Green Bay Packers eighth year man Jarrett Bush has been a player on defense that many fans of the team feel needs to do more. Personally, I think he has yet to prove himself on the defensive side of the ball and he must start to step up and prove he can actually produce.
Since becoming a Packer in 2006, Bush’s role has mainly been on special teams. He has done a great job in that role and was named special teams captain last year. You will always find Bush on punts sprinting down the field and either making a big tackle or downing the ball just inside the 10-yard line. Bush has done such a good job on special teams and in each of his seven seasons, he has recorded double digit tackles on special teams which makes him the only player in Packers history to accomplish this feat since the stat was recorded in 1976.
However, when he is asked to go out and defend a receiver, he has struggled throughout the years. It seems that over the past few seasons, whenever a big play was made, Bush was on the defending side. It is a frustrating thing to see from such a great athlete.
So far in the 2013 season, Bush has only played in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers and did not record any tackles on defense. He has missed the last two weeks because of a hamstring injury.
Bush must start working on his craft defensively so that he can help secure the Packers’ secondary. Everyone knows he can get the job done and more on special teams, but in order to become a player that everyone knows about he must improve his game and show the organization and the fans that he is a legitimate defensive weapon.