Reggie Bush has said he wants to play at least five more years. On Wednesday he said that, no matter how much time he has left in the league, he wants to remain with the Lions.
“I want to stay here, I want to retire here and I’d love to retire as a Detroit Lion,” Bush told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. “I don’t want to bounce around from city to city, from team to team. I think I have something good going here, have been really getting to know the city over the past year and just really looking forward to bringing a championship here someday and making history.”
That effort could get a little easier on offense this year, with the addition of receiver Golden Tate, the arrival of tight end Eric Ebron, and the ongoing presence of receiver Calvin Johnson.
“There’s a lot of options and I think that’s the great thing about this offense, you can’t just key in on one guy because we have a multitude of players that can hit the big one and can score touchdowns and make big plays,” Bush said. “Obviously like you said adding Golden Tate and adding the new tight end into our offense is only making us that much more dangerous so we’re bringing more weapons into an already explosive offense.”
Defensively, the team got a boost with the recent arrival of tackle Ndamukong Suh for offseason workouts. While Bush said nothing about Suh’s past absences, Bush’s praise for Suh’s decision to show up said plenty.
“It’s very important because he’s a huge part of what our defense does,” Bush said. “He’s a one man wrecking shop, he’s a good player, but we also need his presence there and he makes a difference when he is there.”
The Lions generally have needed leadership. Bush has tried to bring it since joining the team in 2013 after time with the Saints and Dolphins. If the guys who are supposed to be the leaders follow the lead of the guy who has been in the league eight years and has won a championship in New Orleans, maybe the Lions really will put it all together.