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  1. midwestpatsfan

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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.

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

    ???
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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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.
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    I was just saying if BB has no faith in Maroney how is it that Morris is more expendable
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    Because Maroney is a better player than Morris.
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    Oh yeah, I'm not saying "go for Washington". I don't like it that much either after a bad injury.

    Chester Taylor will be a RFA (if no new CBA is agreed upon) and seems like a great choice, but like I said before, how much does he want?

    Running backs are the most expendable players in the league though. That's why I don't like drafting running backs in the 1st round. That's why I believe the Rams are stupid for not trading Steven Jackson because by the time they are a competitive team, the way he's being used there, he will be done ala Tomlinson.
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    In response to Reggie's new running style, you can thank Heath Evans for that. There was a write up about Heath noting that Reggie has a powerful lower body and should use that.

    As far as our RB situation, I'm a fan of Morris and Law Firm. Morris has had good numbers and would be a fine #2 RB a la Chester Taylor if we could only get a good #1 runner. Neither Reggie nor LT are that back. Would love Leon Washington though. He's another one of those Welker type guys that I hated on another team but would love to have on ours.
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    I would kill people for Chester Taylor

    seriously

    If I was the Vikings I would trade AP and steal some good corners or a QB pending the Favre drama. He isn't worth his fumbles. Especially when Chester Taylor is a good RB himself. He's a downgrade but still a respectable back
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    If Bill has not faith in Maroney then how does he feel about Morris, who like I said, has shown not that much with the Patriots?
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    I would not be surprised if both Maroney and Morris are gone...This team will have a new identity in several areas this fall and RB could be one of them,I think Taylor is definately back and Faulk as well but the rest are ???
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    I'd be all for it. Reggie is a play maker and a game changer. He could get a TD every game from punt returns/receiving/rushing.

    If only he could stay healthy...
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    The thing about Taylor is that he's already 31 years old.

    I think if they bring in new blood at RB, it ought to be someone who isn't on the downside of their career.
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