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06:58 AM ET 06.04 | Credit Reggie Bush for his optimism in a new NFL city. "I've enjoyed working with my teammates at the of beginning this journey and developing chemistry with the guys and the offense. ... I'm not finding anything I didn't already know or expect. [Matthew Stafford] -- he's great. He has a really strong arm. He seems like a very good leader. Seems like he has all the intangibles that you need in your quarterback. Calvin Johnson's a beast. Nate Burleson's another guy that's a vet and seems like a leader and a hard worker. Again, another good player. Honestly, I believe there's no excuse for us not to have the No. 1-ranked offense. We have all the right pieces and the necessary players here to be the top offense in the league. No excuse."

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June 4, 2013  07:22 AM ET

Last year Detroit was 3rd in the league in total offense (408.8 ypg) behind New England (427.9 ypg) and New Orleans (410.9 ypg), so a No. 1 offense is not an outlandish prediction. New England could drop a little without Wes Welker, and Detroit hopes that Bush can give them yards in both the run and passing game. The O-line in Detroit is going to be a big unknown until the season unfolds though, but they are optimistic that big guard Larry Warford will upgrade the running game and last year's first rounder Reiley Reiff is ready to take over for the retired Jeff Backus. Whether these two linemen pan out or not could be the decisive factor in the offensive performance of the team.

June 4, 2013  07:23 AM ET
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Last year Detroit was 3rd in the league in total offense (408.8 ypg) behind New England (427.9 ypg) and New Orleans (410.9 ypg), so a No. 1 offense is not an outlandish prediction. New England could drop a little without Wes Welker, and Detroit hopes that Bush can give them yards in both the run and passing game. The O-line in Detroit is going to be a big unknown until the season unfolds though, but they are optimistic that big guard Larry Warford will upgrade the running game and last year's first rounder Reiley Reiff is ready to take over for the retired Jeff Backus. Whether these two linemen pan out or not could be the decisive factor in the offensive performance of the team.

.............. 8-8

June 4, 2013  07:27 AM ET
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.............. 8-8

With more arrests than wins.

June 4, 2013  07:48 AM ET

Well, Bush maybe right. Nobody in that division can play defense.

June 4, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Last year Detroit was 3rd in the league in total offense

And they finished 4-12.

June 4, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Way to go out on a limb. Why don't you make some predictions about the defense?

June 4, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well, Bush maybe right. Nobody in that division can play defense.

Bears do okay....

June 4, 2013  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Bears do okay....

Forgot about the Bears. Thanks! :D

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June 4, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Doesn't matter if they have the #1 offense. They'll be killing the defense trying to win every game 41-38 every week. Plus they have that idiot Head Coach Schwantz. :)

June 4, 2013  08:59 AM ET

These Lions are more like Lambs.

June 4, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Nothing like a few OTAs with no pads and everybody in shorts with no hitting anybody rules to make an offense optimistic.

June 4, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Veggie Bush can predict the #1 offense ... it just won't be his team's offense.

June 4, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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With more arrests than wins.

One more moron that does not know what they are talking about.

June 4, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Who are the bears? The Lions have been missing a running game since Rogers ran Barry Sanders off. We just lost one of the greatest players in Deacon Jones one of the greats guys to play the game.

June 4, 2013  10:01 AM ET

He should be a good fit but that's one dysfunctional team.

June 4, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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One more moron that does not know what they are talking about.

Thank you.

 
June 4, 2013  11:09 AM ET

I happen to believe Detroit will be a better team with the addition of Bush. But I wouldn't go so far as to say that it will get them to the playoffs.

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