Bush's 25-touch, 191-yard performance against the Minnesota Vikings was impressive enough to wipe away seven years of relative disappointment in the estimation of NFL Media's Marshall Faulk.
"I told somebody if you ever mention Reggie Bush and me ever again, I'll smack you in the mouth," the Hall of Fame running back said Thursday on "The M & M Podcast". "I would have to take that smack back. This performance was Marshall Faulk-esque. I watched him play, and I was kind of like, 'That's how I played.' It was fun to watch Reggie on a roll. ... It was impressive. I hope he can stay healthy. If he can stay healthy, they have a shot at the division title."
Although Linehan's deployment maximizes Bush's potential, it was the return of the running back's freakish speed on the Ford Field turf that was the most promising sign for a Lions offense that has sorely missed Jahvid Best the past year and a half.
The way Bush beat the angles to outrun defenders on his 77-yard touchdown reception (video to the right) had to leave Faulk reminiscing about his own Greatest Show on Turf days.