My Public Apology to Eric Metcalf

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  1. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    I used to say that Reggie Bush would be the next Eric Metcalf, not the next Gayle Sayers. I now realize that was a huge insult to Eric Metcalf. Metcalf had a fine career and always made me nervous (as a Brown vs the Oilers) when he had the ball. The same cannot be said about Reggie Bush. As a running back I am now thinking Bush might be the next Jonathon Wells.
     
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    so will your next week's thread be labeled 'My Public Apology to Jonathan Wells'?
     
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    Probably.... Once Buckeye fan is offended.
     
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    I swear man, when we win everyone comes out with great one liners. LOL
     
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    I wouldn't do that to Wells, he could run between the tackles a little and fell forward.......I'm thinking of Tony Hollings......the guy was supposed to be a speedster that just sucked at every aspect in running the ball. Bush is a more durable Tony Hollings who was drafted #2 ovrl, so they have to keep him in the lineup.
     
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    i always liked Wells....one of the few Casserley reaches I liked. He just never worked out for us....or anyone else.
     
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    Ron Dayne>Reggie Bush

    Now that must reeeealy suck.
     
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    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    Yes, Tony Hollings. That is a much better comparision. Sorry Jonathon.
     


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    Just wanted to point out that Reggie had another awesome day today:

    9 for 32 yd rushing

    and

    3 for 30 receiving

    for a grand total of 62 all purpose yards.
     
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    The only highlight I saw today of that game is Carr getting sacked while the broadcaster is saying that he is holding the ball too long.
     
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    so even when the Saints blow out the opponent Bush does nothing.
     
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    What do you mean Bush does nothing? 62 all purpose yards!!!! How can you call that nothing??



















    :sarcasm:
     
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    He was the decoy today. :sarcasm:
     
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    He was limited by his bruised shin.

    Just something we can expect to hear on ESPin in the morning.
     
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    couldn't imagine what his stats would be if he played with a plantar fasciitis injury :heh:
     
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    The other team had to account for the threat Reggie may break the prettiest 2 yard gain you'll ever see. This is why they got blown out and is common football knowledge :splits:
     
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    so did you watch the entire game?

    no? Because I did...

    he did not play in much of the game and didn't get many touches because of the injury - it was a combined rushing effort between Bush, Stecker, and Thomas - Stecker looks to be the strongest runner of the 3.

    I am far from a Reggie apologist and I've said on these boards plenty of times that I am very disappointed in his performance this season and lack of focus - on a dropped pass, Brees was very disappointed and mimicked the "catch it with your hands in front of you" motion to him.

    And Payton and Brees were on him on the sidelines.

    So his teammates see it. Most Saints fans I know see it. We are disappointed.

    But this kind of post - dogging on an injured player is even low for these boards.

    I remember when everyone got upset with Sports Illustrated listing Cadillac Williams as one of the most disappointing backs when he couldn't help his injury and the consensus seemed to be that if you are injured, then sub-par play shouldn't be held against you.

    But that doesn't apply to Reggie?

    There are a ton of performances you can dog him for - and we Saints fans are critical of him for - but today? He played through some substantial pain and had a couple of nice runs.

    Does this speak to his durability?

    I think so.

    But I'm not gonna pile on a guy who suffered the same injury as Steve Smith and played through the pain.
     
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    actually Cadillac was pretty miserable before his injury this year. same with Bush.
     
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    People didn't care Mario was injured...why should they for Reggie?
     
  20. RazorOye

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    that's not germane to my point

    you can argue the merits of his inclusion on the list based on his performance prior to the injury - that's one thing....

    that's not what I am talking about here

    Plenty of people in that thread believed that to judge him prior to the injury is one thing, but the lack of performance due to the injury was something else

    that's what I was trying to point out

    Posters have plenty - and I mean PLENTY - of reasons, all justified, to dog Bush. And that's fine.

    I've done it. Plenty of other Saints fans have done it. His teammates have done it.

    But to pick out a performance when he's injured and still playing just seems sort of a callous reach is all....
     

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