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Reggie Bush thinks he’s a mudder

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On Monday, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said a fumble wasn’t the reason why he decided to cut running back Reggie Bush’s playing time against the Steelers on a wet day in Pittsburgh.

“Reggie in horse racing wouldn’t be called a mudder. He’s an explosively quick guy. He’s better on a fast track,” Schwartz said.

Bush took issue with that assessment on Tuesday. Unfortunately, he didn’t do it by explaining that his father was a mudder and his mother was a mudder.

“I think the opposite,” Bush said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Bush explained he thought wet conditions can help knock defenses off balance, although the same seemed to be true of Bush when he fell a couple of times during the game. Bush may have to wait a while for another chance to prove his bona fides in the slop since the Lions play outdoors just once for the rest of the regular season, but he’ll have plenty of chances to prove Schwartz right about his ability in more pleasant conditions.

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16 Responses to “Reggie Bush thinks he’s a mudder”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    I tried to record Lions games on my DVR but it kept recording the show “Biggest Loser”

  2. jayhawk6 says: Nov 19, 2013 4:34 PM

    “Hello muddah, hello faddah…”

  3. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 19, 2013 4:36 PM

    This guy loves the slop. It’s in his bloodlines. His father was a mudder. His mother was a mudder.

  4. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 19, 2013 4:40 PM

    Reggie Bush’s opinion doesn’t matter. He’s a speedy guy that does well catching balls in the back field. He isn’t the dig-in-and-run-through-tackles type of guy.

  5. 0ffsides says: Nov 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    Schwartz also though it was good to try a fake field goal instead presumably kicking for a 7 point lead midway through the fourth quarter. I’d say to err on the side of caution with his assessment of anything at this point.

  6. jags4ever says: Nov 19, 2013 4:45 PM

    Hello mudder, hello fodder… hilarious Josh.

  7. grabgrabgrab says: Nov 19, 2013 4:46 PM

    Sure thing Reggie. Sure thing.

  8. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 19, 2013 4:46 PM

    I also would like to know what he thinks of the playcalling. They have not used him to the best of his ability and does he have input or preference of what types of plays to run or how they use him? I don’t get the feeling that everybody on Offense is on the same page yet. Well we now have at least one case of a confirmed differing opinions. But how many more are there?

  9. ahs2 says: Nov 19, 2013 4:48 PM

    2 slips + 2 fumbles…reggie, you’re a great back but on Sunday, you were no mudder.

  10. noeffinway says: Nov 19, 2013 4:59 PM

    “Took issue with” may be a bit strong.

  11. irishgary says: Nov 19, 2013 4:59 PM

    Does anyone associated with that franchise have half a brain?

  12. buckshowalter says: Nov 19, 2013 5:06 PM

    That was a game that the Lions could not afford to lose. Reggie in the back field gives them a better chance to win than on the sidelines. Schwartz is a joke of a coach and should have been fired after last season.

  13. nyyjetsknicks says: Nov 19, 2013 5:48 PM

    The fact that it took 3 post for someone to make the Seinfeld reference is disappointing.

  14. ocdn says: Nov 19, 2013 6:11 PM

    Let’s hope that was his worst game of the year….mud or no mud.

  15. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 19, 2013 9:10 PM

    Nothing says mudder more than growing up in San Diego, going to college at Southern Cal, playing professionally in two domes, and Miami, Florida.

    What a joke.


  16. tshirttom says: Nov 20, 2013 9:27 AM

    Reggie has to understand that jump cuts and other sharp changes in direction do not work in muddy conditions. That said he can be lethal on a dry track.

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