Monday, January 18, 2010
The Real Reggie Bush showed up
A magical moment happened on the field in a playoff game between Saints and Cardinals. It was return of the "real" Reggie Bush, the RB with explosive speed, the razzle-dazzle moves, and gaining yardage at all costs in every attempt. It moves and maneuvers that made him the most exciting player and highly touted player of 2006 NFL draft. He was so highly regarded the Houston Texans vs San Francisco 49ers in the final week of 2005 NFL season was dubbed, "The Bush Bowl" as the loser of the game gets the no. 1 overall pick of 2006 draft. Texans lost and earned no. 1 overall. Instead Texans shocked everyone in NFL from GMs to fans selecting Mario Williams with their pick. With Bush falling on the laps of the Saints they selected him with their second overall pick. Just as the analysts and critics immediately dubbed Williams a bust and Bush a future star, it was other way around. Williams became All-Pro while Bush been a disappointment in the short four seasons. While he still show his razzle-dazzle he hasn't perform like All-Pro with his rushing yardage half of thousand yards. He has been banged up and battled knee related injuries including having microfracture surgery. This season he played 14 games gaining 725 yards of total yardage and 8 touchdowns. On Saturday his old USC self return bouncing off and breaking through the hole out-running defenders. In a mere 5 attempts he rushed for 84 yards and touchdown in a playoff win against the Cardinals. Bush showed he still have juice left in his legs and knees. Could this be the breakthrough game Bush needed to jumpstart his potential All-Pro career for next season? Is Bush really back?