As a newcomer to the Detroit Lions, Reggie Bush discovered this week that wearing the Honolulu blue and silver often entails answering questions about teammate Ndamukong Suh.
Suh is appealing a $100,000 fine for an illegal block on Vikings center John Sullivan in Detroit’s win on Sunday.
Bush answered the Detroit media’s questions on Wednesday.
He also appeared on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access.”
Here’s what he told them about the leadership on the Lions:
“Preseason we came together (and) we put together a group of guys who we felt like were leaders on the team, guys who we felt like we could trust. Suh was part of that, Louis Delmas was part of that and we said for that every personal foul penalty that we get, we’re going to run three half-gassers. We ended up with I think two personal foul penalties in that game (against the Vikings) and we ended up running six half-gassers as a team because we felt like not just that one person suffers — the whole teams suffers. That’s kind of what we need, taking steps in the right direction. Those types of things, holding ourselves accountable and that’s what we did today. It’s good to have that and I’m glad that we were able to get that out of the way today. Hopefully we won’t have many more for the rest of the season.”
Bush was also asked if he thinks Suh can change:
“The person who put together that leadership group I was just telling you about was Suh. He was the guy that put that together. Obviously I haven’t been here in the past; I can only go off of what I’ve seen since I’ve been here. But what I’ve been hearing from guys who have been here with him, he is a changed person; he has changed his mentality and the way he’s playing. Obviously he had that one setback and I think it’s all behind him now. As a team, we can do our best by supporting him and being there for him.”