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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I have a couple of comments/questions on the number 5 RB thing. - James tried to petition the league to be number five a few years back and got denied. Why would this change for Bush? - I love Reggie, ...

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Old 05-04-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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The Bush Number Issue

I have a couple of comments/questions on the number 5 RB thing.

- James tried to petition the league to be number five a few years back and got denied. Why would this change for Bush?

- I love Reggie, but this is a little annoying. Sounds like an agent talking. It's a number, play by the rules, regardless of how stupid they are.

- Could we not call the dude a WR if he really wants to be number 5?

- A couple of places where this makes no sense. Warrick Dunn lines up as QB, Vick lines up at receiver...direct snap to Dunn. Technically, he is the QB on the play and he doesn't have a QB number. Conwell used to line up at fullback for the Rams as number 85. You can declare as an eligible receiver with a lineman/linebacker number.

- Has Bush offered Amac money for his number. It seems a bit presumtious that he can just come in and have his number. Whether he's the third stringer or not, he has seniority and it is his number.

- I think the rule is stupid, but I don't see what the big deal is. People change numbers all the time. This will certainly be the highest selling Saints jersey ever. I'm buying one, regardless of what his number is.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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I personally hope he gets #5, cause I think it's a stupid rule in the first place. If Mario Williams wore #9, would you really confuse him with Steve McNair or something? Players should get to wear whatever # they please, IT'S THEIR JERSEY. I recall on PTI yesterday Wilbon saying Paul Hornung wore #5 as a RB, and he's in the hall of fame. Did it hurt the league at all? No. Just like the stupid no celebrations thing. There are too many nitpicky rules in this league, and this is just one.

Plus, they allowed receivers to be able to wear teens, so, just open it all up. If you can;t watch a football game without getting confused by watching different numbers, you prob shouldn't be watching anyway.

And when I say "you" yas I don't actually mean you, I mean fans in general.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:27 PM   #3
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I agree whodi. Open it up...especially where "skilled" players are concerned.

The dumb thing is in college you can have 2 guys with the same number as long as they aren't on the field together.

I say let him have it...... If not, go with 25.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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keyshawn johnson, roy williams, reggie williams, just off the top of my head.

i don't see what the big deal is either, personally.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:31 PM   #5
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25 is Freddy Mac's number
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:33 PM   #6
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I want reggie to wear number 5 but just think about how a one digit number look on a big person instead of two digits lol i hate seeing big people with single numbers it just dont fit them lol
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:43 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by yasoon
The dumb thing is in college you can have 2 guys with the same number as long as they aren't on the field together.
That's cause most D1 schools have over 100 players on the roster so they have to do that.
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:31 PM   #8
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I like the rule. I like how by looking at a guy's number you know just about what position he plays.

Granted, if the rule was changed I wouldnt be upset, but I do like the rule.
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:13 PM   #9
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That's cause most D1 schools have over 100 players on the roster so they have to do that.
Is that true? Not doubting you, but that seems a bit excessive to me.
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:24 PM   #10
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Florida State's total 2005 roster was around 85 with seven duplicate jersey numbers.




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