Behind Enemy Lines- Best Not Cleared


Oct 10, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best (44) rushes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Almost a year after suffering a concussion that cost him most of his 2011 season, Jahvid Best found out today that he’s still not been medically cleared to play in the 2012 season. Best had one of his best games of his career last year in Week #5 on Monday Night Football in Detroit when Best galloped 88 yards for the sealing TD in the 24-13 win against the Chicago Bears last October.  If you like nightmares here’s a YouTube clip of Best not getting touched.

Best ended the night with 12 carries for 163 yards and a touchdown, but his season would be finished a week later against the San Francisco 49ers.  Now for the time being his season is over, and it sure doesn’t look promising for a return to the playing field ever again.  Best seemed like he was ready to breakout after the Bears game, but now we probably will never know how much talent and how far Best could have helped the Lions in their quest to return to consistently winning football games.

Next Monday night the Bears face the Lions again in prime time battle, but the Lions may never have Best again on their roster ever again.  I never root for the enemy, but I also don’t like to see a player robbed of his career because of a concussion either.  Get Well Soon Jahvid!