The Detroit Lions‘ Reggie Bush went on the radio Friday morning and reiterated some of the feelings about the team that he has already mentioned before and after the firing of Jim Schwartz. Bush has expressed in the past that the team was lacking in discipline and that players and coaches are just not on the same page.
On “NFL AM” this morning, Bush said, “I think the culture is going to be the biggest thing that we’re going need to improve on in our locker room. I don’t know if it’s going to be anything really too difficult because we have all the pieces to the puzzle. We have a really good team…so it’s going to be about just changing the atmosphere, that culture, getting us the championship mentality in the way we prepare.”
It’s no secret the Lions have struggled with discipline with massive penalty yardage lost and idiotic actions made by star players like Ndamukong Suh. Sources close to some of the Lions players are coming out saying that Suh was “uncontrollable” and would often do things at practices to show his power over Jim Schwartz. He would arrive late and then challenge Schwartz whenever he wanted. These claims have been backed by multiple sources, originally being told by former player Heath Evans. Evans mentioned these claims to 105.1 FM in Detroit.
Evans said, “Three different people (told me) all the same story about antics Suh would do just to show his dominance over a head coach”.
As Bush sounds off and allegations are made towards Suh, it’s important for Jim Caldwell and the rest of the coaching staff to step up. It’s time for the culture change, but it better happen quickly before it gets too out of hand and causes the vicious cycle to continue.