Published: August 6th, 2012 | Tags:
Reggie Bush went on record earlier this offseason saying he wants to lead the league in rushing.
Now his head coach is on the record.
Joe Philbin, while he likes Bush’s mindset, isn’t worried about individual titles.
“I Love that kind of confidence, we want guys that want to make an impact, that want to make this team successful, want to make a contribution,” Philbin said Monday morning on “NFL AM.” “Certainly as a coaching staff we’re not necessarily at that stage in terms of game planning.”
Philbin said the Dolphins plan to use Bush in multiple sets to get the ball into his hands, but they aren’t going to force-feed him handoffs.
“We know Reggie is a very talented football player, he’s multi-dimensional in terms of what we can do with him,” he said. “We feel like he’s a threat running the ball, we think he is a weapon in the passing game, we think we can line him up in the backfield and perhaps, outside and create some mismatches as well.”
Philbin made it clear he isn’t concerned with any individual goals.
“We certainly want our players to have great success but the plan isn’t necessarily for one individual to lead the league,” he said.