That's what we get for being optimistic.
The Detroit Lions lost rookie running back Mikel Leshoure Monday to a torn Achilles tendon.
Needless to say, that leaves the Lions with an incomplete backfield as Leshoure was set to be in position to make a huge impact as a rookie.
Now, the Lions only have the young and relatively untested Jahvid Best and veteran Maurice Morris who is nursing a broken hand.
The answer must come from outside of the organization. And while there are sure to be more players dropped as the preseason goes on, chances are that this is the best time to grab a free agent back since there are sure to be plenty more injuries with such a truncated offseason.
Here are 10 backs that could fit the Lions.