Monday, February 25, 2013
Bush to Atlanta?
By Tim Kavanagh
Earlier today, we linked out to a report indicating that a continuation of the business relationship between the Miami Dolphins and RB Reggie Bush is now seen as "unlikely," and that some destinations to keep in mind as his next club are the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. But there's another team who makes a logical fit for the USC product: the Atlanta Falcons.
Based on team needs, geography, and Bush's preference in playing for a contender at this stage of his NFL career, the Falcons have always seemed like a good fit. Atlanta is most likely moving away from Michael Turner this offseason, and though Bush is not exactly the same style of back as Turner, he proved in his two seasons in Miami that he can excel as a between-the-tackles rusher.
No one will ever confuse him for Jamal Lewis or Peyton Hillis, though, and it's for this reason that ESPN NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas believes the Falcons should pass on Bush:
Pat YasinskasReggie and the Falcons?
"I just don't see it because the Falcons basically already have Bush. They have Jacquizz Rodgers, who pretty much is a younger version of Bush. Like Bush, Rodgers has nice speed, can run well inside, can run a little between the tackles and can catch passes out of the backfield. Unlike Bush, Rodgers has no injury history and very little wear and tear. I'd rather have Rodgers than Bush. And I don't think it would make much sense for the Falcons to have both Rodgers and Bush. They're the same type of back, so you would only be diluting their talents by putting them together. The Falcons need to add a running back that's different from Rodgers. They need to get someone that's a little bit bigger and more of a power runner. I think they can get someone like Wisconsin's Montee Ball sometime after the first round of the draft."