Jim Caldwell really doesn’t want to talk about Joique Bell

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Based on the injury report, Lions running back Joique Bell appears to have suffered a setback between Wednesday and Thursday.

Lions Coach Jim Caldwell doesn’t want to talk about it. When Bell’s status was brought up at his Friday morning press conference, Caldwell told reporters to “check the report.”

That doesn’t answer the question. Or any question, really.

Bell was a full participant Wednesday and was listed as limited on Thursday with an ankle injury. Bell, who’s listed as the team’s starting running back, has missed the last three games and had three offseason surgeries on his ankle and Achilles tendon.

So, when Bell goes from fully participating in practice to being listed as limited, it’s fair to wonder if there was a setback, if the team was just playing it cautious or if limited means really limited or just took a couple plays off. Whatever the case, Caldwell doesn’t want to talk about it.

Earlier this week the Lions promoted running back George Winn from the practice squad to replace rookie Zach Zenner, who was placed on injured-reserve. Running back Theo Riddick has been listed as a limited participant this week due to a groin injury.

16 responses to “Jim Caldwell really doesn’t want to talk about Joique Bell

  1. I don’t want to either. He’s a nice guy and a great hometown story, but I don’t have anything nice to say so it’s better to say nothing at all.

  2. hyzers says:
    Oct 23, 2015 12:19 AM

    A perfect Chicago Bear. Looks like they will have to win the Super Bowl without him.


    The Bears were supposed to be bad this year, the Lions were supposed to be contenders.

    1-5 isn’t a contender, the Lions are an embarrassment, you’re bitter and you were wrong, deal with it kid. Haha!

  3. I don’t care who runs the ball, we need to come in with the attention and attitude on defense to win this game.

  4. George Winn is a familiar face, he’s a baller, and Lions fans love him. He runs north-south, works his tail off, and brings a good attitude.

    With Joique’s ankle still being funky, I kinda think the best move is to just sit him for another month. This year is shot. I’d rather get him back at 100%. Time to start building for next year.

  5. Shariff Floyd is out Sunday after tearing up the Chiefs O-line last week, so the Lions could use Bell’s inside running game.

  6. Except for tom Johnson is kind of a beast for a backup tackle and Joseph is playing out of his mind. We dont have trouble with north south runners, our problem has been zone blocking schemes where its up to a runner to use his athleticism to choose the correct lane. you need to establish that running game though because if stafford throws fifty times again hes gonna need a body cast. hes still cleaning blood off his jersey from last game.

  7. Yawn…..the Liins have no run game no matter who they have in the backfield. The Vikings wil blitz and play in coverage. The Lions will have to throw the bal in a hurry. With Stanford being yanked in one game, and a little beat up, i wouldn’t be surprised if he throws a few picks this game as well.

  8. Lions will cut down on their mistakes and they will continue to build off last week’s win vs a Bears team who had won 2 games in a row. The game will be close because the Vikings play defense but Detroit in the end will win by 14. On to England with a chance for 3 in a row then a bye then GB. Even with a loss in GB detroit has 3 more in a row at home the last coming against the Packers who we always play well against at home. Watch and see. We will be 500 the second week of December with games that alre all winnable to end the season. A Rogers us one smack to the head from being out and Great Bay is done without him. Loss to chargers by 5, should have beat the Seahawks and the only game we didn’t have a chance in was Arizona so the Lions just need to keep winning and they will come together. Watch and see.

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