“We really became one-dimensional down the stretch,” Mayhew said. “It was a good dimension. Against Green Bay, we moved the ball up and down the field, and we also did a good job in the playoff game. But just having a run game and having solid players you can go to who can run the ball — Kevin Smith came in and performed well for us, but Jahvid Best, we feel, is a very special player. Mikel Leshoure, we think, showed he was a special player during training camp.
When the Detroit Lions took Jason Fox with their fourth-round pick (No. 128 overall) in the 2010 NFL draft, they were well aware of the offensive tackle’s health problems. Though they didn’t draft him to start right away, Fox has strugged to stay on the field at all during his first two seasons.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.