Lions coach Jim Schwartz said there was no real shakeup in the depth chart at running back, even though Joique Bell got most of the backup work behind starter Mikel Leshoure.
"That was more about the situations (the Titans) were in," he said. "Kevin [Smith] was the third-down back in that game and started off getting third-down carries. Then, as the game went on, Leshoure was doing well in some of those roles and we kept him on the field. We use all those guys. There's really no depth chart when it comes to our running backs. They're all in different packages and they're all valuable to us."
The signs have been there for a few weeks for Smith losing his job as Mikel LeShoure was getting closer and closer to coming off his suspension. LeShoure's 100-yard performance with a TD pretty much cements him as the starter with Bell as his backup. Smith doesn't seem to have much value going forward as things stand.