Lions notes: How will Detroit use Reggie Bush?

Chris Graythen

Lions notes looks at Reggie Bush, Nick Fairley, some pro days and much more.

  • How exactly do the Detroit Lions see Reggie Bush fitting into their offense? Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said in an interview last week that Bush's role will be more like what it was in New Orleans than in Miami.

    "Our plan for him is a little bit different than that, maybe going back to a little more the way he was used with the New Orleans Saints," Schwartz. "We think he can have a greater impact on the game when we give him the ball on his terms, on our terms, rather than running the ball into hard 8 boxes."

    Schwartz sees Bush as someone who can "clear the bases" for the Lions, and he also thinks Bush could be on the field at the same time as Mikel Leshoure or Joique Bell.
  • The Lions will not be getting blue end zones with their new FieldTurf after all. I guess the boring field design is here to stay.
  • The Lions never made a run at signing free-agent cornerback DeAngelo Hall, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.
  • The DUI case involving Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley still hasn't been resolved.
  • Earlier this month, the Lions sent senior personnel executive Brian Xanders, scout Joe Kelleher and secondary coach Marcus Robertson to Central Michigan's pro day, according to the Free Press' Dave Birkett. The Lions were there primarily to see offensive tackle Eric Fisher and safety Jahleel Addae, who has apparently spoken with Robertson quite a bit.
  • Michigan's Denard Robinson worked out at running back for part of his pro day earlier this month. He also did a much better job of catching the ball, suggesting that he is improving as a wide receiver.
  • It's pretty cool that defensive end Jason Jones is now with the Lions considering how connected he was to the team growing up.
  • Lions safety Glover Quin's nickname is "GQ."
  • Cornerback Chris Greenwood's goal is to start for the Lions.
  • Lions offensive guard Rob Sims is going to miss playing next to Jeff Backus.
  • Had the Lions not played on Thanksgiving just days after Backus got hurt last season, chances are his consecutive games streak wouldn't have ended.
  • Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson was recently on NFL AM to talk about the team's free-agent signings.
  • Former Lions wide receiver Derrick Williams is now with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.
  • There will be a 2014 Pro Bowl, meaning the event has not been canceled (not yet, anyway).
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