Good morning and ROOOAAAARRR!!!!
It was a debut where Reggie Bush's play trumped everything during the Detroit Lions' 34-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. But when one looks at the entire picture of the win, there are some concerns.
Namely the first half, where Detroit racked up penalties -- some more costly than others -- and suffered from poor play. It's why colleague Kevin Seifert had the Lions in both his studs and his duds from Sunday's games.
The stud? Bush. The dud? The sloppy play in the first half where there miscues in every phase of the game. The Lions had 11 penalties Sunday, with seven coming in the first half.
It's why Pat Caputo from the Oakland Press writes while the Lions were impressive Sunday, there is much room to improve.
And now a look at the Lions:
We'll start with our coverage, which features the reason why the Lions signed Bush, the defensive line was dominant and Calvin Johnson's latest process of the catch issue was only part of a wacky, weird and wild first half. And some locker room buzz.
Kyle Meinke from MLive looks at the opening day for rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
Justin Rogers from MLive writes about the benching of rookie Darius Slay, who had a rough debut.
Josh Katzenstein from the Detroit News writes about running back Joique Bell's big day as part of a group of complementary players who had larger roles. Also important regarding Bell -- he had a pretty creative touchdown celebration, jumping on the railing at the stands and leading the crowd in an arm-waving Hip Hop Hooray for a few seconds.