Bush unlikely to return to Miami and would be ideal fit in Detroit’s offensive system.
The Detroit Lions are a number of teams that are actually a better team than their 2012 record suggest.
Although finishing 4-12, QB Matt Stafford threw for over 5,000, Calvin Johnson set a new single-season receiving record and they boast a very good defensive line.
What they don’t boast is a good run game, something that nee to seriously address if they want to return to the playoffs next season.
Free agent Reggie Bush may just be that man to be the perfect compliment to the pass-heavy team, as he can can catch out of the backfield as well as running off-tackle and break into the open field.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions are looking into the potential move and that they would have to pay around $5m a year for his services.
The Lions have a philosophy of ‘we will score more than you’ as shown in their miserable pass defence last year, something they will hope to address by drafting Dee Milliner in the first round of the draft.
Acquiring Bush would be a great move for the team, it will complete an offence that is dangerous when firing on all cylinders, and will make teams respect the run more when playing against Detroit.
The team were so poor running the ball last year, they almost never did it, which meant team’s focused mainly on pass coverage, and once they took that threat away, the Lions had no offence at all.
There are still a few areas to improve the team, mainly on defence, but this signing of a former Superbowl winner will go a long way to improve the playoff aspirations for the NFC North team.