Several sources are reporting that Detroit lions running back Jahvid Best may be done for the season. We will found out soon whether this amounts to be Internet rumor or fact.
Apparently Best is getting suggestions to sit out the remainder of the season. Best suffered the third concussion of his career in Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.
This would undoubtedly be a blow to the Lions already unbalanced ground game, but to the young career of Jahvid Best.
Best has shown at times that he has the explosiveness and skills on the football field to be a game changer. He has an uncanny ability to make defenders miss and miss badly.
Best was a highly touted draft pick for the Lions out of the University of California. He was supposed to compliment the young quarterback Matthew Stafford and beast of a wide receiver “megatron” Calvin Johnson.
Detroit must have envisioned that they were creating part of their main core of players on offense. The team would have their own “triplets” like the Dallas Cowboys had in the 1990s with Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.
That all appears to be in question now with the latest news that Jahvid Best’s season could be over.
Detroit lost 2011 draft pick Mikel Leshoure in the preseason for the year, which hurt the team’s goal of having a two back system. Best would be the “lightning” and speed out of the backfield and Leshoure would get the tough yards up the middle.
The Lions have some even bigger questions going into week seven. Detroit is currently down two running backs and teams have zeroed in on their passing game. Who do the Lions call on to help save their backfield and season from falling apart?