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Reggie Bush displays simple message: "Train, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. Made in Detroit"

Posted May 22, 2013

Bush has adopted the no-nonsense mantra since signing with Detroit in the first 24 hours of free agency back in April

Reggie Bush stepped up to the microphone after Wednesday's Organized Team Activity practice wearing a t-shirt that said "Train, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. Made in Detroit" wrapped around a Detroit Lions logo.
Reggie BushRB Reggie Bush (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)

It was fitting, since that's the mentality Bush has adopted since signing with Detroit in the first 24 hours of free agency back in April.

"I came here to work," Bush said when asked if there was enough excitement for him in Detroit after spending a lot of time in Hollywood (USC), The French Quarter (New Orleans) and South Beach (Miami).

"I didn't come here to vacation. I came here to win championships and ball games and that's what I look forward to doing.

"Some of the guys on the team have asked me. ‘How was Miami and South Beach and playing down there,' and I say it's nice, but if football isn't right, then it doesn't matter where you're at. If your work isn't right, then you're not going to be happy, no matter what. As long as we take care of business here, this can be an amazing place."

Bush likes the blue collar mentality in Detroit and has enjoyed the welcome he's got thus far.

"I look forward to more steaks being named after me," he said of the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in Birmingham naming a "Reggie Bush Ribeye" steak after him.

Bush has won a BCS National Championship at USC and a Super Bowl with New Orleans. The Lions like his skill and big-play ability, but he also knows what it takes to win and thinks his Lions teammates have the right mindset.

"I see guys that are willing," Bush said. "Guys that want to go out there and be great that are putting in the work. It's just about doing the little things right.

"The thing about this league is that it's a league of all stars. Everybody is talented. Everybody is fast, big and strong. It comes down to us being able to focus for four quarters for every game and being able to finish those games."

Train, eat, sleep, repeat.