Mikel Leshoure wants to play somewhere they’ll feed him the rock


Running back Mikel Leshoure has gone from second-round pick to total afterthought with the Lions.

He’s played just three games this season as Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick have handled the rushing duties for Detroit over the course of the season. Leshoure said Thursday that he doesn’t know what the future holds for him in Detroit, but he knows that he wants to play for a team that’s willing to let him play.

“I just want to be somewhere they’re going to feed me the rock and I can go eat, man,” Leshoure said, via the Detroit Free Press. “That’s it. They could be the worst team in the NFL. … Just give me the rock. I feel like I just need the ball. Even here, we don’t really run the ball here.”

Leshoure’s chances of returning to the Lions are likely entwined with the decision the Lions make about coach Jim Schwartz. If Schwartz and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan should return, Leshoure’s not going to be in the team’s offensive plans. Those returns feel unlikely, though, so Leshoure may get a chance to eat in Detroit once 2014 rolls around.