Lions running back Reggie Bush got benched on a muddy day in Pittsburgh earlier this season, leading to a dispute between Bush and coach Jim Schwartz about whether or not Bush was a mudder.
Bush insists he loves the slop and he’d like to see it in Philadelphia when the Lions travel to face the Eagles this weekend.
“I actually welcome it and I love playing in the bad weather conditions,” Bush said, via MLive.com. “I feel like it’s an advantage for the running backs because the defenders, safeties and the linebackers don’t know which way we are going. Anytime we can make a move and get them off balance, especially in bad weather and in mud, that’s a win for the running back.”
The weather may not be the biggest issue for Bush this week, however. Bush missed practice on Wednesday because of a calf injury. Tim Twentyman of the team’s website reports that Bush was back on the field Thursday, but wasn’t wearing a helmet and was doing only “very light” work during the session. Bush wasn’t doing any cutting, so people will be keeping an eye on his injury reports for the next few days while Bush focuses on the weather.