It's no secret that running back Reggie Bush is quite confident in the Detroit Lions' ability to perform at a high level. He recently said that there's no excuse for the Lions to not have the NFL's No. 1 offense, and he took things a step further on Tuesday by bringing the Super Bowl into the mix. Specifically, he declared that the Lions have the talent in place "to be able to win a Super Bowl." From the Free Press:
"Honestly, I don’t think we’re far at all," Bush said today, after the Lions’ OTA practice. "We have the guys here to be able to win a Super Bowl. Now obviously, with that said, there’s a lot that has to go into this season, this team, this off-season before we can even think about that. Right now, we just got to think about doing the little things right and kind of coming together, building that chemistry that’s going to help us down into the season."
Bush certainly knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl. He was a member of the 2009 New Orleans Saints team that beat the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. So he's been there before, and he thinks the Lions have the ability to go the distance as well.
Of course, Bush probably wouldn't have signed with the Lions if he didn't think they have the potential to someday become champions. Even so, I like that he is so confident in the Lions, and I like that he has compared them to the Saints in the past, at least in terms of their style of offense. Bush actually compared Matthew Stafford to Drew Brees this week, so he seems to see a lot of similarities between his original team and his current one.