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Reggie Bush breaks his promise to stop fumbling

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After Lions running back Reggie Bush lost a costly fumble against the Steelers, he promised not to fumble again. It didn’t take him long to break that promise.

On the Lions’ opening possession on Thanksgiving against the Packers, Bush lost a fumble deep in Green Bay territory, and Detroit ended a promising drive with no points.

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews made a great play, beating a double team to get his hand on the ball and knock it out of Bush’s arms.

The fumble was Bush’s fourth of the season. He looked dejected on the bench afterward, and he may stay on the bench: If the Lions can’t trust Bush not to fumble, they need to replace him with Joique Bell, a running back who isn’t as spectacular as Bush but is proving himself to be more reliable.

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43 Responses to “Reggie Bush breaks his promise to stop fumbling”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 28, 2013 12:51 PM

    Bush averages 4 fumbles a year.

    So… expecting less would be very optimistic (by Reggie or fans).

  2. tyrobjenkins says: Nov 28, 2013 12:51 PM

    Gym Shorts isn’t smart enough to bench him. Bell is the superior rb in Detroit.

  3. wisconsinhillfolk says: Nov 28, 2013 12:52 PM

    A good HC would give Reggie the ball on the first play of this drive!

  4. hyzers says: Nov 28, 2013 12:52 PM

    Looks like Sitton and the boys can’t keep his QB upright on the first drive. Suh with a monster hit on Flynn and Ziggy getting the sack to end the drive.

    All Flynn can do is hand the ball off, throw the out route and screens. Gonna be a long day for the cheese curds!

  5. packerbackernj says: Nov 28, 2013 12:52 PM

    And i thought only evil people made their employees work on thanksgiving….enjoy your thanksgiving mds.

    Michael David Smith: The great thing about having a job like this is it doesn’t feel like work. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, too.

  6. cornerstone2001 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:53 PM

    No!!!!!!!!. This is championship fantasy week. I need him

  7. vooyah says: Nov 28, 2013 12:53 PM

    I love Reggie, but you can’t make a statement like that in today’s NFL. You can do your absolute best to NOT fumble, but to basically guarantee it? Defenses are too talented for those kinds of guarantees.

  8. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 28, 2013 12:59 PM

    This is no joique, our Packers need to ring the dinner bell to win this game.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 28, 2013 1:00 PM

    Detroit has two great receiving running backs.

    Detroit is about 1 receiver and 2 defensive backs away from being scary.

  10. 6kingswest says: Nov 28, 2013 1:00 PM

    Packer fans…you better have a lot of alcohol on hand, this is going to be a LONG day!

  11. tutamus says: Nov 28, 2013 1:06 PM

    Only way the Packers will win this game is if the Lions beat themselves.

    This coming from a packer fan.

  12. yourignorancespreads says: Nov 28, 2013 1:10 PM

    WOW JUMPING THE GUN WILL ONLY HURT YOU. REGGIE IS DAT DUDE AND IF YOU SLEEP ON HIM YOU WILL GET BURNED. TOO MANY BUSH HATERS OUT THERE. DETROIT IS ONLY HALF AS GOOD WITHOUT HIM. DUDE HAS 50 total yards in 1st quarter you do the math idiots

  13. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 28, 2013 1:14 PM

    I’m hungry for a win and hope we get a piece of Stafford.

  14. dudermcrbohan says: Nov 28, 2013 1:15 PM

    Promises were made to be broken, my dear redrum.

  15. maddrew says: Nov 28, 2013 1:16 PM

    It’s ok for a QB to throw 13 plus INT but not ok for a RB to fumble 4 times a year. Double standard.

  16. huskerguy says: Nov 28, 2013 1:20 PM

    And a Green Bay defensive TD!

  17. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 28, 2013 1:23 PM

    HA! TD! We Packers know how to dig deep to get our man.

  18. 7mantel says: Nov 28, 2013 1:26 PM

    Lions are giving this game away !

  19. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 28, 2013 1:32 PM

    It would have been nice for that Detroit wide receiver to be more aware and come back to the ball instead of standing there flatfooted.

  20. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 28, 2013 1:33 PM

    C’mon Pack, now let’s sew up this win.

  21. lionsden1317 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:35 PM

    @7mantel

    Yes they are. We cannot keep turning the ball over and hope to win.

  22. yourignorancespreads says: Nov 28, 2013 1:37 PM

    Still wanna hate on bush anyone ? I didn’t think so

  23. lionsden1317 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:37 PM

    TOUCHDOWN LIONS!!!

    Looks like this is going to be a good game!

  24. ambitoos says: Nov 28, 2013 1:38 PM

    We keep stats on everything in football but I wonder if there are any stats on lawsuits under Goodell leadership. I’ll bet it’s tenfold.

  25. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 28, 2013 1:40 PM

    Detroit got that one by the skin of their teeth.

  26. lennydpocketqb says: Nov 28, 2013 1:47 PM

    Bench this clown

  27. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 28, 2013 1:48 PM

    Joe Buck is a nice man and he is right, I will talk to mother now.

  28. Getoffmylawn! says: Nov 28, 2013 1:52 PM

    Pay up Reggie. What was his guarantee again? Next time I hear an athlete say he guarantees something, I would like them to say I guarantee it or I will quit this team. Just give some weight to your words. Otherwise they are as empty as Reggie.

  29. lilpuppy says: Nov 28, 2013 1:53 PM

    Packer center got injured by their tackle stepping on him….Suh to be fined on tuesday

  30. jonevans83 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:57 PM

    140 or so yards and a touchdown. Yeap.. bench the guy. lololol dumb

  31. gtodriver says: Nov 28, 2013 2:03 PM

    The Packers have absolutely no offense. Their defense hasn’t been much been much better.

    If it weren’t for the three turnovers the Lions lead would e much more than it is.

  32. dahmergeinteam says: Nov 28, 2013 2:05 PM

    Yeeah, he missed the FG. Time to do some skinning and meat carving at halftime, folks.

  33. hpeters77 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:20 PM

    As a Saints fan, I knew Bush keep that promise of not fumbling, from when he was with the Saints

  34. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 28, 2013 2:46 PM

    I’d say 80% of NFL fans don’t understand the value of running backs who have great receiving ability and the need for QUALITY wide receiver DEPTH in the modern NFL.

  35. alchemistcirca1979 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:51 PM

    people break promises……that’s life.

    Happy thanksgiving everyone

  36. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 28, 2013 3:05 PM

    It’s a ridiculous promise bound to be broken so why do it? Fumbles happen. What’s next promise to never get injured?

  37. betterandbetterthan says: Nov 28, 2013 3:33 PM

    Adrian Peterson has had 4 fumbles in each of the last two seasons, would you like to call for his benching as well? AP had 7 and 9 in his first two years, again, no one calling for his benching. Let’s temper our sensationalism a bit.

  38. bearshaterseverywhere says: Nov 28, 2013 4:33 PM

    poor lilpuppy, he just can’t deal with the reality thay his football is known around the league for playing dirty and cheap. Lions blow everything in the playoffs…book it. Dirtiest team ever.

  39. staffordsyear says: Nov 28, 2013 5:58 PM

    I see a few people above have stuck a foot in mouth because Reggie Bush more than made up for it with almost 200 yards all purpose yards.

  40. lingsun54 says: Nov 28, 2013 6:26 PM

    Reggie Bush finished with 20 carries for 117 yards and 5 receptions for 65 yards. 25 touches for 182 combined yards. A great day even with the fumble.

  41. lingsun54 says: Nov 28, 2013 6:28 PM

    Bush already has 1,120 yards rushing and receiving this year. And he missed a game and a half this year.

  42. tedesco47 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:01 PM

    “Detroit has two great receiving running backs.
    Detroit is about 1 receiver and 2 defensive backs away from being scary.”

    Detroit is about 1 calvin johnson injury away from being irrelevant.

  43. teedraper says: Nov 29, 2013 1:40 PM

    Looks like he didn’t “stay” on the bench idiot.

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