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Some in Lions organization fear Best's career may be over

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by J.R., Jan 28, 2012.

  1. J.R.

    J.R. Member

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    [rquoter]Lions running back Jahvid Best last played football on October 16, 2011. Some within the organization reportedly fear that will be the last time he ever plays.

    Best has a history of concussions. And while some teams had him completely off the draft board in 2010, the Lions traded back into the bottom of round one to get him. It was a calculated risk, with a definite potential reward.

    Best’s most recent concussion ended his season, only six days after he rushed for a career-high 163 yards in the team’s first Monday Night Football appearance since the dawn of the Millen era. And while Best has said he’ll “definitely” be back on the field in 2012, Anwar Richardson of MLive.com (via NFL.com) reports that “many within the organization” are concerned that he may not return, ever.[/rquoter]
     
  2. leroy

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    For his sake, I hope someone talks some sense into him and convinces him to retire. Your life after football should be much longer than during. If he keeps it up, he'll be a vegetable by 40.
     
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    I think the Lions are better off without him.

    He is probably better off without the NFL, since he has been perpetually injured and suffered multiple concussions in his short career.
     
  4. KingCheetah

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    Best's concussions are just creepy to watch -- the one he had in college looked like he got struck by lightening.
     
  5. A_3PO

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    This is news? I called it after his last one. Guy needs to move on with his life and leave football behind. Just wasn't meant to be.
     
  6. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    Dude, you call everything -- are you psychic?


    :p
     
  7. A_3PO

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    Perhaps psycho. ;)
     
  8. mvpcrossxover

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    the sad thing is when you try to youtube his video

    his concussion video from Cal comes up first :(
     

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