Friday, February 10, 2006

Reggie Bush...worth the hype?

I am going to say no. At least, no for now. Remember how great Ricky Williams was suppose to be coming out of college? So great that Ditka set the Saints back a few years in the draft pick department. Here are his stats for his 6 year career (not counting his time on the Whacky Tobacky circuit).

YEARTEAM G ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LOST
1999NOR12 253 884 3.5 25 2 45 6 3
2000NOR10 248 1000 4.0 26 8 56 6 3
2001NOR16 313 1245 4.0 46 6 58 6 4
2002MIA16 383 1853 4.8 63 16 89 7 5
2003MIA16 392 1372 3.5 45 9 68 4 4
2005MIA12 168 743 4.4 35 6 37 1 1
Career 82 1757 7097 4.0 63 47 353 30 20

Overall, not horrible. However, do these stats equal the hype the all-time college rushing leader had entering the draft? No. Only the 2002 season appears to be the season that Ricky was expected to have all along. These numbers look like Bettis type numbers, and Bettis never had the ability to "turn around a franchise" as Bush is being tagged with that responsiblity by the media.

Bush, over his career, will probably fair well. Think about it, how much positive press has the Texans O-line recieved? None, at least from a past protection standpoint. Domanick Davis was able to get back-toback 1K+ seasons. Maybe Kubiak coming out from under Shanahan's rock can bring that "we can make any RB good" system with him. Who knows, I could be wrong on Bush, and there is no guarantee that he will be going to the Texans.

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