The Detroit Lions are very excited about the added dynamic that free agent acquisition Reggie Bush brings the team on the offensive side of the ball. Bush will be able to provide a boost to the team’s running back, along with give the team a receiving threat out of the backfield, and the team’s quarterback Matthew Stafford saw that from day one.
During the team’s preseason opener against the New York Jets, Stafford said that a Jets defensive back let star wideout Calvin Johnson run free down the field as he shifted his attention to Bush coming out of the backfield.
It was that moment that Stafford realized just how big of a threat and weapon Bush can be for the team.
“I’m used to it the other way around,” Stafford said, via the team’s official website. “I went up to Reggie afterwards and I was like, ‘Nobody ever drops Calvin for anybody.’ It was kind of awesome having a corner drop Calvin to play Reggie coming out of the backfield. That’s the kind of the offense that we envision.”
It could have also just been that the Jets defense was still rusty on the second series of the preseason of perhaps the defensive back that made the move was inexperienced and won’t even make the final roster, but it does highlight a good point.
If Bush is running out in to the flat and Johnson is going deep, defenders won’t be able to solely focus on Megatron. If they do, it could be a big play given right to the Lions offense and Bush.