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Old 07-01-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
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Where in the backfield is Reggie Bush?

Where in the backfield is Reggie Bush?
By Adam Schefter
NFL Analyst

Adam Schefter's "Around the League" reports and commentaries can be seen regularly on NFL Total Access.

(June 30, 2006) -- Fireworks will not be exclusive to July Fourth. They'll also be in New Orleans' offense this season.

The Saints will be using first-round pick Reggie Bush and running back Deuce McAllister on the field at the same time this season, just as they did throughout the team's mini-camps and Organized Team Activities.

Exactly how they will be used is the mystery, but Saints officials expect New Orleans' offense to often look like USC's, where Bush lined up all over the field and LenDale White lined up at running back.

In New Orleans, Bush would serve the same role, but McAllister would replace White, with Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees directing the offense. These offensive weapons, combined with new head coach Sean Payton's play calls, should make New Orleans one of the league's more dynamic offenses.

Bush's role also will go beyond playing running back/wide receiver.

He has been working on catching punts after mini-camp practices, and the Saints are planning to try him at punt returner, and quite possibly kickoff returner. The more they can use Bush, the more problems it would present to opposing teams.

And while Bush will be one concern for opponents, McAllister will be another. Saints officials say he is 85 percent recovered from his knee surgery, and is expecting to be full go by the time training camp opens in late July.

The Saints will monitor McAllister closely, but they also will use him with Bush frequently.

BACKS TO BACKS
Not only do the Saints have Bush and McAlister, but they also have Aaron Stecker and Michael Bennett. New Orleans has as much depth at running back as any team in the league, which is one reason it is open to trading Bennett.

But the Saints continue to insist that unless they get a high mid-round pick for Bennett, they will bring him to training camp. Then, should another team suffer a significant injury at that position, the Saints might have more leverage in trading Bennett.

Yet the plan now, heading into the July Fourth weekend, is not to be in any hurry to deal Bennett unless the price is right.


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Old 07-01-2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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RE: Where in the backfield is Reggie Bush?

Smart move on Bennett. Injuries can happen when least expected. If it happens to with Deuce, then we have two burners on the field with Bush and Bennett. If it happens to another team, then who better to trade for? They would have no choice but to offer a higher mid-round pick. Good call on keeping him.
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Old 07-01-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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RE: Where in the backfield is Reggie Bush?

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Old 07-03-2006, 12:09 PM   #5
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RE: Where in the backfield is Reggie Bush?

Is'nt McAfee a RB?
Deuce/Bush/Steck/Bennett/McAfee
That's a lot of backs....and Karney..
Bennett is gone.
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RE: Where in the backfield is Reggie Bush?

I know I shouldn't have read this thread not I all pumped up again and football is still quite a few weeks aways.
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:37 AM   #7
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Will they keep a fullback? I mean how much will he play, if Bush and McAllister in the backfield at the same time.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:22 AM   #8
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of course they will keep a fullback...bennett/steck/or mcafee will be released or traded before the end of the preseason.

most likely deuce will get hurt sometime during the season, so we will need to have 3 good rbs on the roster.

even with deuce healthy, i would love to see a set with steck and bush in the backfield and then have them both split out as wr's. that would give some nightmares to opposing defenses.
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