Reggie Bush (who?) says Saints can go 16-0, he’ll win MVP

For a role player, Reggie Bush sure makes news. He has reunited with Kim Kardashian, says Saints can go 16-0 and he will win an MVP.

For a role player, Reggie Bush sure makes news. He has reunited with Kim Kardashian, says Saints can go 16-0 and he will win an MVP.

Earlier today I posted an NFC South blog about how New Orleans coach Sean Payton is trying to keep everybody grounded despite the Saints’ 6-0 start.

I didn’t plan on following up right away. But  I just found out Reggie Bush opened his mouth, which of course made my day and probably ruined Payton’s.

Bush, who has gone the wrong way in his career — from the second overall pick to a role player — predicted the Saints can go 16-0 this season. He also sort of predicted he’s going to win an MVP award, a Super Bowl and play in the Pro Bowl.

To think, when he reunited recently with underground porn queen Kim Kardashian, I figured that would be the dumbest decision he ever made.

According to a recap on ProFootballTalk.com, Bush appeared on SportingNewsRadio’s, “The Monty Show.” The show’s host set up Bush by asking him if he believed the Saints could go 16-0.

Rather than do the smart thing and issue the one-game-at-a-time ramblings coaches like to preach, Bush responded:  “Can we go undefeated? Yes.  I do think we have the players, the chemistry, we have the heart and dedication, the coaching staff, we have the players.”

OK. It’s not loud and obnoxious. But it’s the kind of statement that can come back to haunt a guy. And a team.

Bush, who hasn’t been nearly the star most projected, also was asked about criticism he has faced since coming into the NFL in 2006.

Answer: “Once I do win an NFL MVP, once we do win a Super Bowl, once I am in the Pro Bowl, it’s going to be that much more special because of all the criticism that I had to come through and because of the work I’ve put into it, it’ll mean that much more to me and I’ll appreciate it more.”

saintssi28jpg-ddf8df2d60c6ea54_mediumAlrighty then.

For what it’s worth, there was an interesting blog this morning by Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. It addresses Bush’s significantly reduced role in the Saints’ high-octane offense. The running back had only six touches (three runs, three receptions) in New Orleans’ 46-34 win over Miami Sunday. His 10.5 offensive touches per game this season represent a career low, down from 15.8, 19.3 and 15.8in his first three seasons.

On the bright side, he dined with Kardashian at Cafe Martorano in Fort Lauderdale this weekend and made the Sports Illustrated cover, scoring a touchdown against the Dolphins.

By the way, my industry sources tell me that poor Kimmie was feeling very down and alone after her sister, Khloe, married Lamar Odom, and her other sister, Kourtney, announced she was pregnant. So she flew to New Orleans following Khloe’s wedding to reunite with Bush.

See. You get it all here.

256 comments Add your comment

E!

October 28th, 2009
11:38 am

I think he’s a wuss, A chick leaves you looking stupid, but you let her come back…..not even close to being a man, you gotta stand by what you belive in or look gullible, he to the later.

UGA ALL THE WAY

October 28th, 2009
11:41 am

first.lol. Good article Jeff, Reggie Bush hasnt been wut was once thought of him. Man, he was great in college but looks like the next level wasnt made for him quite yet….

Chris

October 28th, 2009
11:41 am

To Matt Leinart and Vince Young, Reggie Bush is an MVP. They’ll always have that Rose Bowl.

UGA ALL THE WAY

October 28th, 2009
11:41 am

La Jolla Dawg

October 28th, 2009
11:41 am

I am still waiting for the NCAA to rule on the violations committed by USC via Bush and his parents. What’s taking so long?

Jeff Schultz

October 28th, 2009
11:49 am

La Jolla Dawg — Great question.

bmoney

October 28th, 2009
11:57 am

he said that his team CAN go 16-0. he didn’t say the saints WILL go 16-0.

he said “ONCE I do win an NFL MVP, ONCE we do win a Super Bowl, ONCE I am in the Pro Bowl, …”, he didn’t say he was going to this year.

jeff apparently went to the urban meyer/michael jordan school of reading comprehension. any statement by the opposition can be used to fire up the home front.

PMC

October 28th, 2009
12:07 pm

Cool so we know he and Richard Seymour are both smoking from the same tree.

Interestingly enough. Now that the always fair NCAA has banished Dez Bryant…. I wonder if they are ever going to get around to concluding that “investigation” into USC… something tells me no.

If it was close Vince Young would rize from the ashes and just beat him out for the MVP….

Mason Storm

October 28th, 2009
12:07 pm

The author of this article is an idiot. Haha I think its funny how people still doubt Bush’s ability. Peterson gets the ball 30 times a game instead of 3…imagine if reggie got the ball 30 times a game for a few games. It could be great. Stats are not everything in the NFL either. The NFL is a business and he does things on the field that have never been done before and its exciting. Who cares if he doesnt have the stats he was supposed to have. He spices things up and brings some unfoggetable highlights to the league..like jumping over people heads and making them look like kids. P.S. AP has more bad games than he does good ones..check the stats chief

PcktPssr

October 28th, 2009
12:18 pm

That’s a fine photo of bush, just wish it was a little closer and easier to see. BTW, Reggie looks pretty dapper too.

chemdawg

October 28th, 2009
12:20 pm

Pierre Thomas and Mike Bell are the #1 & 2 running backs on the saints. Bush was good in college, but if you can’t break tackles then you’re done as an NFL RB.

Tre

October 28th, 2009
12:21 pm

Chris is a dummy!

Tre

October 28th, 2009
12:22 pm

Dumb comment Chris!

Ryno

October 28th, 2009
12:22 pm

If there is a Saints team that ever wins the Superbowl and Reggie Bush is the MVP instead of Drew Brees, I’ll build a house at the top of the Superdome and eat 20 live crawfish.

PMC

October 28th, 2009
12:27 pm

That is a stupid comment Chris. Reggie Bush is not a thug.

EW

October 28th, 2009
12:33 pm

Jeff. My honest opinion is that ther is no story here. Just an inflation of quotation. Why even go out there and play if you don’t think you can win every game? As far as Bush’s optimism on winning an MVP, Super Bowl, and playing in the Pro Bowl…he’s obviously confidently misguided. Bu hey, this is sports, land of supreme overconfidence. I got the feeling reading this that you are likening it to the cliche “guaranteed victory”. All I see is someone who believes in his team and his talent.

I will concede that Kim’s rear end could motivate ANY man to do all of the above though…I’m just sayin’.

EW

October 28th, 2009
12:33 pm

damn typos, my apologies

NC Braves Fan

October 28th, 2009
12:36 pm

16-0, plus MVP & Pro Bowl? Reggie Bush, your ship has come in! http://failblog.org/2008/05/28/your-failboat-has-landed/

Jazzy

October 28th, 2009
12:47 pm

Jeff….Please report the entire story!!! Listen to the entire interview before you report such rubish! He prefaced his 16-0 comment with….. that the team and he are going to take it one game at a time and are not looking any further than the Atlanta Falcons this week! Good job Jeff….another reporter the public cannot not trust.

Vince Burchfield

October 28th, 2009
12:49 pm

My son and I were planning to drive to N. O. Monday, but after the Cowboy beatdown, I just couldn’t stomach a $500.00 a$$ kickin

kj

October 28th, 2009
12:51 pm

as long as he is playing he has a shot to have all of those dreams come true. i say never stop dreaming reggie.

bugman

October 28th, 2009
12:56 pm

mark

October 28th, 2009
1:01 pm

See what happens when you play a scrub schedule?? Take a look at his counterpart Leinart!!

mark

October 28th, 2009
1:02 pm

I wonder what would happen if the varsity played the freshman team every week?? Oh yeah, they’d look like superstars while making the competition look like scrubs!!

bugman

October 28th, 2009
1:08 pm

WTH, Jeff?!

Let’s see…over the past three weeks we have politics (Rush the Ram).

More politics (Rush is a Tool and You Ain’t Changing My Mind).

Vegas odds and ends (Hawks Loveless with Oddsmakers).

A cheerleader hunt.

Assorted celebrity bashing (pick any column).

Prognostications and predictions.

Sundry sports observations and musings.

Guess I can just stop surfing around for the skinny and make this my one stop news shop.

Porque, where is the DOW?

PS You don’t count as “first”.

Jazzy

October 28th, 2009
1:13 pm

Mark….Have you seen New Orleans’ schedule? Detroit, Philly, Buffalo, Jets, Giants, Dolphins……The Saints were not favorites in Philly, Buffalo, Jets, and Giants games….I am glad everyone thinks like you. Atlanta has beat who??? 4 non playoff teams and have had it handed to them by teams that will be there in the end. Lets not tick off the Saints anymore than we have too!!

GeoffDawg

October 28th, 2009
1:18 pm

Advice to Reggie – just don’t get her pregnant. I don’t think your next (markedly reduced) NFL contract can support her in the lifestyle to which she’s accustomed.

Eric C.

October 28th, 2009
1:21 pm

Jeff, is what Jazzy said true…that we actually didn’t get the whole story. OMG!

Eric C.

October 28th, 2009
1:21 pm

?????????????????

Ted Striker

October 28th, 2009
1:23 pm

I’m not a big fan of bush but that’s not really a topic for a family newspaper.

kcob95

October 28th, 2009
1:33 pm

When Reggie goes off for 150 yards and 3 touchdowns, I’m sure you will remember who he is!

Chris

October 28th, 2009
1:36 pm

Big Easy are you drunk? Reggie has more than made up for being the number 2 pick. Check the ticket sales and waiting list. Not too mention, check with some of the local schools that got athletic equipment after Katrina and the police stations that got vehicles due to Reggie’s endorsement contracts. Reggie was exactly what the city of New Orleans needed. A photogenic superstar with pull to help the city. Not worth the number 2 pick?–You’re smoking dude.

Jazzy

October 28th, 2009
1:39 pm

Big Easy 830….I sure we (Atlanta Falcons) would have picked Vince Young before Bush!! Glad you are not in our front office!

bigeasy830

October 28th, 2009
1:40 pm

Chris, what has his production on the field been as a running back. Not a pass receiver or kick returner but a running back. Thats great that he is a good community guy, but what have he done on the field to warrant him as the #2 pick.

Jazzy

October 28th, 2009
1:46 pm

Chris….please forgive big easy 830. He forgets that Reggie has sat out of half the games the two previous years due to a knee injury. His first year he helped the Saints get to the NFC Championship game with over 1000 yards in rushing, receiving, and special teams play.

bigeasy830

October 28th, 2009
1:50 pm

No Jazzy, I would have gotten the O-Lineman D’Brickashaw Ferguson. Unlike you I try not to believe the hype of those college players that excelled against weak competition.

bigeasy830

October 28th, 2009
1:58 pm

As a runnning back Jarious Norwood have had more production than Reggie Bush. You Saints fan are getting a little full of yourselves. You are starting to believe the hype. Don’t lose Monday Night, Ok, Don’t do that. We are talking about the same saits that gave up 34 points to Miami and 27 points to Detroit. We are talking about a team that have never made it to the Super Bowl, the only team in the NFC South that have never made it to a Super Bowl. have they even ever won a play-off game. Come-On Son, before the Saints try to start to swing your little things they first need to grow a pair.

bigeasy830

October 28th, 2009
2:01 pm

Jazzy those are the same type of stats Eric Metcalf put up, combine rushing receiving and return yards. But what have Reggie done as a running back. You mean to tell me you think a 3rd down RB is worth the #2 overall pick, now I will grant you that it was a weak draft, but still, Come-on Son.

dean

October 28th, 2009
2:02 pm

Just what I want my son bringing home to meet Mom. A porn star.

EW

October 28th, 2009
2:02 pm

bigeasy, at the TIME OF THE DRAFT, Bush warranted the #2 pick. End of story. You can’t look at his numbers in hindsight and say he warranted it or not. The draft is based on PROJECTIONS. Bush had a ton of hype coming out of USC and an agent who got him a lot of money based on that hype and how he projects in the NFL..Stop hatin’

bigeasy830

October 28th, 2009
2:10 pm

EW, Bush was not the best RB on his college team, it was fatman Lindale White, that is why I thought he was not worth the pick then. Bush was in college and is still somewaht now an exciting player but not a very good RB. He is an exciting returner and is dangerous in space in the passing game ala Eric Metcalf, that sir is the definition of a 3rd down back. Many of you thought he should have went #1 to Houston,you had believed the hype as you still do.

Supes

October 28th, 2009
2:10 pm

Good role player, definitely NOT worth the high 1st round draft pick the Saints spent on him.

You have to be a dynamic, game changing player…and he doesn’t see enough touches per game to make that impact. He’s been reduced to a screen guy, short pass game, 3rd down back and punt returns.

When Deuce was healthy and rolling, Reggie couldn’t hold his jockstrap. Deuce McAllister was a real NFL RB.

SaintJenkins

October 28th, 2009
2:11 pm

Look, Reggie is a DECOY! Jeff Schultz may be a tool, but he took the bait! Keep paying attention to Reggie PLEASE! That way you won’t see what you really have to worry about (LOL)!

Jeff Schultz

October 28th, 2009
2:13 pm

Saint — I’m a tool? Wow. That was kind of harsh.

Jeff Schultz

October 28th, 2009
2:15 pm

EW — You made this statement: “bigeasy, at the TIME OF THE DRAFT, Bush warranted the #2 pick. End of story. You can’t look at his numbers in hindsight and say he warranted it or not.” … Dude, it’s just the opposite. You never judge drafts on draft day. You ALWAYS wait 3 or 4 years out.

Jeff Schultz

October 28th, 2009
2:16 pm

Dean — No kidding. Although given Bush’s family was reportedly living rent free while he was at Georgia, they’re probably used to be bought and sold, so they can’t pick on poor Kimmie.

povox

October 28th, 2009
2:17 pm

Jazzy- I believe Mark was referring to the USC schedule.

Jeff Schultz

October 28th, 2009
2:19 pm

Bugman — I’ll try to have some bluechip indicators for you this week.

Jeff Schultz

October 28th, 2009
2:24 pm

Jazzy — Doesn’t change anything. If that’s true, then he should’ve stopped talking after saying they weren’t looking ahead. He said it.

Supes

October 28th, 2009
2:28 pm

Dude, it’s just the opposite. You never judge drafts on draft day. You ALWAYS wait 3 or 4 years out

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Jeff,

That maybe the best comment you’ve ever made on your blogs.

Case and point…Reggie Bush…Vince Young…Mario Williams…did any of them warrant 1-3 in that particular NFL draft? Looking at it now…I’d say a definitive NO.

Which is why it’s too early to look at the 2009 Falcons draft and say that Dimitroff failed (right now it sure looks like it….with both Jerry and Moore out for the season) but if they both turn it around, and Chris Owens eventually turns into a decent corner…it could be a good draft 2-3 years down the road.