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Old 12-17-2007, 12:19 PM   #11
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Re: ESPN's NFL Live totally ticked me off with Reggie Bush bashing

Why is it when we went on a 4 game win streak with Bush no one was asking if we were a better team without Duece?

ESPN is looking to create news where this is none.

Ask yourself if you would rather have Duece and Bush on your team or Stecker and Pierre Thomas.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:06 PM   #12
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Re: ESPN's NFL Live totally ticked me off with Reggie Bush bashing

Originally Posted by scott406 View Post
Why is it when we went on a 4 game win streak with Bush no one was asking if we were a better team without Duece?

ESPN is looking to create news where this is none.

Ask yourself if you would rather have Duece and Bush on your team or Stecker and Pierre Thomas.
great point. (by the way, i can't take my eyes off your avatar)
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:49 PM   #13
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Re: ESPN's NFL Live totally ticked me off with Reggie Bush bashing

Originally Posted by scott406 View Post
Why is it when we went on a 4 game win streak with Bush no one was asking if we were a better team without Duece?

ESPN is looking to create news where this is none.

Ask yourself if you would rather have Duece and Bush on your team or Stecker and Pierre Thomas.
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I for one remember last year, Reggie was used properly. What kills me is Stecker is running like Deuce did, why could we not have continued the same way as last year with Stecker taking Deuce's place?

I believe that Stecker showed over the last two games that he is up to the challenge. The second TD run where he lowered his shoulder gave and received a big hit and still made it into the End Zone was great. Reggie tries that and he is sitting on his butt. Of course we know Deuce would have run over the poor guy, but hey Stecker is stepping up and playing great.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:14 PM   #14
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Re: ESPN's NFL Live totally ticked me off with Reggie Bush bashing

I understand what people are getting at with these questions. I thought that Payton was force-feeding Reggie the ball. With him out, it gives the opposing D's less to key on. Stecker is running well, but I doubt the Cards or the Falcons gameplanned for him. They focused on stopping Brees and Colston.

Well...when Stecker starts running for 4-5 yards per carry D's have to adjust in-game. Now they have to respect the run and the play action is more effective.

Plus, D's don't have Reggie to key on when he's split out wide. Before it was "stop Bush and Colston, Stop the Saints". Now it's "who's going to get the ball?" Devery, Copper, Moore, Patten, Steck are all getting a share of reggies 20+ touches per game. You're not seeing reggie-centric plays anymore and Brees is allowed to do what he does best: Read and React.

Hopefully this has been a learning experience for Reggie and Payton. So when we make the playoffs and Reggie's ready to go, the team and #25 will be better for it.

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:18 PM   #15
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Re: ESPN's NFL Live totally ticked me off with Reggie Bush bashing

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I understand what people are getting at with these questions. I thought that Payton was force-feeding Reggie the ball. With him out, it gives the opposing D's less to key on. Stecker is running well, but I doubt the Cards or the Falcons gameplanned for him. They focused on stopping Brees and Colston.

Well...when Stecker starts running for 4-5 yards per carry D's have to adjust in-game. Now they have to respect the run and the play action is more effective.

Plus, D's don't have Reggie to key on when he's split out wide. Before it was "stop Bush and Colston, Stop the Saints". Now it's "who's going to get the ball?" Devery, Copper, Moore, Patten, Steck are all getting a share of reggies 20+ touches per game. You're not seeing reggie-centric plays anymore and Brees is allowed to do what he does best: Read and React.

Hopefully this has been a learning experience for Reggie and Payton. So when we make the playoffs and Reggie's ready to go, the team and #25 will be better for it.
You nailed it right on the head.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:24 PM   #16
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Re: ESPN's NFL Live totally ticked me off with Reggie Bush bashing

Also would like to say our run blocking has been getting better every week. It started showing the game before Bush was hurt. Stecker is reaping the rewards.
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