If one thing is clear from the offseason, it’s the Miami Dolphins will most likely part ways with running back Reggie Bush after two seasons–which should come as no surprise considering his production was down in 2012. While things may not work out with the Dolphins, there are numerous teams that will at least consider bringing Bush on board for the 2013 season and as crazy as it sounds–one of those teams should be the Detroit Lions.
The Lions are coming off a disappointing 2012 season in which they finished with a 4-12 record and one of their biggest areas in need of improvement is the ground game as they ranked 23rd by averaging just 100.8 rushing yards per game. Sure, the rushing numbers will most likely be down for any team with Matthew Stafford as their quarterback, but this is certainly an area that needs to be addressed for the 2013 season.
With a player like Bush expected to be available, Detroit should at least consider bringing him on board.
His numbers may have been down last season, but if the Lions could figure out a way to help Bush return to his 2011 form, it could give them an extra advantage to compete in the NFC North. Obviously, the main factor behind Detroit’s success will be the passing game, but that doesn’t mean they should stay away from focusing on the ground game as well.
If Bush does become available, this could turn into a situation where it certainly wouldn’t hurt the Lions–so it may be worth at least considering for an option.
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