There were a lot of preconceptions about Cal running back Jahvid Best heading into the drop. Topping the list, was the 200-pounder couldn’t handle a “full workload” at the NFL level.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz remembers hearing the same thing about Chris Johnson when he was in Tennessee. And with a little wishful thinking, Schwartz hopes Best follows the same path.
Best is going to start in Week One, and MLive’s Tom Kowalski writes that Schwartz has no preconceived notions about Best’s workload. If the kid can handle a lot of carries, he’s going to get them.
Translation: fantasy football owners have every right to be excited. Now if only Best was running behind Tennessee’s offensive line, we might really have something.