ALLEN PARK, Mich. Joique Bell has been one of the NFLs most productive running backs over the last couple seasons.
Preseasons, that is.
Bell has done his share of bouncing around the league since leaving Wayne State, a Division II school in Detroit where he rushed for 2,084 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior in 2009.
Now hes back in Motown and making a favorable impression.
He was running like a starting running back in the NFL, teammate Nate Burleson said of Bells 89-yard rushing performance on 16 carries in last weeks preseason opener against Cleveland.
That was certainly nice to hear, but Bell wants a chance to prove hes more than a Mr. August. Despite rushing for more than 400 yards in preseason games since 2010, Joique (pronounced JOIK) has never gotten a carry during the regular season.
Hes hoping that first one comes with the team from his home state.
To grow up watching the Lions, going to school right down the street, working for the Lions when I was in college it...