Reggie Bush Setting the Bar High For Detroit Lions

By Andrew Fisher
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Reggie Bush joining the Detroit Lions was one of more intriguing moves this offseason. With an already explosive offense in place in Detroit, Bush adds a very interesting element to the mix. He’s a running back, he’s a receiver, and he can still take it to the house at the drop of a hat. Bush will no doubt make the Lions’ offense even more dynamic, and he sees no reason why they can’t be the league’s best offense.

“Honestly, I believe there’s no excuse for us not to have the No. 1 ranked offense. We have all the right pieces and the necessary players here to be the top offense in the league. No excuse,” said Bush.

He also spoke very highly of several offensive teammates, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, and fellow receivers Nate Burleson and Calvin Johnson.

While Bush’s comments may come across as cocky to some, I think he’s right on the money. The Lions probably should have the best offense in the league. They’ve got the best wide receiver, a top-tier quarterback, a very solid tight end, and several key role players that complement the system. Bush is the x-factor, and if he can stay on top of his game in 2013, the Detroit offense could be scary.

At the same time, the offense better be prepared to put up 35 points a game, because the defense isn’t exactly in the same great shape. It just might take some league-high offensive numbers to get this team to the playoffs.


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