Tag:Reggie Bush
Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:29 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2010 12:30 pm

Bush loss will hurt more than you think

The loss of Reggie Bush is huge to the New Orleans Saints.

He is the perfect modern-day back, a pass catcher who can turn a 5-yard gain into a 50-yard gain. He might not be the great inside-the-tackles runner, but his value to the Saints offense is enormous.

I talked to a lot of quarterbacks this summer that raved about the Saints ability to check the ball down to Bush, creating real problems for a defense. His burst makes it tough to cover him as a check-down option. With Drew Brees being as accurate as he is with the passing game, that's been a real weapon for the Saints.

Bush is ideal for the offense. That isn't to say Pierre Thomas can't pick up the slack since he's a pretty good receiver out of the backfield. But Thomas doesn't present the fear factor that Bush does.

Bush's broken leg is one that the New Orleans offense -- and the return game -- will feel in a big way.

You can bet the Atlanta Falcons are relieved they won't face him this week in that big NFC South game.

Bush might not be what many expected when he was the second overall pick in the draft, but he is what you want in a back for an offense where passing is the premium.

Category: NFL
Tags: Reggie Bush
Posted on: September 14, 2010 5:29 pm

Reggie, why give it back?

Reggie Bush is a bigger man than me.

No way I give back the Heisman Trophy, not if O.J. Simpson still has his.
Bush decided to forfeit his 2005 Headsman Trophy Tuesday because of pressure stemming from his being ruled ineligible for allegedly taking illegal benefits.

Bush, now a running back with the New Orleans Saints, gave in way too easily. If it were my trophy, I would have told the stuffed shirts of the Downtown Athletic Club to stick it.

It's my trophy. I'm not giving it back. And you can't come into my house and get it.
The other thing is that no matter how they want to scratch him as the winner, they never will. You can't erase history.

Reggie Bush is the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner, no matter what.

I just can't believe he's giving it back.

Category: NFL
Tags: Reggie Bush
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com