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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...
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Hopefully, that doesn’t include their arrest record. Lion Head Coach Jim Schwartz has done a great job turning the once futile Lions into a legitimate playoff contender. However, maturity plagues this team, and if the Lions are to improve on their 2011 campaign, there are going to be adjustments on and off the field. While Schwartz didn’t talk about his team off season troubles...
The Detroit Lions were 14-2 the last four years in the preseason, but they opened last week with a 19-17 loss to Cleveland.
The second of their four exhibitions comes up Friday night (8 p.m. on FOX) in Baltimore. Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the first-team offense failed to score on three possessions in the opener. It wont be easy...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Lions RB Jahvid Best could very well begin the 2012 regular season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list meaning he would have to sit out the first six weeks of the season.
Best’s inability to get himself into camp stem from multiple concussions last season, one in the preseason and the other coming on October 16th in a loss...
Who would have thought that the Lions could come back from a record-setting 0-16 season in 2008 only to make it to the playoffs in 2011?
Lions fans, of course, and even analysts predicting that without such an abysmal year the Lions couldn’t have picked up the young Georgia quarterback to begin their comeback journey. What does 2012 have in store for Detroit?
Let’s take a look...
This isn't very surprising but it's disheartening for Jahvid Best and it goes beyond just his prospects for this season. Best may never have a real NFL career because of the cumulative impact of three known concussions and who knows how many undiagnosed concussions. The Lions backfield situation is a mess of their own making. They knew Best was undersized and had an injury...
ESPN's Adam Schefter expects that Lions running back Jahvid Best will begin the season on the PUP list. Best has been dealing with concussion symptoms for much of the last year.Fantasy Spin:That would eliminate Best for the first six games of the 2012 campaign. With Best out for the forseeable future, expect Kevin Smith to take over the running game in Detroit.
Especially with the injuries in the offensive backfield, Stefan Logan is seeing his role expand with the Detroit Lions.
As the training camp schedule winds down and the Detroit Lions head for the second preseason game of the slate, here's some news and information for the middle of the week.
It hasn't take long for Cliff Avril to get back into the swing of things. The defensive end is back in pads and ready to go after his shortened hold out. Avril says he's still a little rusty,...
In this episode of Lions LIVE, Downtown, Adam and The Champ recap the Great Lakes Classic and whether or not any positives can be taken from the game. This includes Bill Bentley’s first game as a Lions, Ndamukong Suh and his efforts to put last season behind him and the continued chemistry between Matthew Stafford and the first team offense.
Big turning point in the preseason preparation of the Ravens comes in the form of the explosive Detroit Lions, who invade Baltimore on the evening of August 17, 2012...The big story for the Lions on Wednesday was the return of Mikel Leshoure. The running back took part in individual drills, but still sat out the team portions of practice. He is not expected to play against the Ravens...
We're in Allen Park, Mich., about 20 minutes west of downtown Detroit and Ford Field, the regular season home of the Lions. Continue reading →
Friday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns showed off part of the Detroit Lions’ retooled secondary with two of the young draft picks showing what they have learned thus far in camp. While one defensive rookie in particular looked impressive, … Continue reading →
The Detroit Lions improved to 1-1 on the preseason with a 27-12 over the Ravens on a rainy night in Baltimore. Continue reading →