Reggie Bush Obviously A Bust

Just thought that we would proclaim to the world that Reggie Bush is ‘obviously’ going to be a bust based on his horrible performance vs the Cowboys last night. The guy did nothing in the meaningless preseason game.

So, since Mario Williams ‘proved’ that he shouldn’t have been chosen by the Texans in the frst pick, then Reggie obviously has proven that he shouldn’t have gone so highly, either.

Obviously, we’re being sarcastic. But, just trying to be consistent and use the thought processes put before us by the national media pundits after every time that Mario steps on the field.

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17 Responses to Reggie Bush Obviously A Bust

  1. vtpackfan 08/22/2006 at 7:50 AM #

    Saints are going to be a bust with new coach Sean Payton. He was the Cowboys offensive coordinator last year and that still couldn’t help stop the T.O.’less onslaught. There was very litle to glow over Bush about. I think certain teams like the Falcons will make him look like the Reggie Bush of old, but fast hard hitting 3-4 defenses are going to keep him in check. I can’t wait to see him man y mano w/Peppers in the open field. It ought to be interesting. Goodwill or not, the ‘aints really suck.

  2. choppack1 08/22/2006 at 8:24 AM #

    There were a couple of times when Bush was being marked by a LB – DC’s won’t allow that to happen. I also doubt that most D’s will overpursue Bush like the D on the reverse in the first week of preseason game.

    If you don’t watch a lot of football -or if you’re looking for something to get excited about Bush may seem spectacular. However, Malroney was just as spectacular in his debut. (Did ESPN ask why Malrone wasn’t selected first over Bush??

    Bush’s #s last night – 4 carries, 7 yards. 2 receptions 14 yards. Keep in mind, he’s pumped up and relatively pain free right now. What’s it going to be like in week 8 of the REGULAR season when he’s been hit for 11 games? This ain’t college football – and it certainly ain’t the Pac-10. Some impressive blazers like the Rocket and Desmond Howard w/ a stature similar to Bush’s have had quite average carreers.

    ESPN rightly pointed out how the D sometimes made mistakes just because of his prescence, but that kind of analysis would be nice if it took place for Mario as well.

    The bottom line is this – the real season hasn’t even started yet. It’s way too early to declare Bush the next Gayle Sayers and Mario the next Sam Bowie.

  3. primacyone 08/22/2006 at 9:01 AM #

    I jsut don’t get it. Did they expect Mario to say “Hey, don’t pick me first, I’d rather go second, please”. Houston picked Mario, he did not pick them.

    The comparison between Bush and Mario/Saints and Texans is just dumb and a waste of time. If Bush works well for the Saints – great. If Mario works well for the Texans – great.

    For me, it’s just not very good media for the media to verbally compare the two. Everybody knows Mario is better!!!!!(scarcasim)

  4. cfpack03 08/22/2006 at 9:17 AM #

    Reggie Bush built the house he was born in with his own bare hands. He is already a savior to New Orleans and its people. The media is modest in this news, but the city of New Orleans completely rebuilt itself overnight and businesses all over the world are relocating. Peter King already finalized his ‘Bush selected Rookie of the Year, Texans organization folds’ column, he’s just wanting for the season to wrap up.

  5. choppack1 08/22/2006 at 9:45 AM #

    These are the same idiots who declared the Yankees dead in the water in July. It must be nice to have a job where you don’t have to be right or rational or even intelligent, just loud and controversial. I’m beginning to think these folks aren’t very high on the ethical food chain.

  6. cfpack03 08/22/2006 at 9:48 AM #

    Another Reggie Bush fact:
    Reggie Bush invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. And, he know the exact location of Carmen Sandiego at all times.

  7. RAWFS 08/22/2006 at 10:05 AM #

    In other news, Reggie Bush invented football. After he taught Tiger Woods how to golf, and Marion Jones how to not leave needle marks.

    Tommorow, he’ll announce he’s known the cure for cancer for years, solve world hunger and share with the homeless his plan for getting a free place to stay.

    We at least know that the latter, finding a free place to stay, was perfected in college. Not that the NCAA cares — USC is a large-market team and above silly little rules about paying players. After all, Pete Carroll is a former NFL head coach.

    All is right in Reggie’s World, make no mistake about it. Ivan Maisel and Peter King say so.

  8. noah 08/22/2006 at 10:53 AM #

    Meanwhile, Wali Lundy…the Texans SIXTH round pick…has 99 yards on 16 carries in two games.

    The most overrated player in the history of football is Michael Vick. Reggie Bush is probably going to pass him this year.

    Kornheiser and Theisman both said that Bush should be able to do everything at the NFL level that he did in college.


    The three greatest college running backs I personally saw were Mike Rozier, H. Walker, and Bo. Only one of those guys was even a shadow of his collegiate self and his career was cut short by a necrotic hip.

    Demarcus Ware pretty much negated everything that Bush wanted to do with relative ease. Everyone talked about the MISmatches that Bush would create. A safety or a linebacker can’t cover him! A def. back can’t tackle him!

    Ummm…a defensive end covered him, ran him down and threw him to the turf in a manner last seen by the likes of a freshman named Levar Fisher manhandling Donovan McNabb in 1998 at C-F Stadium.

    I’m sure Bush will do fine. But running backs are cheap and plentiful and you should not waste a top pick on them. Especially if your offensive line sucks.

    BTW, Dallas is going to have all kinds of trouble if their OL gave it their best effort last night. New Orleans was in the backfield on almost every running play.

  9. BJD95 08/22/2006 at 11:02 AM #

    ^ Right on, noah. Can you imagine the squeal-fest when the national telecast is New Orleans vs. Atlanta? Vick can go 11-24 for 115 yards and 2 INTs, and Bush can get 14 carries for 40 yards – and all we’ll hear about is how “dynamic” they are while we watch an endless loop of the handful of “highlight reel” plays.

    But in the ultimate meritocracy that is the NFL, it’s all about winning games. And what the Texans did will win more games than if they had drafted Reggie Bush.

  10. packbackr04 08/22/2006 at 11:11 AM #

    Noah^^^ but isnt Wali Lundy, the Texans sixth round pick playing later in the games against the 2nd, 3rd and 4th string D’s. not to say that he isnt a good player but that is why all of these preseason statistics dont mean anything.

  11. choppack1 08/22/2006 at 12:44 PM #

    BJD 95 – We drink from the same well.

    Even though he’s on my FF team, I think Vick is one of the most overrated QBs of all time in the NFL. A QB’s job in the NFL is to manage the game. In order for a game to be effectively managed, a line and receivers must have a clue what he’s going to do. Unless he learns how to throw it consistently, his results will continue to be inconsistent. Still, that doesn’t stop the hype. I imagine it will be the same thing w/ Bush – I mean, if ESPN is still going to gush over the back who just accounted for 22 yards in 6 touches and whose offense scored a whopping 0 points – then when won’t they gush???

  12. cfpack03 08/22/2006 at 1:39 PM #

    I think 97% of all fans feel the same way regarding hype vs performance on Vick and R.Bush. Remember when we played VT and Marcus Vick, big bro Michael was on the sidelines and he’s on camera in between each play.
    I wanted to put a foot through the TV every time I saw those cornrows!

  13. BJD95 08/22/2006 at 1:40 PM #

    ^ It’s not like Dallas has the toughest D in the league, either. Mr. Bush, meet Mr. Peppers and friends. You’ll spend time with them twice each season.

  14. Hogwild 08/22/2006 at 4:30 PM #


    I’m a Packfan now living in Houston. While the Panthers are my NFL team I follow the Texans and go to a handfull of games every year. Lundy started the first preseason game and came in in the 2nd Qtr the second game. He’s looked very, very good.

  15. noah 08/22/2006 at 7:14 PM #

    Running backs are cheap and plentiful. Don’t waste a high draft pick on them (as a general rule).

    Reggie Bush is going to be a good player. But he’s going to have a short career.

  16. Texpack 08/22/2006 at 9:04 PM #

    I was expecting to see today that Bush had been waived. Lundy has logged most of his yards against second string defenses, and running behind the Texans second string OL. He looks very good. Kubiak did very well in Denver with RB’s off of the clearance table at Wal Mart. He wasn’t about to burn the first pick in the draft on Bush.

  17. vtpackfan 08/23/2006 at 8:57 AM #

    The hope for the Saints is the Bush will be the next LT (no not that one). The difference may be that Tomlinson played for a small mid western school and got little or no notieraty when we stepped onto the NFL stage. That hunger and quest to develop farther as an overall player put him more in the Barry Sanders category and away from the Rockets and Desmond Howards as a dimunitive footballer in todays NFL.

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