The Detroit Lions signed running back Reggie Bush to revamp their running game, which was essentially non-existent. Bush made his presence felt in the Lions offense right away in a season opening win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Bush touched the ball 25 times for 191 all-purpose yards. Bush was compared a lot to Hall of Fame, and dual-threat, running back Marshall Faulk. For years Faulk has downplayed the comparison, but that might be changing.
“I told somebody if you ever mention Reggie Bush and me ever again, I’ll smack you in the mouth,” Faulk said Thursday on “The M & M Podcast”. “I would have to take that smack back. This performance was Marshall Faulk-esque. I watched him play, and I was kind of like, ‘That’s how I played.’ It was fun to watch Reggie on a roll. … It was impressive. I hope he can stay healthy. If he can stay healthy, they have a shot at the division title.”
For Bush that staying healthy part might be hard. He reportedly sustained two injuries in the game, a dislocated thumb and a groin injury. On Thursday we learned of a third injury, a hyper-extended knee.
However, it didn’t seem to slow him down last week and there is no indication it will this weekend.