Reggie Bush – Mr. Overhyped

Nov 25, 2007

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Not since Michael Vick was in his “prime” have you had a player that’s as overexposed and overhyped as Reggie Bush.  I mean everywhere you turn you see Mr. Bush.  I guess I don’t blame him.  Football is a violent sport, and your career can be over in the blink of an eye.  You might as well strike while the iron is hot.  I just wish there was a little less sizzle and a little more steak.  How a little more exposure from the better second year runner, Joseph Addai?  How about the league’s best running back this year, Brian Westbrook.  Heck, LaDainian Tomlinson isn’t even as overexposed as Bush.

 There are nine running backs with more fantasy points than Bush.  He has been good, but not great.  He has not cracked 100 yards on the ground or through the air this year.  In fact, he only has one career 100 yard rushing game.  He does have two career 100 yard receiving games to his credit, but only having three 100 yard games out of 26 isn’t exactly dynamic.  Heck, Adrian Peterson has two 200 yard games already, plus three 100 yard games.

He got most of the credit for the turnaround last year even though Drew Brees was added, Deuce McAllister returned from injury, and Marques Colston made a huge splash as a rookie.  I think that helped feed the hype machine.

I’m not saying that Reggie Bush is a bad running back.  I just think he’s a little overhyped is all.  I hope he doesn’t go the direction of Michael Vick, and I doubt he will.  I just wish the corporate folks would stop ramming him down our throats.  How about we share the pie with some of the guys who deserve a little more attention?

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