Slimmer Jones optimisitic about '06

An underachiever in 2005, Lions RB Kevin Jones is looking forward to a fresh start in a new offense, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: August 11, 2006
By John Clayton |
DETROIT, Mich. -- Here are five observations on the Detroit Lions:

Kevin Jones was supposed to have a breakout season in 2005. That didn't happen. He finished with a disappointing 664 yards and a 3.6-yard average.

"I think it was an adjustment last year," Jones said even though he wasn't making an excuse. "I think the head coach [Rod Marinelli] will try to establish the run."

John Clayton

NFL senior writer