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Reggie Bush: Detroit Lions can 'win a Super Bowl'

Reggie Bush isn't shy about putting his new teammates on a pedestal.

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He followed up Monday's declaration that the Detroit Lionsshould have the No. 1 offense in the NFL by saying his new team should be considered Super Bowl contenders.

"Honestly, I don't think we're far at all," Bush said Tuesday, via "We have the guys here to be able to win a Super Bowl."

A groan could be heard out of Detroit after that second sentence. Taken out of context, that might sound like another prediction, but Bush continued:

"There's a lot that has to go into this season, this team, this offseason, before we can even think about that," he said. "Right now, we just have to think about doing the little things right and coming together, building that chemistry that's going to help us coming down into the season when we're down by a touchdown in the fourth quarter with a minute to go and we have to drive a whole football field. Those little things right now are going to help us during the season."

Bush wasn't the only one touting the Lions' chances this season.

"Well, you have to go into every season expecting you have a chance to win, and we do," Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. said Tuesday, via the Detroit Free Press. "And then we'll let it all be decided on the field. But I very much like the talent and the coaching staff we have together."

The optimism of the offseason is alive and well in Allen Park, Mich. Unfortunately, recent history tells us the reality of the regular season will harsh the buzz.

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