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Fri, 17 May 2013 16:00:49 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell could receive more touches at some point this season if RB Mikel Leshoure does not perform well as the complementary back to RB Reggie Bush.
Sun, 05 May 2013 09:43:47 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell may be the early favorite for the No. 3 running back job because he made plays when given the opportunity last season. Bell will have to work on his ball security if he wants to win the job.
Thu, 02 May 2013 12:39:26 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell said he has talked with special teams coach John Bonamego about the possibility of becoming the team's full-time kick returner this season. RB Theo Riddick, WR Corey Fuller and CB Darius Slay could also be candidates for the return job.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:49:06 -0700
Detroit Lions exclusive rights free-agent RB Joique Bell, FB Shaun Chapas, WR Kris Durham and SS Ricardo Silva have signed their one-year tender offers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:07:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said all three of the teams running backs, Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure, and Joique Bell, will have a role in 2013. "Joique runs the ball a little bit different than Mikel, but they both run a little bit different and present different things than Reggie, and I think that combination of guys is good. People like to say running back by committee and things like that, but each guy will have a role. There will be plenty of touches on the offense for everybody."
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:59:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he has confidence in RB's Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. "We have a lot of confidence in both of those guys (Bell and Leshoure)," Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said. "Both of those guys are going to be good players that we continue to move forward with, and they all have unique skill sets.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:50:09 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell has familiarity with new running backs coach Curtis Modkins, when Modkins was the offensive coordinator and running backs coach with the Buffalo Bills at the start of Bell's career. "That was my first year, so he taught me a lot," Bell said. "I remember calling him after the draft, after I got picked up, and I was really eager to get started. He was able to kind of calm me down and say don't worry about it. That's the kind of guy he is. He wants you to feel comfortable. You play a lot better when you're comfortable. You're kind of at home with what you're doing. He just made me feel comfortable my first year." Bell expects Modkins to use him in a similar capacity as he was in 2012.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:46:58 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is expected to return kicks in Week 17 after WR Stefan Logan was removed from that role. WR Mike Thomas could return punts if Logan is not used in that role either.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:06:16 -0800
Detroit Lions RBs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell split the running load pretty evenly in their Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers. Leshoure had 14 carries and Bell carried the ball 12 times. However, Bell played more snaps (43) than Leshoure (31). Both runners were equally effective; Leshoure had effective runs on seven of his 14 tries, and Bell was efficient on six of his 12 carries, with an efficient run being a carry for four or more yards on first down, half the remaining distance on second down or picking up a first down on third or fourth down. Bell had 19 yards after contact and Leshoure gained 14. Leshoure showed he continues to be indecisive in the backfield, which hurts his momentum as he hits holes. Bell is running with more authority and is more of the total package, but his lack of top-end speed and strength makes him more of a complementary back.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:35:13 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said RB Joique Bell will continue to see more touches to infuse some life into the running game. Bell has all three of the team's runs for over 20 yards this season, and he's averaging 5.7 yards per carry. RB Mikel Leshoure had 84 yards and a touchdown the first time the team played the Green Bay Packers, and they used a lot of two-deep safeties, which gave Leshoure a distinct advantage. Leshoure is averaging 3.8 yards per tote, but leads the team with seven touchdowns. "Him rattling off really the three explosive runs that we've had this year certainly gives him more opportunities I think in our offense, not just in the games," Linehan said of Bell. "I think you'll see him playing a little bit more throughout the game."
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