Dec. 23, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson Campaigning for Reggie Bush


The Detroit Lions have a solid quarterback in Matt Stafford, they have a all time great at wide receiver in Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, but Nate Burleson wants them to add more weapons. This is uncharacteristic of a wide receiver, who usually are selfish drama filled players who just want the ball more themselves.

Remember Terrell Owens forming a coup in Dallas because Tony Romo threw more passes to Jason Witten?

Anyways, Nate Burleson went on NFL AM this morning and utilized the platform to make his pitch to the running back.

“I’m going to just say this, ‘Reggie Bush, you already took your talents to South Beach, come on to Detroit,’” Burleson said. “I know it’s not as sunny, and it might not be the same type of glitz and glamor, but you can do wonders for us.”

These quotes were taken from an article Dave Birkett wrote for the Detroit Free Press about the interview this morning. Birkett suggests that Javhid Best’s career might be ending prematurely due to concussion issues leaving the Lions in need of a compliment to Mikel Leshoure.

Bush has proven over his career to be a dual threat, he compiled three 5o catch seasons in his career and has rushed for over 2,000 yards in the past two seasons.

“Reggie Bush has proven that he’s still explosive, and me and (Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who also appeared on the show) talked about it off air: He still has that legend behind him,” Burleson said. “He came from USC, and everybody knows he can go out there and shake a little bit, wiggle a little bit and break that big run. And for him to put up two 1,000-yard seasons the last couple years proves that he’s still an elite running back. And if I can get Reggie Bush in a Detroit Lions uniform, ooh-wee, watch out.”

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