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1/11/2014

Lions' Reggie Bush: New coach must improve culture, expectations and preparation


Reggie Bush isn’t advising the Lions on the head coaching search, but the veteran running back has a few thoughts on the subject.

Bush was asked about the coaching situation Saturday afternoon by Jay Glazer on the FOX pre-game  show.

“Well you know what, I don’t have the exact answers for what the next coach needs to be or who he needs to be. That’s obviously going to come from the GM, the president and the rest of those guys,’’ Bush told Glazer. “But I think the next coach needs to improve the culture of our team, our level of expectation needs to improve and our preparation can improve as well.’’

Bush also was asked what happened to the team that started 6-3 and finished 1-6.

“I begin with myself, I had too many fumbles this year,’’ Bush said. “I think it was the most fumbles I had in one season. As an offense, as a unit we had way too many turnovers constantly putting our defense in bad position, you can’t win football like that.’’

Bush had five fumbles which is indeed a career-high. He had four in each of the previous two seasons with the Dolphins.

The offense needs some work which is one reason the Lions have interviewed four coaching candidates who have offensive expertise.

Ken Whisenhunt still appears to be the favorite to replace Jim Schwartz. The Lions interviewed him on Thursday.

Whisenhunt’s Chargers play the Broncos at Denver at 4:40 p.m. Sunday. If the Chargers lose, look for quick movement by the Lions to sign Whisenhunt.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he should be saying what the players need to improve that final stretch of the season was awful.

4:35 PM 
Blogger Bruce Standfest said...

I don't think Matt Stafford likes Reggie Bush very much, because Reggie Bush is saying the things that Matt Stafford should be saying because he (Matt)is supposed to be the leader.

4:51 PM 
Blogger Tyrone Rhea said...

Matt Stafford isn't a leader period and never will be.

5:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a lot of people assume Stafford isbthis jealous vendictive person. What have we seen that leads us to believe this. I don't think he hates Bush at all. Bush has been in the league longer than Stafford and I believe Stafford looks up to him as a veteran player. Why does it seem that many detroiters imagine this kind of false drama and locker room soap opera. It is because we have nothing better to do. The Lions obviously aren't entertaining us by winning. I just pray we get the right coach in here that can change this around because it is depressing to say the least.

5:17 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when Bush called a team meeting, and then Stafford called it off just as they began to unravel, they had just lost their second game in a row to Tampa Nov 24th. They played well the next game on Thanksgiving and then lost 5 straight . Stafford shot down Bush's call for a meeting.

6:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when Bush called a team meeting, and then Stafford called it off just as they began to unravel, they had just lost their second game in a row to Tampa Nov 24th. They played well the next game on Thanksgiving and then lost 5 straight . Stafford shot down Bush's call for a meeting.

6:09 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. Despite Stafford having played as a state for four seasons, lions fans forget that he is only 25 years old. And, how many veterans are going to listen to a 25 year old? Stafford is an amazing talent, and far above what a normal 25 year old 2-3 years removed from college would be doing and performing. It's really nauseating how critical lions fans can be. If you're a fan, be supportive.

6:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because your fan doesn't you should just back and except the type of football we have seen. We, as fans, buy tickets, jerseys, etc... which in turn pays their rediculous salaries. So commenting on what we feel is a negative to our lions team is the only way to express it. We aren't in the meetings with g.m. or coaches. If Stafford wants to be elite, than he needs to act like it. He shut down bush on the meeting. Which was terrible. He said it wasn't a must win game when we were 7-6. Last I checked, in the NFL every game is must win.

6:29 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame Stafford for the way he is, blame the coaches and management for putting him on a pedestal and making it seem like he is where he needs to be. Don't ask him if he wants to work with a QB coach, tell him he's working with a QB coach.. The organization treats Stafford as it he's a top 5 QB and he's not. He has all the potential to be but they need to him to understand he needs to develop.

8:35 PM 
Blogger To long with a team that can't play a full 4 Quarters said...

Stafford couldn't hit wide open receivers in the last six games. It's like he was not prepared for battling to win the game.

8:40 PM 
Blogger charles clary said...

Stafford is the best quarterback the Detroit Lions have had in many years but I don't feel it's wrong for us as lions fans to demand that he gets better.happy feet in the pocket all passes are fastball passes no touch , sidearm delivery over the top delivery can be confusing to some receivers to pick up the cone of the ball he just must get better in all phases of the game

9:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the end of the day just win,football is a team sport,unfortunately the lions have zero championships so the window to greatness is very small,but I think bringing in a coach with that experience is a good thing!!

2:36 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think stafford blows

10:34 AM 
Blogger Bruce Standfest said...

Watch Stafford in the last several games and you will see a QB that is jittery and nervous in the pocket, like he doesn't know whay to do or is afraid of getting hit. I saw nothing of a calm collevted QB. It doesn't appear that Stafford has put in the necessary time to be completely prepared like say Peyton Manning. When are we going to quit making excuses. Look at some of the other younger talent still playing in the Playoffs!!!! I am not agsinst Stafford, I am tired of waiting over 50 yrs for a winner.

1:03 PM 
Blogger Bruce Standfest said...

Watch Stafford in the last several games and you will see a QB that is jittery and nervous in the pocket, like he doesn't know whay to do or is afraid of getting hit. I saw nothing of a calm collevted QB. It doesn't appear that Stafford has put in the necessary time to be completely prepared like say Peyton Manning. When are we going to quit making excuses. Look at some of the other younger talent still playing in the Playoffs!!!! I am not agsinst Stafford, I am tired of waiting over 50 yrs for a winner.

1:03 PM 
Anonymous Gary King said...

Schwartz & co spent their time putting loss's on the players. Over and over I heard that they were one or 2 plays away from this win or that win. By saying such things they are saying that if this player or that player had just made the play then they'd of won. Never did I hear we called bad plays or we (coaches) called the wrong plays for the situation. Everyone and their brother saw the bad play calling....throwing passes when you should be running out the clock, etc....

11:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the comments about Stafford. All year even starting in the preseason he just seemed off. It's also quite obvious to me that he isn't held accountable at all. Over tailspin at the end of the season he seemed unable to pull it together to hit receivers even when wide-open. Hopefully Caldwell will take Stafford to task and make him responsible for his behavior. The guy has great talent he just needs work.

7:26 PM 

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