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Bush: Will It Be The NFL or Hollywood?

Bush Making The Best Of The New Orleans Saints OTA's (Offseason Training Activities)

Bush Making The Best Of The New Orleans Saints OTA's (Offseason Training Activities)

Reggie Bush is very easy to knock due to his relationship with KK (Kim Kardashian). She’s a reality tv-star and social icon who has created a brand that has overtaken Paris Hilton as the ‘It Girl’ in Hollywood. Bush probably had no idea that his winning a Heismann Trophy and being the 2nd pick in the 2006 NFL Draft would mean little next to being known as KK’s boyfriend. Funny how life can throw you a curve ball or two…

I really liked Bush coming out of USC (like many others) and still want him to be that player. However, he’ll never be that guy which was an unstoppable force. Bush can be more of a playmaker than he’s shown in my opinion and started to exhibit in the ’08 season before breaking down again.


I won’t blast him for his Celebrity Lifestyle away from football. Many think that has been the major contributer to his less than productive NFL career (thus far)… I totally disagree. Bush is a tweener in the NFL meaning he’s not your prototype to be a running back, receiver, or kick returner… but he’s a fantastic athlete that was a terror in college which just hasn’t translated to the NFL. He is what Raghib “The Rocket” Ismail was in ’91 when he came out of Notre Dame. Rocket avoided much of what Bush is experiencing as he opted to sign with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League for what was a record contract at that time.


One response

  1. kos

    I always thought it was a reach to select Reggie Bush #2 in the draft. It’s not his fault, I just thought that the draft gurus over-rated him. I would like to see the draft experts apologize to Mario Williams. So far, he’s proven to be the better pro, and more worth the money. I remember my friends calling me crazy because I called Bush a taller Dave Meggett. So far, that seems to be the role that he is excelling at. As an every down running back, he just can’t carry a team. At 6 feet tall, he’s not compact and shifty enough to escape from NFL defensive players like Barry Sanders or Darren Sproles did/do.

    As far as his relationship to Mrs. Kardashian, if it’s making him happy, go for it. Just don’t let it interfere with his day job. He’ll never be the player a lot of draft experts thought he’d be, but he can have a nice, long career in the league, barring catastrophic injury.

    April 20, 2009 at 1:11 pm

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