Lions RBs Best & LeShoure could see time in same backfield

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said it's "definitely a possibility" that Best and Leshoure will see time in the same backfield next year -- their games are complementary, with Best a dangerous perimeter runner and pass catcher and Leshoure a 227-pound between-the-tackles pounder -- but that Linehan won't use a "Randy Ratio" when calling plays.

Linehan was offensive coordinator with the Vikings in 2002 when then-head coach Mike Tice encouraged 40% of his team's passes to be thrown receiver Randy Moss' way.

Each back's workload "might change from week to week," Schwartz said. "It might change due to injuries and player availability. It might change based on opponent.

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