Detroit Lions: Running Backs Aren’t Their Only Problem

February 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I understand the best part of being a Detroit Lions fan is the offseason speculation.  It brings me no greater joy in the absence of winning than playing Armchair GM, coach, and coordinator.  I'm sure others feel the same way.
But even with the fun of games such as "To Sign Or Not To Sign," it's more rewarding when keeping this in perspective.
Case in point?
According to this article, The Lions should consider exploring a plethora of running back options, siting the team's woeful rushing stats since the departure of Kevin Smith, the legendary "ankle-breaker."  While it's true the team has a huge question mark due to Smith's injury, I don't see a need to "reach" on a running back.
It's true.  The Lions have had only one top 20 rushing offense since 2000 and never reached higher than 24 (this year) any other year.  But let's not blame the running backs here.  There are other factors to consider before the Lions go signing free agents who they are basically sett...

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