There is plenty of buzz going around about how the Baltimore Ravens are going to pay for Matt Elam’s comments about Megatron A.K.A. Calvin Johnson. While this may fuel Johnson and the Detroit Lions to show out Monday, I have a feeling that there is a player being left out who if healthy could be a major threat to the Ravens if not watched on Monday. The Ravens will need to keep an eye on Reggie Bush as well as Johnson to secure the victory Monday night.
All Bush has done since coming into the league is make defenders look dumb in open space. Seeing Bush leave the New Orleans Saints for the Miami Dolphins still baffles me. Seeing Detroit pick up such a weapon with such ease in the offseason makes me wonder what other owners in this league were thinking. You cannot put arguably the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game and one of the fastest, most elusive backs in recent years together on one team. It is almost not fair. Coming off a stellar performance against the Green Bay Packers prior to his calf injury, this former USC Trojan looks to stack another good game on top of his 20 carries for 117 yards and one score performance.
Baltimore will have their hands full already with Johnson; adding a healthy Bush to the mix complicates things even more. However, they bring plenty to the table themselves as they have the eighth ranked run defense in the league, allowing only 3.8 yards per carry and haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher since Week 6 against the Packers. They have also only allowed three rushing touchdowns on the season.
It appears that with Baltimore’s stout rushing attack and Bush’s recent success that an unstoppable force will meet an immovable object. This will prove to be a very exciting battle through the air as well as on the ground. I hope you all have taken your blood pressure medication, because once Monday night arrives, the action will be just as thrilling as last Sunday’s Snowdown Showdown against the Minnesota Vikings.