Reggie Bush said at his Detroit Lions introductory news conference “that he feels like he got drafted all over again”. The running back will join the Lions’ offense and give them spark at both running back and punt returner. He will also be used on screen routes and underneaths; he has always been a very dangerous back in the passing game since his college days.
When asked about the 7 man fronts he will face with Calvin Johnson at wide receiver he said “it’s a running back’s dream. That’s the first thing we talked about. When we were watching film and you see those safeties deep and safeties rolling over, double-coveraging Calvin Johnson. It’s a running back’s dream. We have to be able to run the ball in that situation. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come here, to be able to bring a balanced attack and help take some of the pressure off Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford and just complement them.”
The Lions had a fantastic passing attack last year, but they have not had great production at the running back position since Barry Sanders retired.
“It just made sense. If felt right from the beginning,” Bush said. “They really didn’t have to sell me too much. They could have just pulled up one clip and I was already sold.”
Well it really didn’t take much at all to get Bush on the field with the Lions; now we’ll see what he can do when he gets there.