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The Lions had a grand total of four runs of 20-plus yards this season three by running back Joique Bell and one by receiver Mike Thomas, Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com reports.
That was tied with San Diego for the fewest in the league. For comparisons sake, the Vikings led the NFL with 33.
A lot of that can be attributed to big-play threat Jahvid Best never being able to get activated because of a concussion.
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admitted his biggest regret following this past 4-12 season was relying too much on Best being cleared for physical contact.
"We need that shifty back that can come in and be a change-of-pace guy and catch passes out of the backfield," Mayhew said.
"A guy that can run routes and get one-on-one and beat a linebacker. That's what Jahvid gave us, a guy with some juice and some elusiveness."
"Somebody that's good at that is hard to find," he said. "But there are guys out there who can do it."
Source: The Redzone
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