Published: October 28th, 2009 | Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Arizona Cardinals, Bill Davis, Brandon Jacobs, Indianapolis Colts, Leon Washington, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Reggie Bush, Thomas Jones
The numbers prove that RB Reggie Bush has been slowly phased out of the vaunted New Orelans Saints’ offensive onslaught. So how does the former Heisman Trophy winner out of USC feel about his reduced role?
Guess it depends on when you ask him.
In a story published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Bush took a humble, in-stride approach:
To his credit, Bush has accepted his reduced role with class. He hasn’t pouted. He competes with zest. He runs decoy routes and carries out play fakes with aplomb.
“We’re winning, things are good right now, we’re undefeated, ” Bush said. “It would be selfish of me to put my own personal goals ahead of this team.”
OK, that’s nice. That’s being a good teammate. But according to a recap on ProFootballTalk.com, Bush had a bit more to say on Sporting News Radio’s The Monty Show:
When discussing the criticism he has faced since entering the NFL and not performing like this generation’s Gale Sayers, Bush seemed to predict that he’ll eventually be named the league’s MVP.
“Once I do win an NFL MVP, once we do win a Super Bowl, once I am in the Pro Bowl, it’s going to be that much more special because of all the criticism that I had to come through,” Bush said.
Other stories around the web on Wednesday:
- With RB Leon Washington done for the season (and maybe beyond), there is no doubting Thomas Jones now for the New York Jets.
- Coordinator Bill Davis has the Cardinals defense flying high.
- Even with the 1-2 punch of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants are taking a pass on the run.
- Obscure linemen are playing key roles for the Colts defense.