The Detroit Lions landed one of the most prized free agents, dual threat running back Reggie Bush. He brings balance to an offense that has relied heavily on Calvin Johnson.
“It’s a running back’s dream,” Bush said, via Pro Football Talk. “That’s the first thing we talked about, when we were watching film. To see those safeties deep, see those safeties rolling over double covering Calvin Johnson, it’s a running back’s dream. We have to be able to run the ball in that situation. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to come here, to be able to bring a balanced attack and help take some of the pressure off Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford and just complement them. I think it’s going to work out well.”
The attention Calvin Johnson will command after his monster year could do wonders for the running game with Reggie Bush, even the short pass routes in the flats.
“I’ve done three or four carries a game, I’ve done 20, 25 carries a game,” Bush said. “I’m comfortable when we win. That’s what I’m most comfortable with and that’s what I’m here for is to help this team win. I’m not so much worried about my personal stats. I’m at the point in my career now where winning is the most important to me.”
In New Orleans he caught more passes and was more a weapon of the passing game. In Miami he proved he was a 1,000 yard rusher. But Jim Schwartz said it wasn’t necessarily his talent that made him so desirable.
“We already knew his talent, we could see that talent on film and we knew how that talent fit our offense,” Schwartz said. “The thing that we didn’t know is what a good guy he is, what a humble person he is, and what a student of the game he is. We think he’s going to fit real well with the rest of our locker room.”
It still remains how the Lions will use him but I don’t think anyone is doubting that it will work.