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McCarthy: Lions' 'physicality,' Reggie Bush will bring test

McCarthy: Lions' 'physicality,' Reggie Bush will bring test

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Sep 30, 2013

There are many things for the Green Bay Packers to think about with Sunday's big contest at Lambeau Field against the NFC North's first-place Detroit Lions.

Two of them involve the Lions' brawn, and one particular speedy player that has coach Mike McCarthy's attention on Monday.

About running back Reggie Bush, McCarthy exclusively told 620WTMJ/NBC26's Larry McCarren, "he's an extreme talent...in the backfield, out of the backfield.  He's a compliment to their offense...take some pressure out of Calvin Johnson."

Bush, a Heisman-trophy winner who spent time with the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins, already has 433 total yards from scrimmage in three games for the Lions.  He compliments all-world receiver Calvin Johnson, who has 312 receiving yards and four touchdowns on the year, according to Pro Football Reference.

Then, there's the physical and sometimes dirty Lions play up front, particularly on the defensive line.

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh already has garnered fines this year for hits against the rules, and was suspended for two games after stomping on Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith during a game.

McCarthy is aware of the physical nature of what's coming Sunday, but is making sure his team keeps perspective.

"The physicality aspect of the game is very important.  Every team uses it that way.  This will be a physical football game, more physical than others.  In the same breath, there are lines you can't cross.  The discipline of our football team needs to be apparent."