Anyone who is a fan of a team in the NFC North that is not the Detroit Lions certainly felt a little nervous when it was known that Reggie Bush would take his talents to the Motor City. Besides the fact that he is a ridiculously explosive player on the gridiron, Bush fits perfectly into the Lions’ offensive scheme. That was proven on Sunday when the running back was impressive in his debut with Detroit.
Bush rushed for 90 yards on 21 carries and hauled in four receptions for a whopping 101 receiving yards and one touchdown.
There is no question he proved to anyone watching that he plans to be the real deal this season. Bush also showed just how dangerous the Lions’ offense could be when the defense decides to use a linebacker to cover him.
“We talked about getting in space and just constantly being in situations where we have mismatches with a linebacker or something,” Bush said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “I think we did a good job of that, and we’ll see more of that in the future.”
With Calvin Johnson and other talented wide receivers consistently making big plays, Detroit is able to spread the field, which allows Bush to work in space. Anyone who has seen him play since his college days knows that there is no one more dangerous than him in the open field. It is the reason why the Lions were so desperate to sign him in free agency. Obviously, the organization knew the advantage they would have with Bush lining up in the backfield and it certainly did not disappoint in Sunday’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings.