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08:08 AM ET 11.01 | There is but a short list of things that went wrong earlier this season in Detroit. But there is one cloud still hovering -- the status of starting running back Jahvid Best. He missed his second straight game Sunday after incurring a second concussion in three months against the 49ers. On Monday, coach Jim Schwartz couldn't definitively say whether or not he expected Best to be back after the bye week. "We'll see," he said. "You can't have a timetable on these things. We've gone through it with Justin Durant and Tony Scheffler. ... Scheffler, whose concussion against Bears was serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency ward, missed only one game. Durant, who didn't have a history of head injuries, missed three weeks.

The Detroit News

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November 1, 2011  08:49 AM ET

And Stafford, who isn't even mentioned in the article, gets his picture up there. Do you suppose there's an intern named MGirl who has the hots for this guy?

November 1, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Jahvid just walk away. You've had to many concussions in college and now the pro's. Its not worth it to come back.

November 1, 2011  09:13 AM ET
November 1, 2011  09:19 AM ET

Emergency ward??? They haven't used that term since Marcus Welby was on TV

November 1, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

2012 NFL Mock Draft!!http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/1158474

well now we know how you accumulated so many posts.

November 1, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

well now we know how you accumulated so many posts.

Kleenex please... just spit my coffee up... LOL

November 1, 2011  10:10 AM ET

It might be Best to consider retiring while you can still tie your shoes...

November 1, 2011  10:51 AM ET

Best as a Lions fan I would rather you consider your health and at the very least sit out the rest of the year and then re-evaluate the issue of coming back next year. Protect yourself bro....

November 1, 2011  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Jahvid just walk away. You've had to many concussions in college and now the pro's. Its not worth it to come back.

Ditto this.

November 1, 2011  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Jahvid just walk away. You've had to many concussions in college and now the pro's. Its not worth it to come back.

As much as I wanted to see him succeed in the Pro's I'd have to agree with you.

November 1, 2011  11:46 AM ET

Too bad as was the best runner they have had the last 3 or 4 years. A real dry spell for a team known for good runners, Owens, Farr, Saunders.

November 1, 2011  12:05 PM ET

Yeah, Best is done. I know he doesn't want to accept it, but retiring is better than the alternative. Manning needs to hang up his cleats as well.

November 1, 2011  12:07 PM ET

Is Tashard Choice still available?

November 1, 2011  12:25 PM ET

Went the Lions picked Best in the draft, the analyst were saying he had a propensity towards injuries in college and why he was available in the second round. ONe of those talented guys but hurt often types.

Now he has had his third concussion in two years and had several in college, he has some big decisions to make. I would guess that he's been told that if he comes back and has another he may not be cleared to play again. There has to be some responsibility on the medical teams side of this equation as well. When is enough, enough.

November 1, 2011  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yeah, Best is done. I know he doesn't want to accept it, but retiring is better than the alternative. Manning needs to hang up his cleats as well.

I agree. I would be shocked if Manning can come back and be effective. I would be more shocked if he has any real mobility in his neck motion.

November 1, 2011  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It might be Best to consider retiring while you can still tie your shoes...

Now that ther's funny.

November 1, 2011  12:30 PM ET

Running backs don't last very long these days

November 1, 2011  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Jahvid just walk away. You've had to many concussions in college and now the pro's. Its not worth it to come back.

Ya and take China Doll Stafford with you. I mean this guy is an accident waiting to happen. Saw him looking down feild and when he saw the pass rush he just stood their and let the defensive end hit him square. A DUH. You could duck, run away, turn sideways to try and avoid the hit.
Me thinks the kid is a few credits shy of rocket scientist.

November 1, 2011  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Is Tashard Choice still available?

Nope... Redskins grabbed him.

 
November 1, 2011  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Nope... Redskins grabbed him.

If you listen real hard you can hear him screaming "No, Jesus, no, please!"

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