The Lions need help at running back. Badly.
The trade for Ronnie Brown fell through because Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor. Jahvid Best is out indefinitely with his latest concussion, a condition that caused him to be available at pick No. 30 in the 2010 NFL draft. The only other options are Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams.
The free-agency cupboard is largely bare, with guys like Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson, and Laurence Maroney available.
Why not give Tiki Barber a try?
Humbled (and flabbergasted) by the lack of interest in his services, he could be the difference maker that the team needs. And if he creates any trouble, the Lions would just cut him.
Regardless, the Lions need help. And Barber finished phase one of his career with more than 2,000 combined rushing and receiving yards in three straight seasons. Under the circumstances, he’s worth at least a look.