Reggie Bush gives Lions offense a 'B' for last week's performance

Posted Nov 13, 2013

In his weekly blog on, Reggie Bush says the Lions offense hasn't "hit that next level"

Reggie BushRB Reggie Bush (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)

For our offensive performance last week, I give us a 'B' because we played good, but we still haven't hit that next level.

We all know we have it, but we also know we could put up 40-some points a game. It's been a dropped pass here and there. I had one last game. Dropped a screen when I was wide open. I would still be running right now if I had caught it.

We just haven't hit that next level yet as an offense ... as a team, really. We know it's going to come, it's just about being patient. We'll see what happens this week.

When it comes to the Steelers, the thing that's tough with defenses that run a 3-4 is they're built to stop the run. So they have these big, heavy guys up front that just kind of sit back and wait for you to make moves. They read and throw the linemen -- whichever opposite way you're not going -- and make the tackle.

At this point in my career, I have become better at running between the tackles. I think just being patient. It came over time with just experience. When I first got in the league my first two, three years, I wasn’t where I am now. I could make plays in space – but I wasn’t a good runner between the tackles.

I wasn’t reading schemes as well. It came with experience over time and I’ve just progressed into a better runner in between the tackles.