It took six games for folks to widely accept the reality that the Saints are really, really good.
One of their biggest-name players has embraced it, too.
Appearing on Sporting News Radio’s The Monty Show, running back Reggie Bush was asked whether the Saints can go undefeated.
And Bush thinks they can.
“Can we go undefeated?” Bush said. “Yes. I do think we have the players, the chemistry, we have the heart and dedication, the coaching staff, we have the players.”
Then again, Bush’s opinion needs to be put in perspective. When discussing the criticism he has faced since entering the NFL and not performing like this generation’s Gale Sayers, Bush seemed to predict that he’ll eventually be named the league’s MVP.
“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,” Bush said.
Though the Saints currently have the inside track to the NFC Championship, Bush has a long way to go to draw a single MVP vote.
He has 175 yards rushing (3.9 yards per carry) and three touchdowns. He also has 144 yards receiving, and zero scores. And he’s averaging a paltry 4.1 yards on punt returns.
So the Saints are very, very good. And their achievement is even more impressive in light of the fact that they used the second overall pick in the 2006 draft on a glorified third-down back.