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Nate Burleson wants Reggie Bush in Detroit

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Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson did more than just support coach Jim Schwartz during his appearance on the NFL Network Monday.

Burleson also did some recruiting ahead of the start of free agency. Dolphins running back Reggie Bush was the target of his plea as Burleson told Bush to take his talents from South Beach to the shores of the Detroit River.

“I know it’s not as sunny, and it might not be the same type of glitz and glamor, but you can do wonders for us,” Burleson said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “He came from USC, and everybody knows he can go out there and shake a little bit, wiggle a little bit and break that big run. And for him to put up two 1,000-yard seasons the last couple years proves that he’s still an elite running back. And if I can get Reggie Bush in a Detroit Lions uniform, ooh-wee, watch out.”

Birkett isn’t sure whether or not the Lions could afford to sign Bush as a free agent, but he does look like he’d be a nice fit for a Lions team that never replaced what they thought they’d be getting from Jahvid Best last season. Birkett pointed that out while noting that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford recently started following Bush on Twitter (as mentioned in Monday’s one-liners) and getting an extension done with Stafford would be one way for the Lions to open up money for a Bush signing.

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22 Responses to “Nate Burleson wants Reggie Bush in Detroit”
  1. noeffinway says: Feb 18, 2013 12:04 PM

    Before you all start yelling “tampering”…..a player CAN talk about or to any other player on any team without it being considered tampering.

  2. coltzfan166 says: Feb 18, 2013 12:05 PM

    I doubt the feeling is mutual.

  3. hatesycophants says: Feb 18, 2013 12:07 PM

    I like it. I like it a lot!

  4. tyler4richardson says: Feb 18, 2013 12:08 PM

    With the attention that Johnson and Pettigrew can get from linebackers and corners, signing Reggie Bush might be a genius move and make their screen game one of the leagues best.

  5. meytonpanning says: Feb 18, 2013 12:13 PM

    I couldn’t think of a better RB for them. I’d still hang on to a few backups cause Bush has been known to be injury prone.

    I also see no reason why the Lions shouldn’t draft at least 2 offensive linemen.

  6. chrismgillis says: Feb 18, 2013 12:23 PM

    Agreed. He is a fast and capable HB. He could get some attention off CJ once in awhile and open up a lot offensively.

  7. kgun80 says: Feb 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    Not a bad idea… If this team had a running game they would be dangerous

  8. 0ffsides says: Feb 18, 2013 12:40 PM

    Come to Motown Reggie!!!

  9. cags777 says: Feb 18, 2013 12:40 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I like this move. It keeps our entire division competitive. I only hope Packers and Bears fans feel the same.

  10. blitzinc43 says: Feb 18, 2013 12:55 PM

    These guys need to sign Houston and Delmas before thinking about upgrading the RB position with such a high-salaried player. Furthermore, they need to add to the Secondary with some solid and dependable veterans or else they’ll continue to lose games 60-57

  11. lgwelsh1 says: Feb 18, 2013 12:58 PM

    There isn’t a more perfect fit than Detroit for Bush.

    He would give Stafford the screen game and make life in the pocket a lot easier knowing Bush is right there if he needs to dump it off in a hurry.

    Prediction” 1500 yards rushing and receiving for Bush in 2013 if he goes to Detroit.

  12. agelardi says: Feb 18, 2013 1:03 PM

    No idea why the Dolphins would let him go, which it looks like they are going to do.

  13. ksiner says: Feb 18, 2013 1:07 PM

    That’s funny, from South Beach and Kardashians to the bankrupt slums of Detroit.

  14. studio26seattle says: Feb 18, 2013 1:09 PM

    What does Javid Best think about this endorsement?

  15. nothinbutathang says: Feb 18, 2013 1:11 PM

    Bush is not a full time RB. Proved that in New Orleans and Miami. Saints got better use out of Darren Sproles, cost them less, got just as much output.

  16. thejuddstir says: Feb 18, 2013 1:55 PM

    Burleson might want to be careful what he wishes for…..Bush might take his spot on the roster.

  17. lionshawk says: Feb 18, 2013 1:59 PM

    BEST to BUSH…..cut Jahvid and give Reggie #44 so I can make two letter changes and salvage my jersey!

  18. purpleguy says: Feb 18, 2013 2:03 PM

    Why is Nate Burleson the only player that ever seems to be quoted for the Lions? Are the other players hiding or are Detroit reporters just lazily contacting the one player whose lips are always flapping?

  19. packerbackernj says: Feb 18, 2013 2:32 PM

    Reggie will be out by week 2 like their other top 2 injury prone running backs leshoure and best.

  20. gbmickey says: Feb 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    There is no way the Lions can afford what he wants.

  21. manilovethepftcensors says: Feb 18, 2013 4:03 PM

    purpleguy-since you can type I have to assume that you can also read. If I’m correct about this it shouldn’t be too hard for you to figure out that Burleson was doing an interview on the NFL network. Therefore Detroit reporters have absolutely nothing to do with it and since he was the only Lions player being interviewed he would be the only player from whom a quote would be available.
    You seem very obsessed with Burleson and his media interviews for some strange reason.

  22. dab415217 says: Feb 18, 2013 6:37 PM

    bush had a nice 2 years in Miami. NICE. Not great. Its a mere technicality, but he didn’t post two 1000 yard seasons here. He fell just short this year.

    The problem? When Bush is on the field for the first 2 downs trying to be THE guy, he ends up waving himself off the field on 3rd down way too many times which, I believe, helped account for his paltry receiving production. If you want him on the field on 3rd down, he’s going to have to be willing to give up a good chunk of those rushing yards. Is HE willing to do that? I don’t think so.

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