There were very few positives to take from Thursday's 24-6 loss in Cleveland. In fact, there might just be one -- the play of running back
"I thought Reggie Bush was a bright spot in an otherwise poor performance on offense," head coach Jim Schwartz said. "I thought he played tough and made some good plays for us."
Bush had just 15 yards on eight carries, but was the team's leading receiver with five catches and 44 yards.
"That's what he can do," quarterback
It was the fifth and final possession for the starters, in particular, where Bush showed his true ability in this offense. The Lions had struggled all game to move the ball – just one first down on their first four possessions – when they decided to feed Bush the football.
He accounted for 32 yards on a 14-play, 47-yard drive that ended with a 48-yard
Bush showed his speed getting to the edge on a 4th-and-1 run for a 6-yard gain and had a stretch of eight consecutive touches in a nine-play series during the drive.
"It was pretty important to connect on some passes and start building that chemistry," Bush said.
Schwartz said earlier this offseason that Bush could catch 60-80 passes this season. We saw why that's very possible Thursday night.
It was late in the third quarter when a streaker leapt from the seats and ran onto the FirstEnergy Stadium field.
The man ran past the Lions running back and Bell pushed him down twice before the man got back up and was later tackled by stadium security staff, taken into custody and charged with criminal trespassing.
"They were practicing chasing down a streaker before the game," Stafford said of security personal before the game. "It was like, 'When is this ever going to happen.' And then it happened."
The Lions played without All-Pro receiver
"We just held him out, really, precautionary to make sure it was completely behind him before we put him back out," Schwartz said.
Johnson missed some practice time this week with the injury, but it's just a minor thing. Johnson could have played had this been a regular season game.
The team was also without safety
"Is it important for me to get out there? Yes. But is it wise? Right now I don't think so," Delmas said this week.
"I'm definitely on schedule for the regular season, it's just trying to get into these preseason (games). I'm kind of doubtful about it, but I still want to get out there and participate with my team before the regular season."
We'll see if that happens next week vs. New England or in the preseason finale at Buffalo.
Also sitting were: safety