After two seasons filled with injury, the sports media began to pile on Reggie Bush. This was the same media that had embraced him only three years prior. It was as if everyone wanted him to be drafted first overall in 2006, but he was looked over. That led to an outrage from the media.
Instead of building a young franchise in Houston, Reggie Bush was forced to play for the New Orleans Saints. He came only one year after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. While he was happy to be in the NFL, Bush honestly and understandably did not want to play in New Orleans.
During his rookie season, Reggie Bush and Drew Brees formed a dynamic duo on the field and they led the Saints to the Conference Championship Game. It would not be long before Bush won awards for his stellar play in the 2006 season, but his team still fell short of the Super Bowl. After his rookie season, the sports media and early fans began to give up on the former star.
Motivated, Reggie Bush re-emerged from the injuries and he helped lead the lowly Saints to a 14-0 start. They would drop their final two games of the season, but they still managed to post the top seed in the playoffs. In the playoffs, Reggie Bush was solid as he scored touchdowns in every game that the Saints played. Bush was the key factor in the New Orleans Saints going to their first-ever Super Bowl.
In the Super Bowl, Reggie Bush was targeted by the defense of the Indianapolis Colts, but his rushes did enough to get other players open for easy touchdowns. Even being held by a tough defense, Reggie Bush did enough to help his underdog Saints win the title. Just like that, all of the criticism that had piled on Bush over the years was dumped off. Once again, Reggie Bush is on top again.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
During the 2005 college football season, Reggie Bush exploded to have a memorable season. For all of his accomplishments, the USC running back was awarded the Heisman Award. After the season, Bush declared his elgibility for the 2006 NFL Draft. Of all of the college players, there was not more hype on any player more than Bush.
Right from the gate, he had hoped to live up to this hype. Early on, he did, during his rookie season, he led the Saints into the playoffs. They would make it all of the way to the NFC Championship Game before faltering. In only his rookie season, Bush had led his team that close to the Super Bowl. The sports media had hailed Reggie Bush as the future of the NFL and the sky was the limit.
However, coming into the 2007 season, Reggie Bush was hobbled by injuries. His play was limited and the Saints were only a shell of their former selves. This season was not held against Bush, but the next season was a mirror image to the 2007 season. Because of two injuries in two consecutive seasons, Bush was labeled as injury prone. Then, after another bad season, he was being labeled as a bust.
During the summer of 2009, these sentiments only grew louder. Before long, people were questioning all of the hype surrounding Bush. Right before the season started even the analysts at ESPN who adored Reggie Bush so were expressing these same feelings. Most players would let this press roll off of their backs, but Reggie took it personal. He vowed to improve upon the previous season.
The strong play of Reggie Bush in the 2009 season and into the 2010 playoffs have led some to feel that he should have won the NFL MVP Award. He led the Saints to the best record in the NFC and they are right back to where they were in 2006, the only difference is that they are looked at as favorites this time around.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
In the 2005-2006 collegiate football season, there was not a player that received more hype than Reggie Bush. In the end, he would win the Heisman Award for 2006. There was so much hype around the running back that he was expected to be drafted by the Houston Texans. The team was booed after they drafted for a need, as opposed to drafting a star.
The loss of the Texans seemed to be a gain for the New Orleans Saints. With their second overall pick, they drafted the college star and he had them only one win away from the Super Bowl in his rookie season. For the Saints, the future seemed bright, especially behind their emerging star running back.
However, the next season was not nearly as smooth for Bush and as a result the team did not win as many games. Due to constant injuries, Reggie Bush became known more for his relationship with reality star, Kim Kardashian, as opposed to his ability to play on the football field. The 2008 season was not much better for Bush.
Coming into the 2009 NFL season, some critics were already trying to paint Reggie Bush as a big-name bust. Because of that, Bush came in with a chip on his shoulder. As a response to all of the criticisms, he has turned a corner in his career. Finally healthy, he has become a solid contributor, once again, and the Saints are one of only a few undefeated teams in the NFL.
Reggie Bush may very well rebuild his fan base because of his strong play on the field this season.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
During the late stages of 2005, the NCAA football season was in full swing. College football pointed to one man, running back, Reggie Bush. He was adored by the analysts on ESPN and he was awarded with the Heisman Trophy.
After the football season, Bush declared himself eligible for the 2006 NFL Draft. The Houston Texans were expected to draft Bush with the first overall pick. On draft night, the Texans selected Mario Williams, to the disappointment of both critics and fans.
Minutes later, Reggie Bush was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the second overall pick. Bush had a great season as he tied the franchise record for touchdowns within a single game. He led the Saints to a 10-6 record and a trip to the Conference Championship game.
However, since that season, he has had trouble finding his groove. He played below expectations in 2007 and the season ended four games early for Bush, due to injury. His 2008 season also came to an early end due to injury.
Nearly four years since his Heisman Trophy, sports analysts are beginning to wonder if Reggie Bush was a bit over-hyped.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )