Reggie Bush: 'It took me years to learn the game'

Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions looks to get around the tackle of Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots during a first quarter run during a pre season game at Ford Field on August 22, 2013
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Reggie Bush admits that it took him longer to get up to speed in the NFL than it should have done.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has admitted that he did not get up to speed in the NFL as quickly as he would have liked.

Bush has previously played for the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins, but did not begin to impress until he joined the Lions before this season.

"When I look back, I'm so much more advanced in just my vision, my understanding of schemes, linebackers, where they have to play their gaps and just all the different things that come along with being a running back," Bush told ESPN.

"So it's taken a while. It didn't happen overnight. It took me a while, took a couple of years. I would say it took a good four or five years until I really had a true, good understanding of defenses and schemes and how to run the ball."

This is Bush's eighth season as a pro.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks for a pass during the first half against the Cleveland Browns of a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013
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