Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Despite his size and skill, Bears running back Michael Bush doesn't necessarily like playing in short-yardage and goal-line situations.
"That's the role I've been stuck with because of my size," he said. "But if that's what I got to do, then that's what I got to do."
Asked if he doesn't necessarily like it, he said, "No one likes to be a battering ram, but it just happens that way."
Signed to a four-year contract during the offseason, Bush would naturally prefer to be an every-down running back. But that won't be the case. The Bears signed Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte to a four-year deal worth nearly $32 million.
Last season, while filling in for Darren McFadden with the Oakland Raiders, Bush racked up 977 rushing yards and scored eight total touchdowns.
What would he prefer?
"Hit the corner, go inside, catch balls, make the hard yards, be a complete back," he said.
Bush, 28, has stood out during his first two practices, with his 6-1, 245-pound frame barreling through the line of scrimmage.
But don't assume he's looking forward to training camp's first padded practice, which is Saturday night.
"More shots at me," he said. "But that's how it is."
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