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Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

Posted on: April 29, 2011 12:55 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NEW YORK -- It wasn't long after the Saints traded back into the first round that they drafted Mark Ingram. And it wasn't long after the Saints drafting Mark Ingram that Reggie Bush let the world know about his future.

In a not-so-cryptic tweet, Bush seemed to say peace out -- literally -- to the Big Easy.

"It's been fun New Orleans," Bush tweeted shortly before midnight EST on Thursday.

He also added an emoticon (you might know them as "the stupid smilies that my co-workers won't stop sending in emails") that was two fingers extended, aka "peace out."

To sum up: it seems like the Saints and Bush will be parting ways before the 2012 season. That seemed inevitable, barring Bush taking less money, but perhaps the ability to acquire Mark Ingram could mean that New Orleans won't have to even worry about paying Bush's potentially exorbitant salary.
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The odd thing, though, is that Mark Ingram isn't a replacement for Reggie Bush. Because, um, Ingram's a running back. Like a real one.

That's not dogging Bush, really; he's just not a feature back. And he's lucky that he actually landed in a situation where a coach could manage to utilize his talents, because otherwise he might be in the big-time bust talk.

But the Saints won a title with Bush on the roster, so that's probably out of the question.

Given his statement on Thursday, there doesn't seem to be any question that if the Saints get Super again that they won't have Bush celebrating with the rest of the team.

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Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 8:03 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

Philly already has LeSean McCoy, who is better at both screens and running than Reggie....



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 7:59 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

Why is the media still in love with "big play" Reggie Bush?  For his career he averaged about 35 rushing yards/game and 35 receving yards/game and has almost as many fumbles as TD's.  As a returner he only scored 4 TD's in five years. He's never really been a starter in the NFL or at USC where he backed up L. White.  Plus he's was a cheater in college who left his team on probation.  What's the infatuation with this loser?



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:36 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

Reggie Bush can be a solid contributor in a vertical passing team like New Orleans because the defense must respect the deep ball, which leaves him open underneath to be Brees check down when its needed. Bush's speed and elusiveness make him a good player in space, which means that running screens and routes underneath he does a good job. However, for the amount of money he hauls in he does not contribute enough to his team.
Ingram is a featured back type runner, more likely to take all of Pierre Thomas' carries than Bush's contributions. However, the Saints won't carry that many backs on their roster, and Bush is the one who can't take anyone else's job if they can get injured. Maybe none of the others can do what he does quite as well, but he can't do what they do at all.



Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:03 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

"The odd thing, though, is that Mark Ingram isn't a replacement for Reggie Bush. Because, um, Ingram's a running back. Like a real one."

Well-observed, Brinson, and very well-put.



Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 3:35 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

Reggie is inconsistent but he's a good back to have. When he gets his touches he can produce.  NO plays so spread out no back gets more than twenty touches unless everybody is on ir like in past.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 3:28 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

I totally understand why Bush is mad but due to the fact that these young goys are so Big, Fast, and Stronger than in the past. RB's don't last long in the NFL without retiring early because of injury. I think that he has better chance of lasting longer in the Saints Offense. Being under sized as a RB will make it very difficult to get major playing time like in the past. Though Tikki Barber did it and Chris johnson is doing it now. You have to be great at avoiding Big Hits. Bush likes to try to take on Big Hits to show he's strong enough to be an every down Back which is not a good decision. Big RBs will not last long after injury in the NFL though Peterson should be able to if the vikes get a better Passing Game going and he learns in time to not take on every Hit. 5yrs in the NFL is a long time and 8yrs should be time for Retirement for those that have had major injuries. With all that said, either Bush will workout in the off-seson like Jerry Rice to try to avoid injury and if with the Right offense become a Great Player or he will go to a team get injured and Fade Away. I think he can still be a Great Back if he is Big Brothered by a Old Pro like E. Smith that can share with him what Offenses are best for him and what to do for longevity. GoodLuck Reggie. The Saints did make a Great Team decision in Drafting Ingram.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:50 am
 

bustville

reggie bush--big bust in new orleans--hurt all the time, too small to do anything.  Hit the road!



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:15 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

He would be good in a couple of places... Philly for one could use a recieving back to catch screens and make something happen... they are a screen team after all.  Maybe even an outlet for Peyton in Indy.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:23 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

Reggie was always a mixed bag... when he was good, he was really good, when he was bad, he was pretty bad. And just when he looked like he was picking up steam, he'd get a setback injury. Still, he was a part of the Super Bowl team and a contributing part at that. Hard to get rid of a guy that's gone there and back with the team like that. I almost feel bad for him because there isn't an offense in the league as suited to his skillset as much as N.O. I could see him shopping around and then taking the paycut. I hope that's the case anyway, because having him, Ingram, P.T., and Ivory in the backfield?... that's a Super Bowl run waiting to happen.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:20 am
 

Reggie Bush: 'It's been fun New Orleans'

The Saints are a better team with Bush playing well.  He just gets too much money.  The way the NFL is going, I would be getting more interested in players like Bush that can carry some of the load while adding versatility to the offense.


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