Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

LenDale White gets his reunion with ex-USC teammate Reggie Bush

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer September 20, 2007 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's trip to New Orleans is being billed as the first NFL meeting between Vince Young and the Saints' Reggie Bush, their first game against each ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-21-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
DARE TO ENTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Home Sweet Home, NEW ORLEANS, La.
Posts: 1,154
Cool LenDale White gets his reunion with ex-USC teammate Reggie Bush

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer
September 20, 2007




NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's trip to New Orleans is being billed as the first NFL meeting between Vince Young and the Saints' Reggie Bush, their first game against each other since Young led Texas to the national championship over Bush's Southern California.

LenDale White? Overshadowed by Bush again.

But White, now playing in the same backfield as Young, is used to his former teammate capturing most of the attention.

"At Southern Cal, he always had the higher profile. It is what it is. I'm happy with the position I'm at. I play for the Tennessee Titans. I'm looking forward to a good year. I'm not really worried about who has the bigger profile," White said.

"I hope I have a better game, though."

Bush and Young attracted most of the attention in 2006. Bush was taken second overall and Young was picked third. Both found themselves playing quite a bit as rookies. Bush scored eight touchdowns to help the Saints reach the playoffs and Young won Offensive Rookie of the Year with eight wins.

By comparison, White nearly dropped out of sight, and out of mind.

Questions over his weight and health relegated him to the second round, where he was taken 45th overall by Tennessee. He played sparingly as a rookie as Travis Henry grabbed the starting job and had 61 carries for 244 yards and 14 catches for 60 more.

Now White goes into this game enjoying a better second season than Bush.

The running back who scored a school-record 52 touchdowns on the ground at Southern Cal scored his first NFL TD last week. He's the starter and has rushed 33 times for 130 yards with two catches for 7 yards compared to Bush's 22 carries for 65 yards and 10 receptions for 50 yards.

He is splitting carries now with veteran Chris Brown, a combination with Young that has the Titans averaging 211.5 yards through two games.

"They're just pounding the ball right now," Saints linebacker Scott Fujita said. "They're leading the NFL in running and it shows. They're playing physical, finding the gaps and gashing defenses. So it's going to be up to us to be sound in our gaps and making plays that way."

White had to watch when these teams met in an exhibition last year because he was punished for spitting on a teammate in the heat of training camp. He's ready to play Monday night and is looking forward to his mini-USC reunion.

"I've been talking to him back and forth, just having fun with it," White said. "But you know, I'm excited to get out there and play against him. The last time he came around, I had to sit out. It's going to be fun to get out there and play against him."

Bush got most of the attention in college where his 6,551 all-purpose yards and highlight-quality runs helped him win the 2005 Heisman Trophy. White didn't mind. He also isn't surprised by Bush's success as a commercial pitchman, but he said they remain close.

"We text each other before every game good luck and talk after every game to see how it went," White said.

The 0-2 start has Bush focusing on trying to help the Saints win. He isn't surprised that White is the Titans' starter.

"Definitely not surprised. He's a great player, I've played with him, and I know what he's capable of," Bush said Thursday.

Young has downplayed the attempt to create a rivalry between himself and Bush. The Titans quarterback knows exactly which running back he is pulling for Monday night -- the man who has played in Bush's shadow for so long now.

"Best of luck to both of them. I hope LenDale does more because he's on our team. We want to see him be very successful running the ball for us," Young said.

LenDale White gets his reunion with ex-USC teammate Reggie Bush - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

saint4life
(504)
blacksaint is offline  
Old 09-21-2007, 09:31 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,403
Re: LenDale White gets his reunion with ex-USC teammate Reggie Bush

I have White on my fantasy team (auction draft type league) and have him in my lineup, I'm 0-2 so I have to win this weekend, I think White could have a good night against N.O but I sure hope he doesn't to to good, I'd rather my team lose than the Saints losing.
I have Foster on my team also, I may add him to my lineup and sit White because I can't and won't pull for him to have good numbers.

My lineup for this week, we don't play a defence.

Brees
Bush
White or Foster or maybe even Dunn
T. Holt
Reggie Wayne
Colston

Brees, Bush and Colston are just killing me so far, I'm hoping they get it together in the MNF game...

White was almost as good as Bush on the field when they played for USC so the both of them will be very competitive in the game.

Rest In Peace JoeSam, thanks for everything my friend.
LongTimeFan is offline  
Old 09-22-2007, 09:01 AM   #3
SaintSince67
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PortCity
Posts: 2,010
Re: LenDale White gets his reunion with ex-USC teammate Reggie Bush

Saints will have to tackle well Monday night or LWhite will make us look bad. He is built low to the ground, has big thighs, and doesn't fall down when you blow on him. We must wrap him up and get to him quickly if the initial hit is above the waist. I'm hoping that there isn't a flip-flop on our defensive struggles - we manage to play decent passD and then can't stop the run. I also hope Reggie doesn't get besides himself and try to do the spectacular - try to out dual his buddy. If the Saints execute, we will win Monday night.

**SaintSince67**
darstep is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts