Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Bush blames himself for benching


The Detroit Lions lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Detroit took the lead into the half with a 27 point second quarter, but they weren’t able to get any points on the board in the second half.

Part of the offensive struggles can fall on the shoulders of running back Reggie Bush. He carried the ball 12 times for 31 yards, a 2.6 yard per carry average. He added two receptions for another 23 yards to bring his all-purpose total up to 54 yards. Bush also fumbled the football and apparently benched. There was some concerns that he could’ve suffered an injury or was resting, but he suggested it was because of the fumble.

“Probably because I fumbled the ball. You turn the ball over, that’s what happens. I’ve been in this league long enough to know that. There is nobody to blame but myself,” Bush said, via the Detroit News.

Head coach Jim Schwartz didn’t hesitate to point the finger at Bush either.

“Reggie didn’t have an easy time getting started today,” Schwartz said. “That had a lot to do with our inability to get points in the second half.”

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