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Old 07-26-2006, 07:36 AM   #1
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One mans take on Reggie.......

NEWSReggie Bush May Become New Orleans' Next Evacuee
July 24, 2006
Matthew T. Sussman



When I saw the advertisement "Reggie Bush Plays NCAA Football '07," I never dreamed EA Sports meant "instead of playing actual NFL football." But Reggie Bush is mulling that kind of plan.

Bush and his agent have been negotiating his contract with the New Orleans Saints after being taken No.2 overall in April's draft. But two very prominent sources — Yahoo! and MSNBC — are reporting that Reggie Bush might abandon all contract talks with the Saints and re-enter the draft next year.

Allow me to be one of many to say that if Reggie Bush re-enters the draft, he will be the most foul-smelling scumbucket to leave New Orleans since the Ninth Ward dried up.

Bush's marketing agent is stating the unlikelihood of Bush signing anything before training camp, which is Okay, given the norm. A lot of players — good ones — hold out, and as unpopular and selfish it looks, Bush can't be singled out as a money-grubbing athlete any more than the next one.

(Except Matt Leinart, of course. Unlike Reggie Bush, who is looting the Saints for all they're worth, the Arizona Cardinals' Leinart is just finding a better contract.)

What's scary is that Bush could evacuate New Orleans and become a No. 1 or No. 2 pick next year for the — yeah, I'll say it — Houston Texans. That would make the Texans drafting Mario Williams over Bush more brilliant than the Chargers effectively trading Michael Vick for LaDainian Tomlinson and Drew Brees.

If it was any other hapless team — San Francisco, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Oakland — the fans may resent Bush in a hypothetical rejection, but none of those cities were waterlogged last year. The Lions may be pitiful, but at least they didn't have to barnstorm around the Great Lakes region playing home games in Lansing and Toronto.

The Saints are selling season ticket bundles as if they're the Packers. Excitement is abuzz for their home team's dignified return to the once-thought-irreparable Superdome late this year. And most of it is because of last year's most exciting college football athlete.

So here's some advice for Reggie Bush, his agent Mike Ornstein, and Saints owner Tom Benson: Take Bush's demands, add it to Benson's offer, divide by two, and sign on the goddamn dotted line. There's a city out there that needs something to root for this year.


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"The Saints continue to negotiate with their first-round draft pick, running back Reggie Bush. ... While Mickey Loomis and Bush’s agent, Joel Segal, aren’t talking about their negotiations, owner Tom Benson on Tuesday sounded like he expects the two sides to come to terms soon. “I feel very encouraged about that,� Benson said. “I feel like we’re going to get that done.�

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The author is right on point. I think the National Media is just trying to find something to hype.

Bush has to realize that his contract terms are pretty much boxed in by Mario Williams' deal. It simply cannot be that far out of whack from that deal.

It'll get done. It may next week, but it'll get done. There's too much at stakes for both sides not to get it done.

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Originally Posted by JOESAM2002
When I saw the advertisement "Reggie Bush Plays NCAA Football '07," I never dreamed EA Sports meant "instead of playing actual NFL football." But Reggie Bush is mulling that kind of plan.
I understand where the author is coming from, but Bush can not return to play NCAA Football. By declaring for the NFL draft and hiring an agent, he becomes ineligible. However, he can either opt to take a year off (How did that work out for Maurice Clarette, again?), or he can choose to play for the Arena league or for the CFL (How's that working for you, Ricky?), or he can sign with the Saints. My bet is that he will sign within the next month. Don't blow this out of proportion. As of yesterday, there were only 2 first-round draft picks under contract. This happens every year, and the media continues to make something out of nothing. It's no big deal.
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Originally Posted by JOESAM2002
When I saw the advertisement "Reggie Bush Plays NCAA Football '07," I never dreamed EA Sports meant "instead of playing actual NFL football." But Reggie Bush is mulling that kind of plan.
I understand where the author is coming from, but Bush can not return to play NCAA Football. By declaring for the NFL draft and hiring an agent, he becomes ineligible. However, he can either opt to take a year off (How did that work out for Maurice Clarette, again?), or he can choose to play for the Arena league or for the CFL (How's that working for you, Ricky?), or he can sign with the Saints. My bet is that he will sign within the next month. Don't blow this out of proportion. As of yesterday, there were only 2 first-round draft picks under contract. This happens every year, and the media continues to make something out of nothing. It's no big deal.
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Originally Posted by JOESAM2002
When I saw the advertisement "Reggie Bush Plays NCAA Football '07," I never dreamed EA Sports meant "instead of playing actual NFL football." But Reggie Bush is mulling that kind of plan.
I understand where the author is coming from, but Bush can not return to play NCAA Football.
Funny! The author literally meant the video game, not going back to the NCAA.

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