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Calhoun shooting for a role in Detroit backfield
Posted Jun. 03 at 02:42 AM
Is there a third candidate for significant playing time in Detroit’s backfield?
Brian Calhoun, the former third-round pick who’s battled knee injuries thus far in his career, says he expects to be a lot more productive in the new zone-blocking scheme the team is implementing.
"I'm confident in my ability and what I can do," says Calhoun in today’s Detroit Free Press. "I think now that we have the system in place that's going to be able to show what I can do, it's going to give me a better chance to perform at a high level."
Calhoun catches the ball a lot better than Tatum Bell or rookie Kevin Smith, so perhaps he’ll play on third downs. The Lions also will take Artose Pinner and Aveion Cason to training camp.
I still expect Kevin Smith – their third-round pick this year – to be their main running back. If Smith struggles to pick things up, you could see a committee approach, with Bell playing a big role.
To read today’s article on Calhoun, written by Nicholas J. Cotsonika, go to the website of the Detroit Free Press.
Posted by Duane Stay | Jun. 04 at 10:53 AM
Thanks Ian, I have Calhoun in my Dynasty league and I need news like this.
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