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Maurice Morris expected to carry load against Bears

After Week Two, it looked liked the Lions might have a dominating rookie on both sides of the football.

Running back Jahvid Best was just coming off a 232-yard, nine-catch effort against the Eagles.  Unfortunately for Detroit, he hasn’t topped 100 yards from scrimmage in a game since, largely because of a nagging turf toe injury on both feet.

He probably won’t get a chance to top 100 yards again.  Best only played one snap on Thanksgiving, and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan expects Maurice Morris to carry the load Sunday against the Bears, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The Lions don’t seem interested in placing Best on injured reserve yet, but they do seem to be thinking about his future.  Best simply isn’t productive right now (3.1 yards-per-carry) and the team would be better off letting his injuries fully heal.

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3 Responses to “Maurice Morris expected to carry load against Bears”
  1. juanhughjazz says: Dec 4, 2010 8:30 PM

    The drive to Detroit tomorrow is looking better all the time. At least I’ll still have a nice meal in Greektown before the game.

  2. bspurloc says: Dec 5, 2010 12:21 AM

    why wouldnt they IR a running back at the end of the year with dual turf toes?
    He obviously is lying about his ability to run with this injury. So if they are really thinking about him. why is he still suiting up?

  3. fonetiklee says: Dec 5, 2010 1:12 AM

    All I know is, kid’s got some talent. He just needs to stay healthy. Just like his QB…

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