Reggie Bush Blog: "I think the team's mentality is where it needs to be"

Posted Nov 27, 2013

In his weekly blog on, RB Reggie Bush talks about Thursday's must-win game for the Lions

Reggie BushPhoto: G. Smith/Detroit Lions

I think the team's mentality is where it needs to be. I think everybody's focused, everybody understands our position, everybody understands we just lost two games and we put ourselves in a little bit of a hole. The good thing is, we're still in a fortunate position to be in first place.

Turnovers have been an issue for us. You correct it by the way you prepare in practice every day. It's your mental focus and constantly reminding yourself thoughout the game.

It's also film study. When you know a team thrives off of turnovers, you know they're going to be going for the ball and that's something we have to be aware of. We have to correct it right now, because if we don't correct it right now we're going to lose and we won't have a shot at the playoffs.

From the running backs' perspective, we just have to understand what kind of game it's going to be. We're facing a 3-4 defense. We're facing a team where they have bigger guys up front who two-gap, so they're waiting for the running back.

They're not really rushing up the field, they're just sitting and waiting. We have to know that it's going to be ugly, it's going to be cloudy in there early and we'll just have to continue to press it and force the issue and the big ones will come.