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08:03 AM ET 07.11 | Earlier this week, Lions coach Jim Schwartz told a Detroit newspaper how important Mikel Leshoure was to the team's success in 2012. Important? Indispensable is more like it. I don't care if it's Leshoure or Kevin Smith or Jahvid Best, but somebody ... somebody ... must act as a threat to run the ball, and Leshoure is the logical choice. Best would be, too, but I don't know what his future looks like after suffering another concussion. ... No one is more important to what happens to the Lions than [Matthew Stafford], who threw for more than 5,000 yards, but Leshoure can take the pressure off him by grinding out the tough yards Stafford had to gain with his right arm.

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July 11, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Smart man. You can undervalue running backs because they are replaceable, but you can't undervalue the running game.

July 11, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Drew Stafford? Has Matt been replaced by a clone?

They really need a legitimate RB. Maybe Cedric Benson would be a good move for the team...

July 11, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Wow, I hope they can improve their running game, then. Relying in Drew Stafford for a 5000 yard season in Detroit this year could be tough, since he plays for Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres, no less.

July 11, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Wow, I hope they can improve their running game, then. Relying in Drew Stafford for a 5000 yard season in Detroit this year could be tough, since he plays for Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres, no less.

Thanks for the clarification on that. I'm sure Tom Condon was worried that Matt maybe asked Drew Rosenhaus to represent him and one of the stipulations was that he'd have to change his first name. (All of Rosenhaus' players are doing that now.)

July 11, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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(All of Rosenhaus' players are doing that now.)

He relaxed that rule a bit to allow Muslim players to call themselves "Drewhammed." And a certain wideout now with Miami will be "Drewchocinco."

July 11, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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(All of Rosenhaus' players are doing that now.)

He relaxed that rule a bit to allow Muslim players to call themselves "Drewhammed." And a certain wideout now with Miami will be "Drewchocinco."

July 11, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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Thanks for the clarification on that. I'm sure Tom Condon was worried that Matt maybe asked Drew Rosenhaus to represent him and one of the stipulations was that he'd have to change his first name. (All of Rosenhaus' players are doing that now.)

well, it's in regard to the Lions so I'd think the mistake had more to do with Drew Stanton, a QB on the Lions...well, at least he used to be...not sure anymore...

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July 11, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Barry Sanders Baby!!!

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July 11, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Kind of reminds me of a commercial jingle. "Raise your hands...if you're Leshoure!"

July 11, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Kind of reminds me of a commercial jingle. "Raise your hands...if you're Leshoure!"

that might make him drop the ball...

July 11, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Wow, I hope they can improve their running game, then. Relying in Drew Stafford for a 5000 yard season in Detroit this year could be tough, since he plays for Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres, no less.

A multi talented guy. Hope he brings his hockey stick to the games

July 11, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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He relaxed that rule a bit to allow Muslim players to call themselves "Drewhammed." And a certain wideout now with Miami will be "Drewchocinco."

Today's winner. Congrats DrewDebbie.

July 11, 2012  10:30 AM ET

DETROIT just have to wait untell his son comes out.

July 11, 2012  10:49 AM ET

SORRY That is Barry Sanders son to come out of the mickey mouse football team usc.

July 11, 2012  10:51 AM ET
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Drew Stafford? Has Matt been replaced by a clone?They really need a legitimate RB. Maybe Cedric Benson would be a good move for the team...

They combined the best assets of Drew Stanton and Matt Stafford and morphed them into one QB to save a roster spot.

July 11, 2012  10:52 AM ET
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Barry Sanders Baby!!!

THE BEST TO EVER DO IT. (PERIOD)

 
July 11, 2012  11:05 AM ET

Well, you knew this wasn't a Detroit newspaper, wow.

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