For the last two seasons, the Detroit Lions backfield has been a carousel of backs as ineffectiveness and injuries took their toll. While Joique Bell finally added a little burst to the backfield last season, Mikel Leshoure continues to disappoint. At the start of free agency, Detroit set out to fix their backfield problem with the addition of free agent back Reggie Bush. The Lions inked a deal with Bush for four years worth a reported $16 million with $4 million guaranteed in March.
Detroit has not had a 1,000 yard back since the 2004 season when rookie Kevin Jones rushed for 1,133 yards. The Lions could use a solid running game to take a little pressure off of QB Matthew Stafford. Stafford’s arm could soon fall off if he continues his torrid passing attack. In the past two seasons, Stafford has attempted 663 and 727 pass attempts respectively.
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