The Detroit Lions have no running game, period. For years now they have lived by the arm of Matt Stafford and the ability of Calvin Johnson to catch anything within 10 feet of him.
For the Lions to hit the next level, they need a running game - a real running game.
According to NFL.com on March 10, Detroit may be eyeing a possible answer to their running woes.
NFL.com reported (via CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora) that the Tampa Bay Bucs would like to trade running back LeGarrette Blount before the draft and hope for a mid-round pick.
The Detroit Lions may have interest according to La Canfora.
Blount could be a good fit in Detroit. Once thought of as the possible future running back in Tampa Bay after a great 2010 season, he may have a hard time finding a spot after the emergence of Doug Martin in 2012.
It's been a long time since Detroit had a 1,000 yard rusher. It's going on a decade since Kevin Jones broke the 1k mark in 2004.
Blount has speed, but is more of a bruiser type runner which makes Lions fans wonder how much truth there is to the rumor of Detroit making a hard push for Reggie Bush.
CBS Sports.com is reporting the Lions and Cardinals have the most interest in Bush so far.
CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman tweeted Saturday "he's hearing "some Detroit players (are) recruiting" Bush to come to the Lions. That's been the popular fit for the former USC star, with Detroit needing a running game and Bush providing a potentially dangerous complement to Mikel LeShoure."
Detroit is long over due for making a splash signing.
2013 has to be a make or break season for the Lions and coach Jim Schwartz. After a 10-6 2011 season and a rare playoff appearance, the Lions fell backwards in 2012 going 4-12.