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Report: Lions expect Reggie Bush to take on regular workload

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The Lions close out Week 15 with a Monday night matchup against the Ravens and the expectation is that running back Reggie Bush will be a big part of their attempt to emerge with a win.

Bush was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report last week and missed the Week 14 loss to the Eagles after aggravating a calf injury before the game, but it seems that he’s healed up well enough to get back on the field. After Bush returned to practice late in the week, word out of Detroit was that he should be in the lineup and Adam Schefter added to those reports on ESPN on Monday morning.

Schefter reported that the team expects Bush to handle his normal workload against Baltimore. Bush has averaged just under 20.5 touches a game this season, so a return to his usual role should mean that we get to hear Jon Gruden refer to him as “this guy” or “that guy” fairly often.

The Lions aren’t expected to have cornerbacks Chris Houston or Darius Slay on Monday night and defensive end Ziggy Ansah is questionable with a shoulder injury, so anything Bush and Joique Bell can do to keep the clock moving and the ball in Detroit’s hands should be welcomed by a shorthanded defense.

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21 Responses to “Report: Lions expect Reggie Bush to take on regular workload”
  1. bennyb82 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:07 PM

    This is the Lion’s most important game of the season. I have been saying that for 5 weeks but now it is for real.

  2. hellafiedfc says: Dec 16, 2013 12:09 PM

    everyone is expecting the lions to blow it once again.

    to every Lion in the locker room:

    you tired of being called the “same ol lions?”

    prove it starting tonite! play with passion and don’t make the stupid mistakes your know for.

  3. coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 16, 2013 12:11 PM

    Good. Luck.

  4. thepftpoet says: Dec 16, 2013 12:13 PM

    He’s no Matt Asiata, Gerhart or Adrian Peterson.

  5. dacoach333 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    Lets go Ravens!!! signed Bear fan

  6. tshirttom says: Dec 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    The run is important but don’t forget Calvin this week. This is it, lay it all on the line tonight.

  7. ocdn says: Dec 16, 2013 12:21 PM

    I hope my Lions play well and win. I do expect you’ll hear the crowd chant “Fire Schwartz” if anything less happens.

  8. deweyaxewound says: Dec 16, 2013 12:24 PM

    Big game for Little Brother! (Lions)

    So, you want a recipe for the best sort of entertainment?

    Mix one part ego with one part dysfunction, add equal parts dirty play, lack of class, lack of discipline, and insecurity.

    Add two heaping scoops of prime time pressure, and crappy coaching, simmer under high expectations, and garnish with divisional rival wins…add a dash of dysfunction, blend well, sit back, and watch the delicious trainwreck that’s about to happen!

  9. favrewillplay4ever says: Dec 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Good deal! Now he can get back to fumbling against the Ravens tonight!!

  10. thelionsrgreat says: Dec 16, 2013 12:32 PM

    I hope this full workload doesn’t include all the fumbles.

  11. runhigh24 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:32 PM

    his regular workload is 6 carries, 2 receptions and benched after 1 fumble.

  12. purpleguy says: Dec 16, 2013 12:37 PM

    I would really like to know what Nate Burleson has to say about all of this.

  13. lionsuberalles says: Dec 16, 2013 12:42 PM

    Lions win tonight. Megatron never responds in the press… Which means a monster game is on the way.

  14. beelza says: Dec 16, 2013 12:52 PM

    Matty Staff turns into Tony Romo, Ravens win.

  15. threefeetaway says: Dec 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    Don’t you think we should wait for Reggie to get through warmups without getting hurt before we designate him with any type of workload?

  16. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 16, 2013 1:03 PM

    The fact is the Lions are not going to go far WITHOUT Reggie Bush.

    When healthy… Bush combination of rushing and receiving is a nightmare for defenses.

  17. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Dec 16, 2013 1:14 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Dec 16, 2013 12:37 PM
    I would really like to know what Nate Burleson has to say about all of this.

    You have a really weird infatuation with Nate Burleson. I think maybe you should seek some counseling about it.
    I guess if you can’t talk about your own team and their terrible season you still have to talk about something, right?

  18. warhammer420 says: Dec 16, 2013 1:31 PM

    HUGE game. Both teams need this win.

  19. scottnbo says: Dec 16, 2013 3:37 PM

    This is a big game with 1st place in the North on the line for the Lions. Reggie will keep the defense in so Calvin should get some good looks. The Lions have a number of prime time players who don’t play on prime time much. I would look for a good performance from Suh and Fairley.

  20. vincentbojackson says: Dec 16, 2013 3:49 PM

    The Lions defense will be short handed tonight, so sort of like the Ravens defense all season.

  21. ivanpavlov0000 says: Dec 16, 2013 5:58 PM

    This is a bigger game for Detroit than Baltimore. Schwartz’s job is on the line. The whole team is on the hot seat. In addition, it’s a MNF game and the Lions don’t get the national spotlight often.

    Like Thanksgiving, I expect the Lions to play lights out. Reggie Bush will have an epic night. This one won’t even be close.

    The big question will be whether they can maintain the intensity after this game.

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