Detroit Lions playmaker Reggie Bush gets benched

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Bush may also work in the future as a punt returner.

The Detroit News confirms that Lions playmaker Reggie Bush was benched in Sunday’s 37-27 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

After committing two fumbles, Lions (6-4) head coach Jim Schwartz shelved Bush in favor of Joique Bell.

“I fumbled the ball,” said Bush, 28, who signed a four-year contract with Detroit in March worth roughly $20 million. “You turn the ball over, that’s what happens. I’ve been in this league long enough to know that. There is nobody to blame but myself.”

An invaluable offensive threat, Bush has rushed 145 times for 654 yards and two scores over nine contests.

Working as a full-time, three-down back, the ravager of Eve Torres and Kim Kardashian has also caught 36 balls for 366 yards and two touchdowns.

Bush has more than compensated for last season’s critical loss of Jahvid Best and given Detroit an extremely diverse backfield presence.

Possibly of greater importance, Bush spreads the field for three-time All-Pro Calvin Johnson and provides Matthew Stafford with an invaluable security blanket when pressured in the pocket.

On a squad loaded with weapons, the wannabe Heisman Trophy winner’s serving as something of a complementary piece and thriving as a Lion dashing in “The D.”

Bush is a primary reason Detroit’s fielding the league’s seventh premier attack and battling the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers for supremacy atop the NFC North.

Unfortunately, in this particular situation, “there is nobody to blame” but Bush.

Nevertheless, Reggie Bush will rebound and again electrify Motown next weekend when the Lions devour the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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