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mellojello
05-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Anything and everything related to Jahvid Best, please post it here! I think you guys got one heck of a guy on and off the field, someone you're going to be very happy with. Based on the comments from Jim Schwartz after the draft, how you guys moved up in the draft for fear of losing him, etc. I think Detroit did an excellent job scouting him. Schwartz alluded to all the attention given to Spiller and while I don't think he wanted to say it, I think he feels he got what can easily end up being the #1 RB in the draft.

Personally, I think that when it's all said and done, Jahvid Best will be considered the best running back from the 2009 and 2010 draft classes.

mellojello
05-12-2010, 01:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl6M1jSZcto

mellojello
05-17-2010, 06:54 PM
http://www.lionsgab.com/2010/05/13/jahvid-bests-size-concerns-put-to-rest/

LonghornsLegend
05-19-2010, 07:50 AM
I think he's a great pick also and a perfect fit, what makes me worry some is the fact that Kevin Smith isn't around right now to take some of the load off of him, I feel like he shouldn't be getting 20 carries + a few receptions so soon. I think if you ease him in with 12 carries, 5 receptions he's explosive enough to make it work.


He never really carried the load at Cal, so if I'm Detroit I want to make sure I keep a bigger back around the way the Titans did initially with CJ and Lendale.


Great pick though, great fit, I think he'll be one of the better backs in the league though, it's hard to deny his talent.

Calvin & Kevin
05-19-2010, 09:06 AM
Don't forget Maurice Morris is still around too, I feel comfortable with him carrying the ball some

That highlight reel excited me a lot from seeing him run deep pass routes. There hasn't been a back in the league to do that consistently since Faulk. I don't think Chris Johnson even runs that many deep routes.

Scotty D
05-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Don't forget Maurice Morris is still around too, I feel comfortable with him carrying the ball some

That highlight reel excited me a lot from seeing him run deep pass routes. There hasn't been a back in the league to do that consistently since Faulk. I don't think Chris Johnson even runs that many deep routes.

Maurice Morris is a solid back.

What about some plays that have Best in the backfield and Aaron Brown out in the slot?

mellojello
06-08-2010, 06:29 PM
Follett is definitely not hesitant when it comes to offering his scouting report on Jahvid Best, the Lions rookie running back whom he played with at California.

"He's the fastest guy I've ever seen on a football field, in my opinion," Follett said. "DeSean Jackson, Marshawn (Lynch) was out there at Cal, but he has another gear and his cuts, he doesn't lose any speed. I can't wait.

"I already had it played it out in my head of him busting a 70-yard run and everyone going crazy in Ford Field. I'll be sitting on the bench just like, 'I told you so. I told you so.'"

http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/05/24/10/Lions-Follett-goes-from-practice-squad-t/landing.html?blockID=240527&feedID=3701

detroit4life
06-09-2010, 02:31 PM
definitely adds another dimension to our already dangerous offense. he'll help stafford out and as long as stafford takes the next step i fully believe we'll have a top 10 offense

wonderbredd24
06-09-2010, 02:34 PM
definitely adds another dimension to our already dangerous offense. he'll help stafford out and as long as stafford takes the next step i fully believe we'll have a top 10 offense

Top 10 in the NFC North, sure. The Lions definitely have pieces in place, but they aren't there yet and it has everything to do with the offensive line that is still a huge question.

I expect Best to have some nice highlight plays this year as a runner and in the screen game, but I just don't see that line giving him enough holes and protecting Stafford well enough in that division to make the leap yet.

Scotty D
06-09-2010, 08:05 PM
Top 10 in the NFC North, sure. The Lions definitely have pieces in place, but they aren't there yet and it has everything to do with the offensive line that is still a huge question.

I expect Best to have some nice highlight plays this year as a runner and in the screen game, but I just don't see that line giving him enough holes and protecting Stafford well enough in that division to make the leap yet.

We had nothing at OG last year. This year we get Rob Sims at LG and Peterman (underrated) at RG. That is a huge upgrade. Dom is fine at C and Backus needs to keep up his solid play at LT. Goz, Jansen, and Fox will battle at RT and its a question mark.

wonderbredd24
06-09-2010, 08:09 PM
We had nothing at OG last year. This year we get Rob Sims at LG and Peterman (underrated) at RG. That is a huge upgrade. Dom is fine at C and Backus needs to keep up his solid play at LT. Goz, Jansen, and Fox will battle at RT and its a question mark.
Where do you figure Backus ranks among left tackles in the league?

You guys know Backus better than I do, but I think you'd agree you could use an upgrade there and as you said, right tackle is a question mark

Like I said, there are some nice pieces in Detroit, but I think you're another year away from taking a leap forward.

I like Mayhew and what he's doing there, but I think he's done the Lions a disservice by not making a more concerted effort to improve the offensive line.

Scotty D
06-09-2010, 09:57 PM
Where do you figure Backus ranks among left tackles in the league?


Depends on how you look at it. If you are looking at pure talent alone I would rank him 24-32 area. If you factor in his durability and the actual product he puts on the field I think he can be a top 15 LT.

P-L
06-11-2010, 10:18 AM
Where do you figure Backus ranks among left tackles in the league?
Well it depends on how you evaluate him.

Based on his entire career: 25-30 range

Based on just last year: 7-12 range

Based on how good I think he'll be moving forward: 10-20 range

We could definitely upgrade Backus, but his performance last season pushed left tackle down our list of needs. Upgrading right tackle, defensive end, linebacker, and corner back are more important at the moment.

Addict
06-18-2010, 04:39 AM
scale 1-53, how much of a dissapointment was Cherilus for us?

I say 30, I hated the pick when made so it's about as bad as I'd expect.

detroit4life
06-18-2010, 11:07 AM
makes me more mad that we could have had so many other o lineman

mellojello
06-28-2010, 10:20 PM
http://www.detnews.com/article/20100624/SPORTS0101/6240339/1126/sports0101/Rookie-Lions-RB-Jahvid-Best-draws-teammates--raves#ixzz0rp5iDZiC

Enjoy!

WMD
07-24-2010, 11:28 PM
scale 1-53, how much of a dissapointment was Cherilus for us?

I say 30, I hated the pick when made so it's about as bad as I'd expect.
I don't mean to bump up a semi-old thread like this, but I hated the Gosder pick too.. I didn't want Gosder at all. It sucks, you follow the draft all year.. and you have a few guys that you'd want your team to pick.. and you come away with GOSDER. Dizon in Round 2 was probably worse though. Hated both of those picks so very much.

Everyone had us taking Rashard Mendenhall or Jeff Otah. Some people had Jonathan Stewart falling to us. Calais Campbell was my main squeeze that year, I was hoping we'd at least take him in Round 2. I also wanted Curtis Lofton.

Instead.. we took GOSDER and DIZON. Blah. So very depressing.

P-L
07-25-2010, 09:47 PM
What IF!!!

2008 Draft
1. Rashard Mendenhall
2. DeSean Jackson
3. JerMichael Finley

2009 Draft
1. Stafford
1. Oher

Offense could look like this:

------------------------------------R. Mendenhall-------------J. Best

----------------------------------------------------M. Stafford

C. Johnson------J. Finley-M. Oher-S. Peterman-D. Raiola-R. Sims-J. Backus------D. Jackson

Brothgar
07-25-2010, 10:12 PM
I don't mean to bump up a semi-old thread like this, but I hated the Gosder pick too.. I didn't want Gosder at all. It sucks, you follow the draft all year.. and you have a few guys that you'd want your team to pick.. and you come away with GOSDER. Dizon in Round 2 was probably worse though. Hated both of those picks so very much.

Everyone had us taking Rashard Mendenhall or Jeff Otah. Some people had Jonathan Stewart falling to us. Calais Campbell was my main squeeze that year, I was hoping we'd at least take him in Round 2. I also wanted Curtis Lofton.

Instead.. we took GOSDER and DIZON. Blah. So very depressing.

I didn't hate Goz as a prospect if we got him in round 2 I would have been very happy with it but I do know I REALLY wanted Brandon Albert when he fell to us BEFORE the stupid trade down.

nmb1114
07-30-2010, 03:56 PM
What IF!!!

2008 Draft
1. Rashard Mendenhall
2. DeSean Jackson
3. JerMichael Finley

2009 Draft
1. Stafford
1. Oher

Offense could look like this:

------------------------------------R. Mendenhall-------------J. Best

----------------------------------------------------M. Stafford

C. Johnson------J. Finley-M. Oher-S. Peterman-D. Raiola-R. Sims-J. Backus------D. Jackson

I think if we drafted Mendenhall we wouldn't of taken best imo

mellojello
07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
http://www.detnews.com/article/20100730/SPORTS0101/7300439/1126/Lions--first-round-pick-Jahvid-Best-agree-to-5-year-contract

He's in! Can't wait to see this guy play. Detroit fans, you guys are in for a real treat!

mellojello
09-14-2010, 07:46 PM
How would Detroit fans rate Jahvid's first game?

LOltheLions?
09-14-2010, 09:35 PM
How would Detroit fans rate Jahvid's first game?

well its tough to grade him because our QB went out with an injury and we could not run the ball after he went out. The Bears put 8 in the box every time because they weren't afraid of our pass attack. With that being said he did score 2 touchdowns but only 20 yards. No grade yet, the touchdowns looked nice but there was no holes to run in. Chris Johnson wouldnt have gotten more than 30 yards.

mellojello
09-19-2010, 04:10 PM
How would Detroit fans rate Jahvid's second game? I really hope Stafford gets back sooner than later.

LOltheLions?
09-19-2010, 04:11 PM
How would Detroit fans rate Jahvid's second game? I really hope Stafford gets back sooner than later.

solid A

hes a monster..too bad the team around him is garbage.

mellojello
09-19-2010, 07:48 PM
solid A

hes a monster..too bad the team around him is garbage.

I told you you'd love the kid. To top it off, he's just a nice guy with a down-to-earth ego.

Don't be so pessimistic...there's far less talented teams and this team is headed in the right direction - everyone on the outside can see it. Detroit needs a #2 RB to spell Jahvid though, which I'm sure Kevin Smith can handle.

Brothgar
09-19-2010, 09:48 PM
I will officially apologize to Javid Best ... that is all.

Bearsfan123
09-19-2010, 11:12 PM
Yeah, Best is shocking me as well. Im holding my applause to see if he can hold up to the rigors of the season. But through the first two games, well he is spectacular.

noondog
09-24-2010, 02:14 PM
Best NFL's Rookie of the Week for week 2. Hope this is one of many he and Suh get this year!

mellojello
09-24-2010, 03:10 PM
Best NFL's Rookie of the Week for week 2. Hope this is one of many he and Suh get this year!

Not to worry, Best will continue to impress. He's no one hit wonder and barring injury, he's going to have several, long runs for TD's this year. Book it.

Addict
09-25-2010, 05:39 AM
Not to worry, Best will continue to impress. He's no one hit wonder and barring injury, he's going to have several, long runs for TD's this year. Book it.

with stafford out we´re gonna need him to, that´s for sure

LOltheLions?
09-26-2010, 03:43 PM
well now hes hurt. Another potentially amazing player who bit the dust. Oh well he had those 2 games.

J-Mike88
09-26-2010, 03:45 PM
well now hes hurt. Another potentially amazing player who bit the dust. Oh well he had those 2 games.
I didn't see the game but I thought I saw it was a toe on the ESPN Gamecast.
Is that Gamecast ****** up?

We always lose guys for the year at that **** Metrodump.
Will Blackmon ACL last year.
Nick Barnett ACL the year before.

Addict
09-26-2010, 04:06 PM
Stafford gone, Best gone... only a matter of time before Suh blows out his knee and we're back to square one.

gpngc
09-26-2010, 08:07 PM
^What's the latest on the injury? Toe does not sound good...

redbills
09-26-2010, 08:12 PM
I have Stafford, Best and Calvin on my FF team. Stafford out is killing Calvin. Man hope Best is okay he has looked really good in the parts of the games I saw.

mellojello
09-27-2010, 01:02 AM
I have Stafford, Best and Calvin on my FF team. Stafford out is killing Calvin. Man hope Best is okay he has looked really good in the parts of the games I saw.How funny, I have all three too, which makes me a big Detroit fan this year. Fugg, the toe injury sounds terrible, especially for a back like Jahvid who depends on his speed and his cutback ability.

mellojello
09-30-2010, 04:30 PM
http://www.freep.com/article/20100930/SPORTS01/100930038/1433/Lions-Jahvid-Best-(toe)-plans-to-play-Sunday

I'm skeptical...I don't see how a slashing RB like Best tears ligaments in his right toe and can be back out playing the following week.

While I'm hopeful, I'll believe it when I see it.

Scotty D
09-30-2010, 06:20 PM
Offensive rookie of the month
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/30/2264377/best-allen-selected-as-top-rookies.html

SINCE1978
10-01-2010, 08:55 PM
Most touchdowns in the NFL ... still. Kid is dyno-mite.

LOltheLions?
10-11-2010, 08:18 AM
Not a big game from Best, but he had a few plays where he looked great. he's still not as explosive as he was the first few weeks, im guessing the toe isn't 100% yet. Hopefully they get Arron Brown and Kevin Smith more touches this week against the Giants so Best can rest up. Then the bye comes, and hopefully he's 100% after that.

brat316
10-11-2010, 09:03 AM
He is a beast on the turf off of it...ehh.