Lions Planning To Split Running Back Role

Last year Joique Bell had a breakout season, and turned the Lions’ backfield into a true 1-2 punch Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported earlier offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will share the load. “This game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one […]
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Lions say Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will split time due to "violent game"

The Detroit Lions have already made up their minds on their running game for 2014.  New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi says that running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will have a split in workload this fall, according to The Detroit Free Press.  Bush sat out two games last year due to a calf injury, and Bell suffered an ankle injury late in the season.With the hiring of...
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Detroit Lions re-sign RB Joique Bell

3.1 million per year over 3 years might seem like too much money for a backup running back considering the way the running back position has been devalued, but Joique Bell, a restricted free agent, might have been the best running back on the open market if he were an unrestricted free agent. If you compare this deal to deals received by Darren McFadden (1 year, 4 million), Ben Tate...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Free agency underway

Detroit Lions: Free agency underwayJoique Bell is now under contract for the next three seasons The popular topic of discussion concerning the Detroit Lions this offseason has been the 2014 NFL Draft. While that’s all fine and dandy, the Lions needs will drastically change following their moves during the free agency period. Shortly after Detroit placed a second-round tender on...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign running back Joique Bell

The Detroit Lions rewarded running back Joique Bell on Tuesday with a three-year contract worth around $9 million. Close to half of that money is guaranteed. "I feel so many different emotions going through my body right now," Bell said in a quote posted by the Lions. "I don't know whether to laugh, cry, hug my mom or grab my son." Bell, a Benton Harbor (Mich...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Joique Bell gets what he was after

Reports have surfaced that the Detroit Lions and running back Joique Bell have come to terms on a two year,7 million dollar contract. 4.3 million dollars of that contract is guaranteed. Bell and Reggie Bush were both effective in the Lions running game and perfectly complimented in each other dynamically. Both running backs are quality receivers out of the backfield as well. There...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Addressing salary-cap issues

Louis Delmas The Detroit Lions saved $11.5 million toward next year’s salary cap by releasing wide receiver Nate Burleson and safety Louis Delmas. Still with hopes of reaching a long-term deal with Ndamukong Suh, Thursday’s moves put the Lions more than $5 million under the projected cap of $126 million. Pro Football Talk reported that the Lions still have interest in Delmas...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Mock draft; Rounds 1-3

As expected, an abundance of mock drafts and prospect-rating lists have emerged upon the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVIII. Fans around the league will have to wait a little longer than usual to see who their team’s will select in the 2014 NFL Draft, which will take place on May 8-10. This only means that there is even more time for teams, fans, and experts alike to change their...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' Bell rings NASDAQ bell

He went from Broadway Joique to NASDAQ Bell in a matter of hours. After appearing in the Broadway play, Rock of Ages, the previous night, Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell continued his tour of the Big Apple on Thursday. Bell got to ring the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market in the morning and then made the rounds at the Super Bowl's Radio Row. "I'm enjoying...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Set to hire Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator

Joe Lombardi at Saints’ practice (Photo credit: Sean Gardner/ Getty Images) At roughly 9 o’clock on Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported that the Detroit Lions will hire Joe Lombardi as their new offensive coordinator. Lombardi has spent the past five seasons working closely with Drew Brees as the New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach. Lombardi, grandson of...
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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