Coach Jim Schwartz made it clear that Jahvid Best still was the primary weapon in the Lions' run game. He's still the game-breaker, presuming the turf toe issues are behind him and he stays healthy. But the Lions have a new and exciting toy in Mikel Leshoure. Where Best darts and dances, Leshoure plows. He's thick-bodied and hits the hole hard without any hesitation or fear of fumbling. He's what the Lions have lacked, a pile-moving, short-yardage runner, who can also do some damage in the open field and can catch the football. The guess here is once Leshoure gets comfortable, he might get 40 to 45 percent of the reps.
Coach Jim Schwartz made it clear that Jahvid Best still...
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