Lions Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan Speak’s On RB Mikel Leshoure
TODAY’S NEWS - The Lions practiced in shorts on the outdoor fields today at the team’s headquarters and practice facility in Allen Park. The team announced that they have signed WR Kassim Osgood and released QB R.J. Archer.
RB Jahvid Best and rookie CB Chris Greenwood remain on the Active Physically Unable to Perform list and did not practice with the team today. Both the Lions’ and Raiders’ weekly release for this week’s game, along with the flip card, are accessible in the Gamecenter section on the Detroit Lions media website (click here).
Detroit heads west for their third game of the preseason as the Lions battle the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum on Saturday, August 25th 2012. Last season the Lions defeated the Raiders in a come-from-behind, 28-27, victory in Week 15. QB Matthew Stafford connected with WR Calvin Johnson for the go-ahead score with 0:39 left in the game, and DT Ndamukong Suh blocked Oakland’s final field goal attempt as time expired to seal the win for the Lions. Saturday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and will air live on WXYZ-TV ABC 7.
Matt Shepard will handle play-by-play and former Lions TE Rob Rubick will add color commentary while WXYZ-TV sportscaster Tom Leyden reports from the sideline.
Lions Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan Speaks On RB Mikel Leshoure:
On if he is anxious to see RB Mikel Leshoure in a game: “Oh yeah. I’m really excited for him. It’s been a long road to get on the field. We’ll see how much he plays and how much work he gets, but I think everybody is excited and nobody more than him to get out there.”
On what feel he has for Leshoure: “Well, I believe he’ll go out and perform very well. You know, he’s coming off a good full week of practice and usually when that happens you’re prepared to have success on the field. It’ll be fun to watch him get his first action.”
On how he decides how much Leshoure will play: “Well, like I said, it’s not going to be a full game. We’ll talk about it as a staff and see, but we’ll get him a fair amount. Once we feel he’s got enough work in, we’ll just kind of make that call during the game”, Lions Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan said.
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