Reggie Bush Free Agency Could Breath Life Back Into Detroit
The Reggie Bush free agency news is starting to pick up as we approach the start of 2013 NFL season. One team that would benefit from obtaining Reggie Bush is the Detroit Lions. Reggie Bush is developed into a solid NFL running back and would add a great component to the already potent offense in Detroit. With Jahvid Best not being medically cleared to play in the NFL, Reggie Bush would be the perfect addition.
The dumpster fire that Detroit called the 2012 NFL season ended with a 4 – 12 record. Reggie Bush free agency allows Detroit to go after the one thing they’ve been missing since Barry Sanders, a running game. So I’m clear, I’m not claiming Reggie Bush to be the next Barry Sanders, but he will be a good addition to the Lions offense.
The Miami Dolphins are making it known; there will be a Reggie Bush free agency market for the 2013 NFL season. This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but it’s their team and they could do as they please. Since entering the NFL in 2006 Reggie Bush has been underused. This wouldn’t be the case if Reggie Bush goes Detroit.
Since 2006 Reggie Bush has 967 rushing attempts totaling 4,162 yards. Arian Foster entered the NFL in 2009, and has 1010 rushing attempts for 4,521 yards. Adrian Peterson is another example. Since 2007 he has 1,754 career rushing attempts, nearly double Reggie Bush. (Reggie Bush does have more receptions). At 28 years old Reggie Bush has plenty of years left to be a premium NFL running back.
Lions quarterback Matt Stafford may have the best arm in the NFL. He also happens to have the best receiver in the NFL, Calvin Johnson. This tandem broke Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record while only winning four games, pretty damn impressive. Even more impressive when you consider the lack of a running game meant defenses could focus on Johnson, but they couldn’t stop him. Bring Reggie Bush into the equation and you have a Detroit offense that would give fits to NFL defenses.
The Lions are good NFL football team teetering on being great. The playoff berth of 2011 wasn’t a fluke; it was the 2012 season is the fluke for Detroit. Reggie Bush free agency could not come at a better time for the Lions. This is a young roster with a lot of talent on both sides the ball, and a revitalized fan base.
Contrary to the results the 2012 NFL season, Jim Schwartz is a great NFL head coach. Don’t forget he took the Lions from 0 – 16 in 2008, to the playoffs in 2011. Detroit fans haven’t forgotten what Schwartz is done for the team, and for the city. Acting on the Reggie Bush free agency would solidify the running back position for Detroit, and prove to fans that Detroit won’t slip back into the losing ways of the past.
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Don’t forget the Detroit Lions have the 5th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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