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Reggie Bush: After Saints and Dolphins, Lions’ offense is just right

Reggie Bush, Major Wright AP

Reggie Bush had his moments in New Orleans and Miami, but he never found just the right fit until he got to Detroit.

Midway through his first season with the Lions, Bush has 119 carries for 518 yards and 31 catches for 335 yards. That puts him on pace for more rushing yards than he ever had in New Orleans, more catches than he ever had in Miami, and more receiving yards than he’s ever had anywhere. Bush told Albert Breer of NFL Network that he gives the credit for his success this season to the Lions’ offense, which is the first system he’s played in that provides just the right blend of running and receiving.

It’s because of the system, the way I’m used,” Bush told Breer. “It’s pretty even. When I was in New Orleans, it was more passing. When I was in Miami, it was a lot more running and very little passing. Here’s the best of both worlds for me.”

Bush had an outstanding game in Week Four against the Bears, with 18 carries for 139 yards and four catches for 34 yards. The Lions would love to see Bush have that kind of impact against Chicago again on Sunday.

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17 Responses to “Reggie Bush: After Saints and Dolphins, Lions’ offense is just right”
  1. suicidalionsfan says: Nov 9, 2013 10:02 PM

    We love you too, Reggie. Thanks for joining our team !

  2. wwwmattcom says: Nov 9, 2013 10:02 PM

    Not too soft, not too hard. Reggie “Goldielocks” Bush everybody.

    Guess he’s done after the lions.

  3. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 9, 2013 10:18 PM

    After watching the Dallas game, I wish Reggie would secure the ball a little tighter.

    Other than that … he’s going to have a career season. The nay-sayers and haters are all eating crow.

  4. brooklynjoel says: Nov 9, 2013 10:23 PM

    I didn’t realize what great numbers Reggie has been putting up. When you consider how productive Joique Bell has been it’s amazing how the Lions game has turned around. This is easily the best Detroit backfield since Sanders which is amazing considering how Mikel “French Beach” LeShoure has been such a bust.

  5. frankdatank23 says: Nov 9, 2013 10:26 PM

    He’s actually not on pace for the most rec yards in his career, no where close to his rushing high, and not even half the tds of years past !

  6. wayupsouth says: Nov 9, 2013 10:28 PM

    He worked out okay in New Orleans. Flat tore it up in the ’09 playoff game against Arizona. Definitely had some moments in Black and Gold. Just too inconsistent. I genuinely wish him the best in Detroit or wherever he finds himself.

  7. slick50ks says: Nov 9, 2013 10:41 PM

    To his draft position, he’s been less than elite.

    Not a total bust, but he was on the fringe of being one there for a while.

    He’s still a gimmick back, and not close to top 10 as a rusher.

  8. bennyb82 says: Nov 9, 2013 11:18 PM

    Very glad to have him here. Gotta thank Calvin for not having a stacked box.

  9. zeeman911 says: Nov 9, 2013 11:45 PM

    I don’t understand how this signing didn’t make huge waves in the offseason, seemed like a no brainer solid fit… 4 years $16 million, that’s dirt dirt cheap for he’s doing!

  10. BigAlHeBDMan says: Nov 10, 2013 12:04 AM

    Wish him the best as a Saints fan. Thanks for the memories and enjoy that Super Bowl ring you won down here. There’s no telling if you’ll ever get there again.

  11. badmoonrison says: Nov 10, 2013 12:20 AM

    I always like Reggie and never understood why he jumped around from team to team. He’s a darn good back. I would trade our McFadden for him in a new york minute…and I’d throw in a 5th round draft pick to boot…

  12. bamboozle99 says: Nov 10, 2013 1:31 AM

    One of the best scat-backs ever.

  13. dlions18 says: Nov 10, 2013 3:53 AM

    Just wait until Burleson comes back!

  14. intforatd says: Nov 10, 2013 6:43 AM

    Did he pull a hammy, or tweek a knee giving this interview? LOL

  15. derrickbrooks4president says: Nov 10, 2013 8:16 AM

    Or another way to say it Reggie is that you are finally in one of the weakest divisions in football.

  16. notlogicalvoicesays says: Nov 10, 2013 10:26 AM

    Yeah the NFC South and the AFC East are such tough divisions…..

  17. cruzer1996 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:11 AM

    Nice numbers when you project for Reggie having missed a game and a half. Total yards is what Reggie brings to the table.

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