining the strengths and weaknesses of the offense, defense and special teams from the first eight games while casting a look ahead to the second half of the season. Through eight games, the Detroit Lions' offense is impressing. Statistically, they're the second ranked...

Detroit Lions Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Offense Against the Cincinnati Bengals
October 21st, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Every Monday during the regular season, the "Detroit Lions' Scorecard" will take a closer look at the on field performance of an important positional group and rank their performance during the prior game. The Detroit Lions offense was good enough to put up 24 points against the Cincinnati Bengals' tough defense...

With or Without Israel Idonije’s Help, the Detroit Lions Still Manhandled the Chicago Bears’ Defense
October 1st, 2013 at 1:33 PM
Who doesn't love an NFL conspiracy? Some Chicago Bears, after getting embarrassed on the ground by Reggie Bush and the Detroit Lions to the tune of 159 yards, apparently do. Their assertion? Former Bears' defensive lineman Israel Idonije fed his new offense line signals, leading to their success. Lions' coach Jim Schwartz was...

The Detroit Lions Must First Showcase Mikel Leshoure to Have a Shot at Trading Him
September 24th, 2013 at 2:05 PM
For the second week in a row, Jim Schwartz towed the company line as it related to underused running back Mikel Leshoure. The former second round pick who's become an afterthought with the signing of Reggie Bush and emergence of Joique Bell has failed to find playing time in the Detroit...

Detroit Lions’ Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Running Backs Against the Buffalo Bills
September 2nd, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Every Monday during the regular season, the "Detroit Lions' Scorecard" will take a closer look at the on field performance of an important positional group and rank their performance during the prior game. Few positions the Detroit Lions feature in 2013 will be more jam packed than running back, and the...

Detroit Lions’ Tuesday 10, Number 2: Reggie Bush’s Running, Recieving Impact Will Help Entire Team
August 27th, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Welcome to Tuesday 10, where every Tuesday over the summer, we'll count down 10 Detroit Lions who are vital to the team's success in 2013. Today, we hit the second spot by analyzing a free agent addition who'll be counted on to boost the offense statistically given his dual role. When...

Detroit Lions’ Special Teams Dodge Bullet with Health of Montell Owens
August 25th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Following a tough day of injury news, the Detroit Lions got a major break on at least one account, learning that special teams wiz Montell Owens wouldn't miss much time with his gruesome looking knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** Late Saturday, Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com reported that Owens was walking in the locker room with...

Detroit Lions’ “Inside the Numbers:” Despite Reggie Bush’s Recieving Impact, Cautionary Tale Exists
August 21st, 2013 at 11:46 AM
When the Detroit Lions signed Reggie Bush, most analysts figured they'd use him in a dual role. In today's NFL, though, defenses always have designs of stopping big contributors and often find success doing so, making balance important. Bush's across the board impact started to be felt during the Lions' preseason...

Detroit Lions Release Jahvid Best, Who Called Experience in Detroit “Special”
July 17th, 2013 at 7:44 PM
The unfortunate final chapter of Jahvid Best's football life came to an end Wednesday afternoon, when the Detroit Lions released the speedy running back after his career was slowed by a series of devastating concussions. ***PHOTO1*** Best, who last played for the Lions in 2011, was shelved the entire 2012 season with...

If Detroit Lions’ Running Backs Contribute, Team Could Resemble 2009 New Orleans Saints
July 14th, 2013 at 9:33 AM
It's been the major argument for the last four years. The Detroit Lions need more production out of their running game. With Matthew Stafford now locked up by a new contract extension and Calvin Johnson without a top name running mate, that notion has never been more true. ***PHOTO1*** That's why this season...

Matthew Stafford on “Mike and Mike:” Pressure to Win Comes from Myself, not Detroit Lions’ Extension
July 11th, 2013 at 9:26 AM
Matthew Stafford is getting plenty of press after signing a lengthy, lucrative contract extension with the Detroit Lions. This morning, Stafford joined Mike & Mike to discuss the ins and outs of the deal, the criticism that has come as a result, as well as his expectations for the upcoming...