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Bush draws Payton's ire again

Reggie Bush returned to the field last Sunday against the Redskins, but he didn’t stay on it for long.

Saints coach Sean Payton “clearly grew frustrated” with Bush at the end of the first half, according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  Bush annoyed his coach because of two specfic plays, then didn’t take a snap again until the final 30 seconds of regulation.

Play one: Bush casually steps out of bounds a yard short of a first down. (He and Roy Williams may lead the league in premature sideline.)  The Saints wound up having to punt  when Bush was stuffed in the backfield on third-and-one.

Play two: Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo blows up Bush, knocking him off his feet, as he attempts to go out for a screen pass. 

At that point, Payton removed Bush from the game and spoke to his “emotional” player on the sideline.  It’s not the first time this has happened this season.

Bush was only scheduled to get 20 snaps and he had ten in the first half, so his “benching” didn’t have a major impact.  But it’s a reminder that Bush sometimes gets in the way of the Saints offense.

Bush is a replaceable part, like most of his offensive teammates not named Brees and Colston. 

But the former second overall pick is a replaceable part due $8 million in 2010.  That’s why we suspect Payton won’t be having sideline chats with him next season.

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35 Responses to “Bush draws Payton's ire again”
  1. Mean D says: Dec 8, 2009 7:45 PM

    Bush is a bust.

  2. nfcbeast says: Dec 8, 2009 7:55 PM

    Bush is gonna miss Mardi Gras next season.

  3. Cushing Will Kill You says: Dec 8, 2009 7:56 PM

    Reggie Bush came out of college as the most-hyped draft prospect in the history of the freaking world. As it turns out, he’s a poor man’s Percy Harvin.

  4. Gautam says: Dec 8, 2009 8:17 PM

    even Dan Snyder won’t pay him $8 million for a season

  5. rjgreen3 says: Dec 8, 2009 8:18 PM

    If he doesn’t want to give 100% for an undefeated team that is trying to accomplish great thing bench his A$$$$!!!

  6. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 8, 2009 8:31 PM

    Maybe he went out of bounds to keep from getting hit in his vagina. Have some sympathy.

  7. PolegoJim says: Dec 8, 2009 8:37 PM

    Other than Polamalu and Seau, anyone else see the recurring theme with recent USC stars, turned NFL…
    SOFT SOFT SOFT FLOP FLOP FLOP
    Bush
    Leinert
    Palmer
    Cassel
    White
    Almost as disgusting as Beanie “No NFL Show” Wells from… oh yes, Ohio State???

  8. lox bageltas says: Dec 8, 2009 8:42 PM

    Write it down: Reggie Bush will be a Redskin next year. And as a Skins fan, I really don’t hate it provided they don’t overpay him too much. They need a 3rd down back and dynamic returner big time. And he’ll probably sell a jersey or two, and I hear Danny boy likes that.

  9. Observer1 says: Dec 8, 2009 8:42 PM

    It is amazing in all professional sports how many players don’t have game sense. You see it ever Sunday, a player doesn’t take the first down instead gives up yardage thinking he is going to pop a big play only to get stopped short of the line to gain.

  10. uknowit says: Dec 8, 2009 8:51 PM

    Wasn’t he supposed to be the next Gale Sayers? He’s just a glorified Dave Meggett. For the hype he received he should be an all time bust.

  11. chapnasty says: Dec 8, 2009 8:55 PM

    Here is a great example of why not to put too much faith in Tim Tebow. Bush was one of the best players ever to play college football as well… Worked out real well at the pro level.

  12. sugarlips says: Dec 8, 2009 9:01 PM

    Here’s the deal on Reggie. He came into New Orleans when this city had zero to believe in, and we were happy to have him. He hasn’t been a complete waste, but has been a source of frustration for the team and its fans. I honestly don’t see him in this offense next year, and that’s not really for a lack of wanting him here, its just that..as this offense changes, his presence is less and less necessary. Whatever happens, he’ll land on his feet with another team, hopefully somewhere that his unique skills can be used correctly.

  13. reginaldlewis says: Dec 8, 2009 9:03 PM

    lil pussy

  14. LewD says: Dec 8, 2009 9:28 PM

    Teddy Ginn is the all-world leader in premature sideline … turf .. or anywhere else contact can be avoided …

  15. marshall70 says: Dec 8, 2009 9:33 PM

    Bush will do well in Washington next year. I think he needs to get away from Sean “Lee Harvey” Payton and his bad mojo.

  16. polar says: Dec 8, 2009 9:33 PM

    He also reverted back to his “stop and change direction” routine on a punt return, which netted him negative yards. He no longer has the speed after the knee operations to move like he did in college, and at $8m he’s not going to be re-signed. The guys on Moving the Chains on Sirius NFL talked about it yesterday at length…they don’t see his knees holding up much longer.

  17. Area 51 says: Dec 8, 2009 9:35 PM

    He always has the Kardashananagans to back him.

  18. polar says: Dec 8, 2009 9:35 PM

    He also reverted back to his “stop and change direction” routine on a punt return, which netted him negative yards. He no longer has the speed after the knee operations to move like he did in college, and at $8m he’s not going to be re-signed. The guys on Moving the Chains on Sirius NFL talked about it yesterday at length…they don’t see his knees holding up much longer.

  19. Warlock says: Dec 8, 2009 9:44 PM

    He’s a product of todays mentality in the NFL,look good but don’t get hurt doing it.Only a small percentage of players these days have that old school fire.I know its a show but have some balls while entertaining

  20. dmackerman says: Dec 8, 2009 9:54 PM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Redskins drop CP (pay him, whatever) and pick up Bush (as long as he’s not overpaid).
    We don’t have a dynamic playmaker in the open field.
    What we have are 3rd and 4th string RB’s playing behind a 3rd and 4th string O-line outplaying a once healthy Portis behind a once healthy starting O-line.

  21. FumbleNuts says: Dec 8, 2009 9:59 PM

    Bush will end up with the Pats or Da’ Bears.

  22. chickenfootishunglikeachicken says: Dec 8, 2009 10:12 PM

    clay matthews? yeah, he is definitely a bust being a late first rounder. jackass statement. wasn’t keyshawn from usc as well? you try and tell the bengals linebackers they are soft. maualuga and rivers. look, i believe usc is over rated as well, but they have produced some pretty good nfl talent. nothing like foot in your mouth

  23. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Dec 8, 2009 10:12 PM

    Let’s face it, he’s a big time bust.
    Cut his ass.

  24. Zeppelin53 says: Dec 8, 2009 10:16 PM

    I’m still not sold on Reggie Bush as a bust.
    He wasn’t even the overall number one pick in that draft, and frankly Mario Williams isn’t great and Vince Young (#3) isn’t either. I’m not sure I wouldn’t want Reggie Bush on my team over those other two…obviously it depends on what your team needs.
    Surprisingly, he’s averaging 4.9 yards per carry this year and has 5 TDs this year. That’s in only 10 games with 56 attempts, and that’s more rushing TDs than Steven Jackson, Matt Forte, Brandon Jacobs, Steve Slaton, Marshawn Lynch, etc.
    Now 4th overall was D’Brickashaw Ferguson, and 6th was Vernon Davis. And wasn’t Vernon Davis a ‘big-time bust’ up until this year? Now he’s the best tight end in the game (leading the NFL in receiving TDs, and he’s an EXCELLENT blocker)
    But still, I’m not sold on Bush as a ‘bust’. Over-hyped, maybe. A bust? No. People jump on the ‘bust’ wagon a little too fast.

  25. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 8, 2009 10:18 PM

    Kim Kardashian has a big ass…

  26. Rick says: Dec 8, 2009 10:23 PM

    Bush must hallucinate from putting him mouth where Ray J put his dick. Stepping out of bounds on yard short of the first down is a pure pussy move. He bry to hit him.etter be careful or Ray J will t

  27. SF Saints Fan says: Dec 8, 2009 10:48 PM

    sugarlips:
    “Here’s the deal on Reggie. He came into New Orleans when this city had zero to believe in, and we were happy to have him. He hasn’t been a complete waste, but has been a source of frustration for the team and its fans. I honestly don’t see him in this offense next year, and that’s not really for a lack of wanting him here, its just that..as this offense changes, his presence is less and less necessary. Whatever happens, he’ll land on his feet with another team, hopefully somewhere that his unique skills can be used correctly.”
    You nailed it!!
    That is exactly what I was going to write in so many words. Bush is not a bust. He helped save the franchise and gave the Saints national recognition that they would not have come even close to getting without him. He is (has been) a dynamic play maker and was a great offensive weapon coming out of the backfield the last few years. He has just about outlived his usefulness in New Orleans. Quite frankly, the Saints may no longer need him after this year.
    I can easily see him landing in Washington. Playing outside would probably be good for his knees, he would help sell lots of merchandise and he would energize the fans. (I know there are lots of fans, but his addition would ramp up enthusiasm even more.) But, I think there will be additional suitors for Bush and he will probably only be acquired for a draft pick in a trade and sign type of deal. I would think a second and a conditional fifth (that could elevate to a third with performance levels) would probably do it.

  28. Birds20 says: Dec 8, 2009 10:56 PM

    I would love to see him on the Eagles next year as a replacement for Westbrook, nice compliment to Weaver (yes our fullback) and MCcoy.

  29. Iggles103 says: Dec 8, 2009 11:11 PM

    Hopefully Sheldon Brown will crush him again and make him crawl on the turf for his last cowardly act in a Saints uniform as the Eagles beat them in the NFC title game.

  30. Vaxman says: Dec 8, 2009 11:16 PM

    dear Jesus rick… Go back to 2nd grade and figure that whole English thing out… You can come and post here once you can read

  31. Colts18 says: Dec 9, 2009 2:57 AM

    Reggie needs a new start.
    & I reckon that Robert Meachems name should be tossed into the ‘irreplaceable’ hat.

  32. NashvilleSeahawk says: Dec 9, 2009 3:39 AM

    PolegoJim says:
    December 8, 2009 8:37 PM
    Other than Polamalu and Seau, anyone else see the recurring theme with recent USC stars, turned NFL…
    SOFT SOFT SOFT FLOP FLOP FLOP
    Bush
    Leinert
    Palmer
    Cassel
    White
    Almost as disgusting as Beanie “No NFL Show” Wells from… oh yes, Ohio State???
    Lol. I like that but I would have to disagree with Palmer. Lofa is a bad ass too though he is currently injured but damn, he tore a pec. That’s a pretty serious injury. Should we throw Troy in there as well?

  33. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 9, 2009 9:08 AM

    “It is amazing in all professional sports how many players don’t have game sense. You see it ever Sunday, a player doesn’t take the first down instead gives up yardage thinking he is going to pop a big play only to get stopped short of the line to gain.”
    THIS.
    You see all the time, you need 5 yards for a first down and you get a 3 yard pass. Damn, if you’re going to try to pass for a 1st down, at least throw it the amount of yards you need. AT LEAST.
    Makes you wonder about the geniuses calling the plays.

  34. Tmoney says: Dec 9, 2009 2:55 PM

    Ted ginn easily beats bush in the biggest b***** department I don’t think he’s taken a hit all year he loves those sidelines

  35. scomibord says: Dec 9, 2009 4:30 PM

    # Iggles103 says: December 8, 2009 11:11 PM
    Hopefully Sheldon Brown will crush him again and make him crawl on the turf for his last cowardly act in a Saints uniform as the Eagles beat them in the NFC title game.
    That was a great hit; but don’t you have to make the playoffs to play in the NFC Title game.

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