Reggie Bush just isn't that great of a back. There, I said it. Now I can move on with my life. If there's one thing Juice knows, it's how to be a premier back. That includes rushing, blocking, catching and pulling off amazing moves. Jukes, side steps, spins, dives, hurdles and more.
Reggie Bush is a showman with no show. A magician with no tricks. Here's an excerpt from a recent SI.com article talking about Bush and Sproles with their new teams:
"The ex-Saint had a few exciting moments against New England, but nothing we haven't seen before. His 11 carries for 38 yards rushing won't change anyone's mind about his potential to fill the role of Miami's lead running back -- just not happening -- and his nine catches for 56 yards and one touchdown weren't difference-making on this night. After watching his replacement in New Orleans, Darren Sproles, explode on the scene for the Saints in Thursday night's opener at Green Bay, Bush didn't exactly hold serve with his prime time showing."
Bush was close to 100 yards catching/rushing in his opener, but for the most part it was fluff yardage. He isn't consistent enough and he isn't a game changer. If memory serves (I suppose I should look, to be accurate) he's also missed 20 games in the past 4 years. That's a lot of time off. Maybe he isn't doing all that well because he's never 100%.
I don't know the reason, but I do know that a back hasn't gotten this much publicity for doing so little in the history of the NFL. Last year in 8 games Reggie averaged 18.8 yards a game. That's weaksauce. The Juice ran that far in his sleep back in the day.
Reggie's highest yardage average is 48.4 per game. Recieving is 46.4 per game. That means if you took his BEST averages from ANY year and combined them, he would still be averaging less than 100 yards a game. How is this guy a starting back for ANY team in the NFL?