For a month, coach Steve Mariucci couldn't get any of his running back candidates to step up and make a claim for the backup role behind James Stewart, and now he has more than he probably can keep. Mariucci received solid peformances from three players vying for the role, along with several other notables, including rookie receiver Charles Rogers.
August 24, 2003
If you don't normally watch preseason football, this one is worth catching to get a good look at the starters for the first half. The second half will be for strictly for hard-core fans looking to see the position battles play out into the fourth quarter. Lions' insider Mike Fowler reviews the position battles that will likely take place on Saturday between Detroit and Cleveland.
August 22, 2003
Battle of the Week, Player of the Week, Rookie Report, Injury Update and much more in-depth information inside, directly from Allen Park and the Lions' practice facilities. Includes: Update on cornerback position, Mike McMahon, the highly-publicized tight end battle and much more.
August 18, 2003
Despite falling 23-10 on Saturday, Detroit was able to evaluate several players and gave their backups long minutes in this one. While Cincinnati did move the ball against Detroit's first teamers, they were only able to get three field goals from Neil Rackers. Once the backups were in, they were picked apart by Bengal rookie Carson Palmer, giving Mariucci and the coaching staff something to use to make the tough personnel decisions ahead. In-depth analysis inside.
August 17, 2003
As camp winds down here in Allen Park - just one more day to go before the team breaks camp - the Detroit Lions have some difficult personnel decisions to make. There have been several pleasant surprises making for some tough calls on who sticks and who doesn't. Lions' insider Mike Fowler breaks down the competitive positions, including running back and tight end!
August 13, 2003