Detroit Lions fans have been more than ecstatic to land Reggie Bush. The free agent signing on March 13th, also known as 313 Day, became a huge turning point for the team. Fans could be even more excited when they find out what Bush is doing in the offseason.
Reggie Bush recently posted the following tweet on his Twitter account:
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) March 18, 2013
That’s right, Bush is sprint training with legendary American runner Maurice Greene. During his professional running career, Greene collected four Olympic medals, including two golds at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Greene also had five World Championships.
Greene’s sprint times have been some of the best in the world. Greene’s 100 meter personal best of 9.79 was at one point the world record. Greene still holds the world best at both the 60 meter (6.39) and 50 meter (5.56). Injuries forced Greene to retire early, but he can now have a lasting impact on Bush and the Lions.
Bush rushed for 1086 yards in 2011 and 986 in 2012. Bush’s average per carry decreased from 5.0 to 4.3. In college, Bush averaged 6.4 and 8.7 yards per carry in his two seasons at USC. Perhaps Greene can help Bush regain that quickness and speed that was so present in his college days.
As a Lions fan, I am excited to see what Bush can do for the team’s offense. In 2012, the Lions finished with a disappointing 4-12 record. With a solid run game, that record should greatly improve. Here’s hoping Bush’s workouts with the Olympic legend payoff.