Reggie Bush would have not had his way with us if Brian Urlacher was still with us. He might have been able to get one or two good runs off, but he wouldn’t have been able to keep doing it. Urlacher would have been spying Bush (ha ha, he said “spying bush”) and stuffing him and he would have held other players accountable for spying him when he had to drop into coverage.
Reggie Bush was the difference maker in Detroit. I remember when they picked him up and not even thinking anything of it. They used to have a one-dimensional offense and as long as we could contain Megatron (Calvin Johnson) and Nate Burleson decides not to opt for pizza delivery, we would be alright. Bush completes a package in Detroit that makes the Lions a legitimate threat in our division and in the NFC on a whole.
I usually exhaust so much effort in Packer hating, that I don’t save any hatred for another team. I am now going to spread it almost evenly between the Green Bay Packers and “other.” I say almost because the Pack will always receive top hatred. Lately our division has had 3 contenders in it. This year the Lions are the third possible. I am not oblivious to the fact that my hating other teams is in direct correlation to them being good. This is every fan’s God given right.
Now the hope part……………
Our record is still tied for best in the division, and when we face the Lions again it will be in Soldier Field. I believe that we’ll win that one. Everything that could go wrong in this game did. Poor play by special teams and we couldn’t convert a third down to save our life. Bears had 4 turnovers, and all that Reggie Bush havoc gave the Lions momentum throughout the game. Mr. Fourth Quarter still showed up. I was sitting at the edge of my seat, excitedly thinking that I was about to witness a true miracle. Didn’t you guys perk up?
I know we made some mistakes, but the Lions should be ashamed of themselves. Our guys never gave up. I saw a lot of heart in our players. The Lions started sending text messages on the field and putting in their dinner orders with Nate Burleson because he was free to go pick it up. There is no way we should have been able to get that close to tying it up but we did. That’s why Jay Cutler gets to keep his nickname at least another week.
Jay, you’re still my Mr. Fourth Quarter.