Rock Sexton wrote:
I agree, he's got so much talent when you can get him into space. Yet we can't seem to find ways to utilize him in that area of the field. Rather we keep him in the backfield blocking or running between the tackles. Something tells me our staff just refuses to alter their gameplan for Bush's talents. Rather they're trying to make Bush fit their mold of what a runningback should be. If that is truly the case, I hope we part ways and let Ireland draft another runningback in next years draft because to keep Bush around and use him the way we do is as you put it, a waste.
Just think back to how the Saints used him in space ..... he was absolutely vital to that offense.
You're right, Reggie Bush has the ability to be a great scatback/2nd slot receiver. He brings a nice change of pace to the runningback position, and he gives you a great weapon in the passing game on 3rd down. If our coaches could find a way to get this guy more touches, and not just touches but the right kind of touches that play to his strengths, we'd be set. He's a championship piece, but only if used properly. Right now, we're not using him right. If our coaches plan on using him this way the rest of the season, we might as well let him go and draft someone else because there is no reason to pay a guy $5M a season and not use them right.