If you can stop refreshing your Twitter feed for a brief moment, I’d like to take some time to tell you what’s happened today in Detroit. Because a lot has happened. Some good. Some great. Some hugely overrated. But all worth talking about.
You see, free agency started yesterday and as of around 10 a.m. this morning, the Lions and general manager Martin Mayhew decided to go all Supermarket Sweep on everyone. It went a little like this: “We’ll take this free agent, and we’ll take this free agent, and we’ll take this free agent …”
And now we’re here with more depth in the backfield and hopefully a play maker in the run game.
So, without further ado, your new Detroit Lions are:
RB, Reggie Bush (4 years, $16M): How do you say “meh” in Spanish? I’m one of about three people who aren’t overly jazzed about this signing. There was plenty of speculation leading up to his deal today, but I was mostly hoping it would pass on by. Sure, the Lions needed someone to fill the sorely missed shoes of Jahvid Best, but is Bush really that guy? Maybe? I hope. But I’m not sold yet.
He’s had a mediocre career. And while it’s true he’s gotten somewhat better with age, I can’t forget the years he struggled in New Orleans with an offense just as explosive as the one he’ll be joining in Detroit. With that said, the Lions didn’t overpay him and if they use him like they should, he’ll prove me and all his critics wrong. And I hope it happens. » Continue reading “Detroit Lions Make Waves in Free Agency”