Found April 02, 2012 on
The running back position.
It is easily the Lions' most unstable position given the talent on staff. Expect this instability to have effects on how the Lions approach the upcoming draft.
It is true that reports are encouraging that Mikel Leshoure is on track, even ahead of schedule, to return from a devastating Achilles injury. Kevin Smith has been resigned. Jahvid Best is preparing to return with no lingering effects from the concussions he suffered last year.
This news comes as an encouraging sign for the upcoming season... if you believe it.
It's not so much a case of players or medical staff trying to lie to the public as it is the potential for false optimism.
Mikel Leshoure was dynamic... in college. But he missed his rookie year due to injury. And not just any injury but an Achilles injury. There is no telling what kind of production he is going to have. If this injury only costs him a half a step, it could significantly reduce his ability to become effective. Th...
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Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure , who missed his entire rookie season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon, will be arraigned Monday on a marijuana possession charge, the Detroit Free Press reported.
According to the Free Press, this is the second time in two months Leshoure has faced marijuana charges. On Feb. 18, he was cited during a traffic stop for possession of...
It's been a tough couple of years for the Detroit Lions' Mikel LeShoure.
A preseason Achilles tear kept him off the field for the 2011 season, and it looks like his promising career has hit another speed bump.
According to an ESPN radio report, the second-year running back from the University of Illinois was arraigned Monday on charges of marijuana possession. If the allegations...
A year ago this month, Mikel Leshoure was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.
There were high hopes for the 6-foot, 227-pound running back, but not much has gone right for Leshoure since that day.
He was scheduled to be arraigned in Berrien County (Mich.) for a second possession-of-marijuana offense in less than a month. The first came on Feb. 18...
Mike Leshoure’s NFL career consists of one torn Achilles tendon, two marijuana possession charges, one missed arraignment and ZERO carries. A 2011 second-round pick out of Illinois, Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon before preseason games began last season. His bruising running style was sorely missed in a weak Lions running game last season. Big things were expected, but...
Police say Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was caught chewing marijuana during a recent traffic stop in southwestern Michigan.
The incident on March 12 occurred less than a month after police in a different Berrien County community say they caught Leshoure with marijuana. Prosecutor Art Cotter says Leshoure was due in court Monday for the more recent case but hadn'...
Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure failed to show up in court Monday for his arraignment on a charge of marijuana possession.
Leshoure could face contempt of court charges, according to a Berrien County (Mich.) prosecutor.
The second-year running back was cited for marijuana possession twice in a two-week period.
He was arrested on March 12 when a police officer spotted...
Detroit Lions running back Mikel LeShoure is facing a possession of marijuana charge.
According to the Detroit Free Press, he'll be arraigned on Monday.
LeShoure missed his rookie season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Per the report, LeShoure was spotted trying to eat the marijuana after a traffic stop on March 12 where he was a passenger
The Detroit Lions have found their new Charles Rogers. The former first-round draft pick was long on potential, stupidity and arrests and short on production.
The guy getting ready to take Rogers place in Lions’ lore is running back Mikel Leshoure. Last year’s second-round pick has racked up two marijuana charges since February. Today, he didn’t show up for court and a warrant...
The Detroit Lions have impressively hit on almost all of their draft picks last year. The Lions only made five selections in the 2011 draft and, incredibly, three of the players have been arrested for marijuana possession since their rookie season ended.
First-round pick defensive tackle Nick Fairley (pictured at left) was spotted speeding in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday and was pulled...
One day after the Detroit Lions second round draft pick Mikel LeShoure was busted on Marijuana Possession charges, the Lions first round pick Nick Fairley busted on the same charges.
Fairley was busted in Mobile Alabama on second degree possession charges and driving on a suspended drivers license. He missed a few games due to injury last season, coming in to finish the year with...
So... Has anyone thought of introducing a 28 game season?
How about an extra 10 preseason games? Or maybe a mandatory off-season training program that runs from February to August?
This is not due to a desperate need for content. Its not an attempt to improve the quality of play,either.
No, apparently, some of the younger members of the Detroit Lions have too much time on their...