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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: The Lions may have the best RB pairing in the NFL Reply with quote

There is no question Bush is a difference maker when he's on the field in this offence, and Joique has been amazing so far this season. The only other groupings that I can think off that are on the same level or better are Foster and Tate, Rice and Pierce, Forte and Bush. What do u guys think? Will reggie and Joique be considered amongst these guys in the near future?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not if Bush cant stay on the field.

But yes, with how Bush fits with us, and Joique's continued emergence, I think you could very well call them the best duo in the league.

They gotta put together a full season though.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foster and Tate, Rice and Pierce and McCoy and Brown... I'd say, off the top of my head, that those three pairings top ours.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foster and Tate well over Bush and Bell IMO

Bell wasn't as impressive as a lot of folks think today, great job receiving but what did he have, 3.2ypc today? There were two plays I distinctly remember where there was a huge opening for him on a cutback lane but he just went straight into the defense.

Bell is very talented, particularly in the open field and power situations but his vision and ability to see the hole is poor.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only rb duo that has more talent than ours would be the Eagles': lesean mccoy and bryce brown. Bush and bell can change that though, if they continue to play the way they have been.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foster and Tate
Shady and Brown

those two are obviously better than ours

Forte and Bush
Rice and Peirce

those two are probably better than ours, but arguments can be made either way.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ I'm not sure Bryce Brown is obviously better than what we have.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd take the following over Bush and Bell:
1.) Foster and Tate
2.) McCoy and Brown
3.) Rice and Pierce
4.) Lynch, Turbin, and Michael (Their 3 headed monster could be ridiculous)
5.) Forte and Bush (by a slim margin)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_shadows wrote:
Foster and Tate well over Bush and Bell IMO

Bell wasn't as impressive as a lot of folks think today, great job receiving but what did he have, 3.2ypc today? There were two plays I distinctly remember where there was a huge opening for him on a cutback lane but he just went straight into the defense.

Bell is very talented, particularly in the open field and power situations but his vision and ability to see the hole is poor.


To be fair, there was also a lot of times when Bell had no holes and was hit behind the line of scrimmage. I don't put that all on Bell. Plus he had a couple runs intended to only pick up a yard. He definitely has below waver at vision, but his ability to catch and break tackles is pretty impressive for a backup RB. I don't think he is any worse than Bryce Brown, Turbin, M Bush, or others that people have mentioned as RB2. Ben Tate is only good if he gets 12+ touches, if not he averages less than 3.5 per carry too. The thing that drops us down is Bush isn't a top 5 RB and isn't as good as others starters, mainly due to injury. But I would easily put them above Forte and Bush.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know which pairing is better but the Lions RB's work on this team. Bell is finally getting noticed and Bush when healthy is a difference maker in the open field.

I like the pairing a great deal I just don't expect Bush to play many games due to the turf.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diehardlionfan wrote:
I don't know which pairing is better but the Lions RB's work on this team. Bell is finally getting noticed and Bush when healthy is a difference maker in the open field.

I like the pairing a great deal I just don't expect Bush to play many games due to the turf.


I'm not quick to blame the turf. They have the new turf in Ford field and his current injury is due to a helmet to the knee. He is fragile, but I'm not sure the turf is the reason.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Louis Friend wrote:
^ I'm not sure Bryce Brown is obviously better than what we have.
No but Shady is obviously better than Bush, and Brown is, at worst, only slightly worse than Bell.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sllim Pickens wrote:
diehardlionfan wrote:
I don't know which pairing is better but the Lions RB's work on this team. Bell is finally getting noticed and Bush when healthy is a difference maker in the open field.

I like the pairing a great deal I just don't expect Bush to play many games due to the turf.


I'm not quick to blame the turf. They have the new turf in Ford field and his current injury is due to a helmet to the knee. He is fragile, but I'm not sure the turf is the reason.


I wasn't referring to this specific injury. I'm not convinced he can last a season on turf. I'm not certain he's ever played an entire season without injury when his home field has been turf.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way.

We have two players that are great fits for our system, but there are other pairs of backs that are more talented around the league.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bell isn't a player that's going to start on any team other than maybe the Browns. He's an average player, but that isn't to hate on him. What makes Bell so good to us is his ability as a receiver and how well he fits the system. Bell is worth more to us than any other team in the league.
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