32 Responses to “Over/Under: Reggie Bush”

  1. Craig Gerein says:

    I’ll take the over, but knowing Detroit’s luck he’ll probably get hurt.

  2. Timothy Holloway says:

    I’ll take the under. Those numbers would easily put him in the top 10 for RBs and with Calvin, PGrew, Leshoure, Bell on the team, I just don’t see him getting that many touches. I’m thinking more along the lines of 50/1250/5

  3. BAMNation says:

    I am not entirely convinced Leshore is a red zone monster, but who else is there for DET?

  4. Jason T says:

    Under for me. I think these numbers are very optimistic.

  5. Al says:

    Ill take definite over on total yards, He’ll have close to or over 1000 yards rushing alone.

  6. Eric Stocksdale says:

    I will say – over, under, under

  7. Eric Hardter says:

    One thing to consider is the switching of divisions. In terms of total yards given up, the Jets/Pats/Bills combined to average 18.3 (our of the 32 teams). The Packers/Bears/Vikings were significantly better, with an average of 10.7.

    Combine that with his health (16 games played in only two of seven seasons) and the fact I don’t think Joique Bell is going away as a 3rd down back, and I’ll say Under, Over, Under.

    Great work as always, Eric!

  8. SJ says:

    Very much the over on all of these stats, except maybe the yards total.

    Leshoure had over 30 receptions this year and Bell had over 50. The vast majority of those will be going to Bush.

    Yes, he’s always been susceptible to injuries, but Reggie only missed 1 game over the two years (week 17 in 2011), and he proved he can run inside and outside the tackles very well given his 4.67 YPC total in the last two seasons.

    The Det offense is much more dynamic than Mia, that could be both bad and good that it’ll take away attention but limit his carries. He should be a focal point in the receiving game but stacking yards each week may come tough. He’s averaged 1200-1300yds over the past two years. That might be where he lies this year.

    TD’s will be what they always are… very random, but he averages 7 a year, so the TD’s will be there in the end.

  9. DAG says:

    Being from Detroit and a Lions fan my whole life, I certainly hope that all of these numbers are over. I am very excited to see how Bushs skillset plays out as I believe this may be the perfect offense for his talent. And the monster games Best put up before his injury problems could very well translate to Bush as well.
    That being said, I am also concerned that a heavier workload obviously means more chances for injury and I am not 100% sure that Bush can take that large of a workload and stay healthy.
    Here is to hoping for my teams sake!

    • Eric Olinger says:

      I think the Lions will still use another running back to “protect” Bush from the heavy lifting in the same way the Saints use Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas/Mark Ingram.

  10. Verb says:

    I actually like this move for bush a lot. In my opinion, Leshore is nothing more then a glorified lendale white as stated above and with the propensity of coaches benching guys for a single turnover these days, one fumble and I could see the “touchdown monster” on the bench drinking a lot of blue gatorade. Bell is a solid player but I think Schwartz and the Lions will do everything they can to utilize bush and have him take some of the pressure off of stafford and tron.

    My projections are 72 catches, 1174 rush yards, 625 receiving yards, 7 tds


  11. Scott says:

    Seeing as how I traded Bush away a few month ago I’m now expecting him to have one of the greatest seasons ever had by a runningback. lol That’s how my luck usually works

  12. Jon says:

    Going under under and Under. Not by a lot but still – Under x3. My main reasoning is I see Bush very suseptible to injury while playing over half of his games on turf. Due to that reasoning I see more of a 60/25/15 split on duties with Bush / Leshoure / Bell. No way on that offense that Bush puts up 1500 total yards while receiving 60 % of the offensive snaps.

    A lot of people seem to be very very high on Bush. Much more so than myself. As stated above, the defenses in the NFC north are a touch better than the Defenses in the AfC east. That fact combined with a heavy pass oriented team, weak defense, goal line loss of touches, and turf… I very much am on the low side of these projections. Although… I could see him with 50-60 receptions and 5-6 tds. That yardage total though… I don’t believe is too realistic. Just my opinion though.

  13. Ron says:

    Over / Under / Under. I see 70 catches, 650yds rushing 600yds receiving, with 6-7 TDs.

  14. Tim Stafford says:

    I’ll take the under on all simply because I don’t believe he can stay healthy.

  15. sean mcguigan says:

    Under for me…..and reason is injuries…back on turf will not be a good thing for Mr Bush

  16. Sensei John Kreese says:

    Under on yards and catches, over on Td’s.

    • burner says:

      bottom line for me? worst thing reggie could have done is sign with a team that plays on turf. he will most likely get hurt again. same potential (unrealized) that he had in new orleans….under on all stats.

  17. Sean says:

    I agree. Under on catches and total yds – Over on TD’s.

  18. Eric Olinger says:

    Ford Field is definitely not the Super Dome. The fact that he’s playing on turf won’t effect my outlook for Reggie Bush. He’s stayed healthy the last two years and until he slips back into his snake bitten ways I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he’s the new Fred Taylor? Fragile reputation that proved everyone wrong in the end.

  19. SJ says:

    I agree. His harsh N.O. “bust” label was never quantified.

    If anyone has the sense to realize its New Orleans style of using multiple RBs w/o any lead rb making all the stats. He had some decent years when he was healthy.. but just not as good as desired. The injuries did see a bit flukey in nature. Even in 200,8 in limited duty before going down, he was a top 10 PPR back, so the potential was always there. I’ll take my shot on an injury-risk back with potential given the right circumstances.

  20. John Dodson says:

    over, under, over. > 65 catches should be attainable. 1,400 yards will be tough. 7 Td’s is easily achievable, especially when you factor in the feast-or-famine Lions are overdue on that front.

  21. sixshooter says:

    Well…..I own Best and LeShoure and still feel Bush will be the best back. Best is likely done and LeShoure will still be productive but not as productive as Bush…..especially in PPR. As long as the Lions keep Bush as rusher and not a returner, he should remain healthy and……as long as he stays healthy…..he “should” be a monster in PPR leagues!!!!

  22. Matthew Reed says:

    I would say under across the board, using conventional wisdom. However, I can see an argument for the Over. Typically, when a back hits 27 yrs old, you pretty much know what their ceiling is. I think the suggested numbers are right about or above that ceiling.

    However, I can’t help from thinking about Priest Holmes. Now, I am not saying that Reggie is the same type of player as Holmes, nor are the2013 lions the same makeup as 2001 Chiefs. What I am saying however, is that a change in offensive system and a coaching staff that shows more trust and reliance on a 27 year old player can significantly alter the perceived ceiling.

    I can see how the Lions staff would want to rely on Bush to give them an extra dimension. What is lost in Calvin’s record breaking year was the ridiculous force feeding of targets to him. Lions need to become more diverse not only for an added dimension but to preserve their best player. Bush could be the key to that diversity.

    I will vote under but I will not be surprised if Bush gets an entirely new outlook in this system.

  23. German Cowboys says:

    under/over , it really does not matter. I like R. Bush situation on explosive Lions Offense.

    i see him outscore any other RB on Lions team. I am a buyer.

  24. SDR says:

    One note about Leshoure, he was coming off of a ruptured achilles last season. I’m not his biggest fan, but I’m sure he will show more burst than he did last season. I don’t think he will lose that many carries.

    I think Reggie’s rush attempt will go down, while his receptions go way up. Reggie is capable of 800 + receiving yards in this offense because they have a terrible defense & don’t give a damn about running the ball. I’ll go with about 600 rushing & receiving with potential for more.

  25. bmac says:

    70 rec 1800 all-purpose yds. Since most runs will not be in between tackles, I believe potential for injury is minimized. Additionally, the turf will enhance his speed. Unlike NO, the lack of quality rb’s will enhance his touches from rb position, plus punt return opportunities.

    • sean mcguigan says:

      I wish I could bet the under on that in Vegas…..I would dump on it……no chance he smells 1800 yards…

      • sixshooter says:

        If he stays healthy……there’s definitely a chance! Not saying I would bet on it….but he is definitely capable in that offense especially!

  26. Adam Franssen says:

    Under, Under, Push.

    I think that there are three factors working against Bush:

    1) Bush’s history on turf suggest injury.
    2) As I’ve said in other columns, my feeling is that Leshoure will be better off this year than last.
    3) Schwartz is an idiot. Honestly, I don’t think he really knows how to utilize his players. I mean, what good is the receiving record on a 4 win team?

  27. sixshooter says:

    I just wish I could see into the future with Best! He is still on my roster because he is too good to release but…..at the same time…..he is too bad to hang onto! I fear that I am going to release him only to find out that he has been cleared to play and he will pick up where he left off which was incredibly great! But…..I can’t afford to waste another year of him on my roster!

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