Leshoure, Scheffler, Sammie Hill and Silva to start

Posted by ttwentyman on September 30, 2012 – 11:34 am

Mikel Leshoure became the first Lions running back since Billy Sims in 1980 to rush for at least 100 yards in his NFL debut, last week in Tennessee.

Leshoure has been limited in practice all week with a groin injury since that performance, but Lions fans will get their first look at Leshoure in Ford Field as he will start today for the Lions as they host the Vikings.

Leshoure rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown last week against the Titans.

Tight end Tony Scheffler, who missed last week’s game with a calf injury, will also play today.

Among the inactives Sunday for the Lions are: Safety Louis Delmas, defensive tackle Corey Williams, linebacker Travis Lewis, offensive tackles Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard, safety Amari Spievey and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Fourth-year defensive tackle Sammie Hill will start for the injured Williams, who had knee surgery on Tuesday. Hill has two tackles through three games.

Safety Ricardo Silva was signed from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday evening and will play for Spievey, who’s been dealing with a groin injury. Silva will start in place of John Wendling.

The Lions released defensive back Jerome Murphy to make room for Silva on the roster.


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12 Responses to “Leshoure, Scheffler, Sammie Hill and Silva to start”

  1. By JP O'Flaherty on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I would replace Delmas, he isn’t worth anything if he never plays. I would bench Pettigrew, because he drops as many passes as Greg Little for the Browns! Sheffler is a better pass catcher, and gets open better. LeShoure needs to end being a problem child, and cut his ridiculous hair-do, because it just looks stupid same with Bentley, and???? Time for Matt to hit his stride like last year, and ignore the stupid play calling of Lenihan GO TO CJ at least 7 times per half and at least 3 long balls per game! Who says this Defensive Line is one of the Best? NO WAY, how many sacks, fumbles, hurries do they have compared to more lesser known D-Lines. AVRIL got paid BIG MONEY so he won’t play too hard anymore! I’d play Willie Young at one End spot or the other at least 1/2 of the snaps!

  2. By steven anthony on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly welcome back the 0 – 16 lions….missed ya tackles, no offense and well….as a Lions fan of 20 plus years.. dang…maybe I should wear a eagle jersey to the ne,t game!!! Missed tackles ..is this the NFL or am I watching high school football????

  3. By rockbo1955 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Now I believe in the madden curse! this is totally not the team of last year! what happen to our offense and who took our def front line away! the opposing QB our releasing the ball in 1.19 seconds I guess they found away to stop our defense I don not know of anybody getting to the opposing quarterback that quick! our offense is to predictable and they now know how to defend us deep well put the rookies in let see if they can do better because right nothing is working! I believe they should give them a couple days off and get everybody healthy and get there mind off of football they our pushing to hard and trying to force things! Use the two weeks wisely and just start over! What really makes mad I do not like the vikings and I especially do not like to lose to them!GO lions!

  4. By M.A. Bruss Sr on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good game today, sadly, not even 300+ passing yds. by Stafford could help. But, look what the 49er’s did today after last weeks lost to us. Enjoy a week off, and better luck against the Eagles. Let’s see at least three sacks on Vick!

  5. By UnknownWriter on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    PLAY CALLING is killing the Lions. Ok, your all star number one receiver needs to get the ball. The game plan should have two phases. Get Megatron into the game early. Spread the ball when they start shutting down ALL routes Megatron can possibly run.

    I REALLY don’t like a play book that thinks throwing the ball to a person that drops the ball more times than they catch it is a good thing.

    One more lose this season should be the end of Linehan’s career in Detroit. The Lion’s have so much talent on offense that scoring 30 or more points a game should be a given. It’s time for Stafford to take scoring more seriously than Linehan. He can see what’s happening on the field better than anyone.

    If Stafford already has play calling authority, then Linehan needs to reel it in and start calling each specific play until Stafford learns the theory behind the Lion’s offense.

    Again, the Lion’s need to quit forcing the running game. I can’t tell you how much it is killing this team without being banned from posting. Pass blocking and run blocking takes two completely different skill sets. With the exception Reiff, the offensive line can only pass block. We do NOT have the talent for a balanced attack on the offensive line. So, let’s quit trying to do thing we don’t have the talent to do and start doing things we do have the talent to do. If you think about it, this completely explains why the Lions start getting their offense rolling late in the game. It’s because they have to start using their strength (PASSING) to get into the game. Come on people. The Lions are a passing team. PASS the ball and quit trying to run until opposing teams are completely falling back into coverage. It’s that simple.

  6. By Lance Manly on Oct 1, 2012 | Reply

    Apparently; for good reason… The Lion’s Web Site has taken away all comment capability on their NEWS articles…

    Probably being DROWNED out by P-I-S-S-E-D off fans like me.

    O’Hara posts a ignorant headline “Why from 4-0 to 1-3″? I mean if that entire article is MORE than ONE SENTANCE then he is wasting his time as a writer!

    The answer is easy “SPECIAL TEAMS!”

    The d-amn special teams have COST the LIONS 35 points in 3 straight games!

    The Lions Offense and Defense has played to a TIE (vs Niners) and wins verse both the Titans and Vikings in last three weeks!

    So why did we LOSE? Special Teams gave aways 7 points to NIners (penalty on FG turned into Touchdown +4 and Hanson missed a FG -3. or 7 Total.

    Vikings and Titan 2 x Kickoff and Punt returns for TD’s; 14 points per game.

    And Schwartz Doesn’t want to FIRE somebody? Why the F#$% NOT?!?

    Maybe Schwartz is just INCAPABLE of coaching a team to WINS; can find good talent, but can’t beat average to GOOD teams!

  7. By M.A. Bruss Sr on Oct 1, 2012 | Reply

    Things could be worse, we could be talking about the K.C. Chiefs. Apparently a few of their fans would rather be drinking cider.

  8. By rgellis1 on Oct 2, 2012 | Reply

    As far as I can see, the Detroit Lions are a Very good Football team! In Preseason the Lions went to Baltimore and Beat the Ravens 27 to 12! Not even letting the Ravens in their own endzone! WOW!!! The Baltimore Ravens are Very hard to beat at home. Just ask the SF 49 ers. I have loved the lions since I was a boy. True, I’m almost 58, But Since I was born in Metro Detroit, they are my team! Last year they were 4 and 0, at this point. In Week 2 against the 49 ers’ Stafford and megatron didn’t hook up very often. If they had, we’d probably would’ve won. Against the Titans, It WAS NOT the the players fault! That was totally on the Head coach, Jim Swartz, not to try for the Field goal. I have watched football for almost 50 yrs. and, On 4th and 1 at the 9 thats’ automatically what you do! Then the defense would have been fired up th get a 3 and out and get the ball back for Jason Hanson to kick the game winning field goal!!! Against the the Vikings, Same thing hardly ANY deep throws to megatron! I have been praying for the Lions. Hopefully after the bye week, they will come back and go on a winning streak! They have alot of talented players, not only to get into the play offs but also the Superbowl!!!!!
    Go Lions,
    And may God Bless You!

  9. By eric on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    These same fans were not talkin all this shit during that unbelivable win streak..This is the NFL the best athletes in the business period..! Everybody is in a panic talkin trash about Coach Schwartz!! Who has the hardest job in the nfl..U guys actin like we was just gonna walk into the SB..? I belive in the system Schwartz has in place..He and Gun And Linehan wasnt wearin pads last time i checked..The players are acountable..ADVERSITY..comes and those same fair weather fans jump off the band wagon attack the decision making of the coaches..These guys know what they doin!! I keep hearin how teams are playing cover 2 against us..Im pretty sure they will get it figured out..2bad Corey Williams went down he is way more of a factor than some think..They can turn this around Im hearing what Rob Sims is sayin in the paper get back 2 that..Burleson u talkin but u aint ballin out baby whats up wit these gold chains man yall better take that bs off and play sum ball hit somebody in the mouth..yall should be mad as hell cause these teams punchin yall in the mouth enough of that shit! This Detriot we dont get punched in the mouth we punch suckas in the mouth u feel me! ..Im used 2 that free wheeling offense..Stop worrying so much about the run and throw it! Move Calvins big ass around more..Titus where are u @ dog..Im lookin for you 2 show up big against the eagles..Stafford im used 2 him dominating..im perplexed about him..Houston is the best corner we got..bently is learning under fire 2 bad he couldnt have a vet in front of him 2 show him the ropes..Shit i even miss drew Stanton lol..We need 2 drive yall round Detriot so yall can see hungry ..Its feeding time eagles for dinner..GO LIONS….!!

  10. By eric on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Finally glad young Silva is out there he needs 2 be…

  11. By Bill Mi on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Two words…special teams…suck!..okay 3 words

  12. By Motlee on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    special teams are killing us, yeah, I’m still waitng on Leshore to do something worth remembering

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