“Obviously sometimes you write things or say things that you wish you shouldn’t have. I probably shouldn’t have written that ,” Bush said via Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, specifically in reference to Bush’s tweet after Ingram was drafted.
(Bush wrote at the time “Its been fun New Orleans.” For the last time, he wasn’t writing about the Hornets.)
Bush spoke Saturday at his annual youth football camp at Tulane University. He said that “first and foremost” he wants to stay in New Orleans.
“I don’t know how much [Ingram] impacts my decision because we haven’t come to the table yet, we haven’t sat down yet,” Bush said, adding Ingram will be a great player for the Saints. “Of course things can be shared [in a backfield]. If anybody know about sharing it’s me – I’ve been doing it my whole career. So I welcome him with open arms.”
That sounds great, but what else can Bush say at this point? The reality is that he’s going to have to take a massive paycut and the Saints no longer have a great need for him. (Don’t forget Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory are there too.) A renegotiation that keeps both sides happy will be tough to pull off.
There was a Yahoo! article that came out soon after the draft indicating Bush and the Saints were very likely to part ways.
There’s little reason to think anything has changed.