Before the 2011 NFL season, there was a lot of drama dealing with now former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush. As fans know, Bush was traded to the Miami Dolphins for safety Jonathon Amaya and finally was seemingly happy with how things had worked out. Now three games into the season, there’s no reason not to revisit the trade and see who made out better.
First of all, Bush made it no secret that he wanted out of New Orleans, especially after the drafting of running back Mark Ingram back in the 2011 NFL Draft in April. Of course he changed his tune when the thought was there that the Saints could actually keep him around.
Well, you wouldn’t want to be hated in the city you worked in would you?
Bush backtracked on his statements and acted as if he wanted to stay in New Orleans and was perfectly content with what his role would be. Low and behold, a few months later, Bush was traded to Miami and the saga was over.
One of Bush’s main conditions for signing a new deal with the Dolphins was that he would be the featured back. With Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams both signing away in free agency, the Dolphins were only left with rookie Daniel Thomas so of course Bush would be in the spotlight.
Now let’s see how the spotlight has held up for him.
~ S Jonathon Amaya – The new safety has played in all three of the Saints’ games so far this season, but has recorded only one tackle. He is playing in a crowded secondary so this is no surprise.
~ RB Reggie Bush – Has played in all three games for the Dolphins and here is his stat line: 28 rushing attempts for 80 yards, 11 receptions for 71 yards, one touchdown, and one fumble lost.
Those certainly don’t seem like the stats for a featured back do they? The Miami rookie Daniel Thomas on the other hand has 41 rushing attempts for 202 yards, 4 receptions for 37 yards, one touchdown, and one fumble lost.
Now Saints fans, whether he was still in New Orleans or not – is time to call Reggie Bush a bust?
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