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Three years ago the Detroit Lions traded up for the sparkplug they had been lacking since Barry Sanders. California Golden Bear Jahvid Best dropped to pick 30 in the 2010 NFL draft because of durability concerns. Concussions had plagued the tiny track star in his collegiate career, but his skill was salivating enough for the Lions to take a chance.
After gaining over a thousand yards from scrimmage with six touchdowns while dealing with a lingering turf toe injury in his rookie season, Best’s feet caught fire early in 2011. In weeks 1 and 2 the multi-purpose back combined for 237 yards and 2 touchdowns, and in week 5 he gave us his most memorable game yet.
Jahvid Best (Photo Credit: AP)
In the Lions’ return to Monday Night Football against the division rival Chicago Bears Best broke away uncontested for 88 yards to paydirt which gave the team an 11 point cushion in the 3rd quarter. The run became the 2nd longest in franchise history and led to securing the team’s first 5-0 start...
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Despite the fact that running back Jahvid Best has officially retired from the NFL, he may not rule out a comeback down the road, according to the National Football Post.
Other than to thank the Detroit Lions, and to note that he will “always be” a Lion, tailback Jahvid Best, released by Detroit this week after a concussion-ravaged three-year career, has remained quiet about...
The Detroit Lions just gave quarterback Matthew Stafford a blockbuster contract extension worth $53 million.
Two weeks later, the fifth year quarterback’s footwork is a major concern.
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According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, free agent defensive lineman Justin Bannan will visit the Lions on Monday. It’s interesting that Bannan is still a free agent after starting 16 games last season for the Broncos. Bannan had 43 tackles and 1 forced fumble in 2o12. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... The post Justin Bannan will visit the Lions on Monday appeared...
On the heels of the city of Detroit filing for bankruptcy last week, the Detroit Lions took out a full page ad in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press.
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With training camp opening in just a couple of weeks, the Detroit Lions have a glaring opening in their secondary. This season the Lions will be feeling the pressure from fans to make a playoff run, but that won’t happen if they can’t stop teams on the defensive side of the ball.Now that the NFL has solidified the movement to a passing league, the Lions secondary will be facing...
The Detroit Lions opened their training camp yesterday, July 18th, earlier than any other team other than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (July 17th). As the team prepares for a successful 2013 campaign, let’s take a few minutes to get acquainted with the new personnel and address the issues facing this organization. Key changes Coming off [...]The post Training Camp Primer: Detroit Lions...
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To get a better idea of what the Titans are getting, I went back and watched a couple games of defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill, formerly of the Detroit Lions.
With Hill, the first question was which games to watch. He started the season as the Lions' fourth defensive tackle, behind Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams, and Nick Fairley. That's where he was when the Lions faced...
Former NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper has reportedly lost his house in foreclosure. According to CBS Sports, Culpepper bought a 9,867 square foot home in South Florida after he signed a deal to play for the Miami Dolphins after coming off a serious knee injury. Culpepper has made his way around the league, playing for various team, but I feel no sympathy for him.
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