The absence of Jahvid Best the past season-and-a-half has been noticeable. With the attention wide receiver Calvin Johnson draws, not having that change-of-pace option out of the backfield has left a void.
General manager Martin Mayhew has said the Lions need to fill that spot. Now Barry Sanders is saying the same thing.
In a tweet sent out a couple hours after official news spread that Bush would be in Detroit, Sanders said, “Hey, I’d love to see @ReggieBush here in the D. I’ve always been outspoken (for me) about how important I think the run game is. Even today.”
That says a lot that Sanders – who takes a dig at himself in the tweet for his opposite-of-outspoken personality – would endorse Bush publicly, and even tag Bush in the post itself.
It seems the stars are aligning – no pun intended.
At this point, I would be surprised if the Lions allowed Bush to leave Detroit without a deal.
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