The Detroit Lions' offense certainly has no shortage of playmakers. At wide receiver, there's Calvin Johnson, Titus Young and Nate Burleson. At tight end, the Lions have Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler. And at running back, Jahvid Best very well may be the biggest playmaker of all on offense. His speed and ability to make defenses pay both as a running back and a pass-catcher are what make him so dangerous, and he really is a matchup nightmare for opponents.
"I believe it's true," Best said. "I mean, we get in situations where linebackers have me one-on-one, and that's personally my favorite opportunity. So it just creates something else they've got to worry about."
Best could become even more of a matchup nightmare once Mikel Leshoure hits the field. You can add him to the list of weapons on offense, and as Best said, it'll give the defense another thing to worry about. In turn, that will result in more chances for Best to make the defense pay.