Reggie Bush as a Patriot?

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  1. midwestpatsfan

    midwestpatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    The Saints are going to have to make a big decision after the superbowl about him. He is due 8 million or so next year. I know that he has not lived up to the hype coming out of college as the next great back of all time, but I think his skillset would be perfect for the offense that the Patriots run. He is an excellent special teams player first and foremost,and the patriots flat out sucked on returns last year.
    For the Patriots, he would not be asked to be the everydown feature back. I know that was what his role ended up being in new orleans as well, but here I think he would be given a few more carries and could really be a threat in the passing game. He would almost be the bridge between Maroney-or whomever is the 1st back on this team, and faulk. Come next year he takes over faulks role full time.

  2. Jangles

    Jangles Supporter Supporter

    During the NFC championship game I thought about posting somewhere that

    "I loved Bush as a Trojan but he irritates me in the NFL"

    I can't put my finger on why exactly but there is something about him. On another note though he seems to be like a Kevin Faulk sort of hybrid. He isn't a great RB but he can catch out of the backfield and he has speed

    I don't know why we would need another kevin faulk though
  3. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I wouldn't be interested in him, his name is a lot bigger than he is as a player, and he'd probably cost way too much. I'd much rather dump Maroney and sign Leon Washington, and keep Taylor, Faulk, Morris, and Law Firm.
  4. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I was shocked to see Reggie Bush's 'new' running style in the playoffs.

    Then I found out he will net an extra $500,000 if the Saints win the Super Bowl, and pocketed $300,000 and $500,000 for the first two playoff wins.

    I find it hard to respect a guy who only plays hard when he wants a bonus payment.

    Maybe that's not the case, but the guy sure seemed afraid of contact over his first 3 seasons.
  5. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    no i would not want him. he has one good game out of every 5 he plays and is a none factor in all the other game he plays in. he is kevin faulk, thats not bad i just don't wanna pay a 3rd down back. five million a year. when the pats need a power back that can get 300+ att a season.
  6. Looking how the Pats treat their RB's, I don't see why any free agent RB would want to come to New England.
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  7. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Aside from Morris and Taylor you mean... two RBs who came to New England. What exactly do they do to the RBs that is so appalling?
  8. Boots Electric

    Boots Electric Practice Squad Player

    Law Firm sucks and if they go for Leon Washington, Morris will be dumped.

    I like Bush, but not at the money he's getting which is ridiculous. Go for someone else. I'm sure they are looking at possible trades for running backs in the league.
  9. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Yeah what kind of mean football team has their running backs run directly into harm's way with a football.

  10. Jangles

    Jangles Supporter Supporter

    Why is that

    I thought when Morris was healthy he ran hard and did a pretty good job


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    Bush ain't going nowhere...He will be a Saint for a good while IMO
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  12. Boots Electric

    Boots Electric Practice Squad Player

    Because Morris is constantly injured and if Leon Washington, who is younger and is better at catching the football out of the backfield, is signed, out of Maroney, Taylor, and Morris, Morris is the most expendable.

    People like to fall in love with Morris and Green-Ellis because they hate Maroney even though Morris has shown he can not handle the load by himself and Green-Ellis hasn't shown a thing outside of that Buffalo game in 2008.
  13. Jangles

    Jangles Supporter Supporter

    I think Maroney or Taylor are the most expendable

    Not because I don't like him (I do, he runs hard and shows potential) but BB obviously lost all faith in him with his fumbling


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    I would think Washington would be a big gamble coming off of a really bad injury and he may never be the way he was,I would not be so sure he would be worth the risk..... Then again even with a so so leg,he would far surpass Maroney's small acheivements here.


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    If Maroney is still this team's leading back going into next season I would be SHOCKED...I think they will dump him or drop him down the depth chart with a FA pickup or a top drafted RB.

    IMO there is not another team in the league that would consider Maroney to be anything better than just a JAG and depth as a 3rd RB.
  16. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Ladies and gentleman, it appears we have a clairvoyant in our midst.
  17. borg

    borg In the Starting Line-Up

    Bush, the player, would be a huge upgrade from Faulk. Don't get me wrong, Faulk is as close to a sure thing...but his game is no longer speed or quicks, just wits. Resigning Faulk is the safe move ...but his skill set will diminish over the course of his new contract. He will get slower, his body thicker...but he will always know his assignment. Bush has the speed to turn corners and force DEs and OLBs to think contain instead of collapsing the pocket...pass or run.
    Bush the ego, that's a different story. No way he takes a Faulk deal, $3 mill per. He's too used to being a big deal. His athleticism is sick and would add some serious speed to the O...but not gonna happen

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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    He'd be the perfect replacement for Faulk and even an upgrade with his PR. Only problem is he costs alot more than Faulk did, I doubt it'd be worth it for his role.
  19. Jangles

    Jangles Supporter Supporter


    I was just saying if BB has no faith in Maroney how is it that Morris is more expendable
  20. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Because Maroney is a better player than Morris.
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