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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; In the past, Reggie Bush has compared the Detroit Lions' offensive style to the type of offense he played in with the New Orleans Saints. This week, he made another comparison between the Lions and Saints, this time at the ...

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Reggie Bush compares Matthew Stafford to Drew Brees

In the past, Reggie Bush has compared the Detroit Lions' offensive style to the type of offense he played in with the New Orleans Saints. This week, he made another comparison between the Lions and Saints, this time at the quarterback position.

Specifically, Bush said that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reminds him of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, at least when Brees first arrived in New Orleans. Bush sees a lot of similarities between Stafford right now and Brees at an earlier point in his career. From the Lions' official site:

"Stafford is a really good quarterback and he reminds me a lot of Drew when Drew first got to New Orleans," Bush said Tuesday. "Still young, and has a long ways to go in his career, but he's very talented."

"He's a leader. He's very vocal. He has all the intangibles to be a great quarterback in this league and he already is a great quarterback in this league, so I look forward to playing with him this year."

Aside from being teammates with Bush, what else do Stafford and Brees have in common? Both players threw for more than 10,000 yards over the course of the last two seasons. Brees was actually able to throw for more than 5,000 yards in each of the last two seasons. Stafford came up a bit short of that feat with 4,967 yards passing last season, but both players have shown an ability to sling the ball around, that's for sure.

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Re: Reggie Bush compares Matthew Stafford to Drew Brees

Stafford does well considering all he's ever had was a passing game.
In the right offense he could be great...
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Re: Reggie Bush compares Matthew Stafford to Drew Brees

Really, Bush is just being political and looking for positive press coverage. He's not the only story in Detroit when you have Megatron and Suh on the team.
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He is tying to be relevant.

If he stays healthy, he will have success in Detroit.
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I like Stafford, in a few years he will be one of the premier qb.'s in the league.
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I like Stafford, in a few years he will be one of the premier qb.'s in the league.
I agree. Stafford will be one of the elite QBs in the league.
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Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
I like Stafford, in a few years he will be one of the premier qb.'s in the league.
Yes he will.
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Re: Reggie Bush compares Matthew Stafford to Drew Brees

Stafford is a good QB,but,a lot of the yardage he has has a lot to do with megaton. I can't tell you how many times I've seen him double (several times even Triple) teamed and still come down with a catch! If you would add a TE like Jimmy Graham and a good run game to that offense.....
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Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
I like Stafford, in a few years he will be one of the premier qb.'s in the league.
I couldn't agree more, and I'm hoping Reggie can give him a running game. Stafford is the real deal IMO.
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Re: Reggie Bush compares Matthew Stafford to Drew Brees

Oh boy, I saw this thread and I thought, "ouch", 656 was opening a big ol' can o' worms, . But, as usual, my knowledgeable, level-headed B&G bretheren maintained a proper perspective.

It's no secret Detroit is trying to emulate the New Orleans offense and I make comparisons between MatFord (Matthew Stafford) and Drew constantly. For obvious reasons, he loses that matchup, but he does display some of the characteristics that have made Brees one if the 'elite'.

The 'greats' have defining moments, those things fans key on and talk about for years to come. Stafford has had a few. His 5,000yd season (eclipsed that year by Drew, of course, ) and then following it up with a similiar performance last year. But the one that made me believe Detroit finally found a real gamer at QB was in '09 in a game against the Browns where he was injured on the second-to-last play of the game and then came back in to throw the game-winning touchdown with no time left on the clock ... the kid has 'moxie'. Yeah, it was the '09 Lions vs the Browns and I'm sure I embellish the story a bit, but there was no denying that day, .

The biggest knock on Stafford was his ability to stay healthy & he's quieted the critics somewhat this past two seasons. Having Megatron to throw to helps quite a bit as well, but when he's "on", he can throw with the best-of-'em. Maybe not as "icy" as the "other-Matt" in the league, but he is calm-under-fire and has shown a lot of composure. With time & experience, I think it's realistic to expect him to develop into a Drew-Brees-caliber QB and had he been given the opportunity to apprentice behind a quality starting QB as in the situation with Rodgers/Favre, I believe the results with Stafford would have been similiar. But, being thrown into the fire builds character, .

I'm hoping now Reggie tones down the rhetoric a little bit until he's been with the team & gets a few games under his belt. We get it, he's glad to be in Detroit and is optimistic for the future of the franchise ... we've been "getting-it" for 50yrs, Reg'.

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