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Dolphins fans chant for Reggie Bush

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There were no “We want Orton” chants in Miami on Friday.  (At least not yet.)

Instead, the home Dolphins crowd was chanting “Reggie, Reggie” after a particularly impressive drive by Reggie Bush.  The former Saint had a 17-yard catch and a 17-yard inside run where he ran over a defender.  Yes, that happened.

In all, Bush has 70 yards from scrimmage in the early going.  His burst has been impressive. The Dolphins took him out of the game inside the five-yard line, where Lex Hilliard eventually punched it in on fourth down after rookie Daniel Thomas was stuffed twice.

Bush also had a 20-yard run taken away by penalty; he’s looked electric.

Chad Henne has played well enough early, finding Brandon Marshall four times. Henne did miss a wide open touchdown to Brian Hartline at one point, which could have been a drive killer.  (They recovered.)

The Dolphins lead 7-0 in the second quarter.

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37 Responses to “Dolphins fans chant for Reggie Bush”
  1. beastofeden says: Aug 19, 2011 8:23 PM

    The fans were chanting

    Because when the chips are turly on the table Reggie BusT is about as hard to find as Hoffa.

  2. tjacks7 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:24 PM

    These guys chant for freaking everything

  3. stevemo says: Aug 19, 2011 8:26 PM

    Bush seems to be quite a weapon for this team. I could see him getting a lot of touches this year if he stays healthy, I think ~200 carries and 80 catches is not farfetched.

  4. jacunn2000 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:29 PM

    While the rest of the world chants BUST BUST.

  5. JAM says: Aug 19, 2011 8:35 PM

    It’s funny how everybody says ‘it’s just preseason’ unless it’s your team looking impressive on the field. Reggie has looked explosive. That has nothing to do with who he’s playing or what time of year it is. His burst and playmaking ability are evident. Can he do it for 16 games and help us win? IDK. But I’m happy to have him.

  6. Derty Ernie says: Aug 19, 2011 8:35 PM

    These idiots are all on drugs and will root for anyone. Most of the time they don’t know where they are, Dope heads!@

  7. boneyardbuc says: Aug 19, 2011 8:36 PM

    At least they’re chanting the name of someone on the roster this time.

  8. ny82jy says: Aug 19, 2011 8:43 PM

    Im a jets fan but i do think Bush is going to be good for the Dolphins. Hes never been given a real fair chance and now hes gonna get it. He has the talent and ive always liked watching him. That is until this year.

  9. travispeters1 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:43 PM

    Wish him well

  10. deanvernonwormer says: Aug 19, 2011 8:47 PM

    When the season stats Reggie Bush will do his best Invisible Man imitation.

  11. green18blue52 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:51 PM

    They shoulda chanted “slop-py seconds” in honor of kims wedding this weekend!

  12. frankdatank23 says: Aug 19, 2011 8:53 PM

    bush is back on grass where he wants to be…….
    looked better than i’ve seen him since those college days. he could perhaps have a nice year if he manages to hold up. we’ll see about that.

  13. firemarshal1 says: Aug 19, 2011 9:00 PM

    Greg: don’t be a Dolphin hater. Chad Henne looked great.

  14. darthhitman says: Aug 19, 2011 9:07 PM

    Bush in Miami…bet he could take his Heisman Trophy to campus and they could all exchange war stories

  15. firemarshal1 says: Aug 19, 2011 9:08 PM

    To the Jets and Patriots fans. You may be the favorites by the media. Deservedly so, but watch out for the Dolphins this year. There healthy. Hopefully, the Dolphins can have the same injury luck like the Jets and Patriots had last year. No key player injuries. Go D-O-L-P-H-I-N-S!

  16. nav711 says: Aug 19, 2011 9:14 PM

    LOLfins fans son will be chanting for Fidel Castro.

  17. mwcarolina says: Aug 19, 2011 9:16 PM

    if he remains healthy and plays like that all year long, then i could see Bush become a good running back, but time will tell.

  18. gfan8611 says: Aug 19, 2011 9:41 PM

    The book on Bush has been written. He’s an good player but he’s not going to elevate anyone’s team all by himself. If they have aspirations this guy is suddenly going to become one of the best running backs in the league I think they are in for disappointment. Then again Marino retired so long ago I’m sure some Dolphin fans have known nothing but disappointment.

  19. mdd913 says: Aug 19, 2011 9:44 PM

    He’ll do well there in Miami. He always put too much pressure on himself to make the big play with the Saints because they spread the ball around so much touches are hard to come by. He won’t be the next Marshall Faulk or whatever but he should be a good producer for them. This is one Saints fan who wishes Reggie luck, he was all class in his time here.

  20. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 19, 2011 9:57 PM

    I guess if cheering for punt returners is what they do in Miami these days……

  21. redstar504 says: Aug 19, 2011 10:00 PM

    just to add something as well folks always wanted to say he was a bust looking at his rushing numbers alone but he is a triple threat player if you look at his numbers as a whole rushing, receiving, and returning they are pretty good.

    In the end he isn’t here in N.O. anymore because his numbers and games played in kept dropping every year. We also needed the money he took up to sign other players back who contribute more. Not to mention we have been undergoing a youth movement lately and let’s face it Mark Ingram has shiny fresh new tires and is the first true power back we had since Deuce back in 06. Darren Sprolles will fill Bush’s role nicely and a quarter of the price.

    The Fresh start in Miami is going to be good for him and I can see it rejuvenate his career. I will always pull for him except when he plays the Saints because he wanted out and went about it the right way. Talked to the team about it he kept quite let them work something out and left with class and grace. That is rare in sports today.

  22. kayotiicdat says: Aug 19, 2011 10:22 PM

    They’re chanting now, wait until he runs backwards and drops wide open passes.

  23. cubano76 says: Aug 19, 2011 11:25 PM

    Who cares! Next I want to hear, “At least we’re not the Bills!””At least we’re not the Bills!””At least we’re not the Bills!””At least we’re not the Bills!”

  24. vikesfan0717 says: Aug 19, 2011 11:27 PM

    Atleast they are chanting for somebody they actually have this time !

  25. godofwine330 says: Aug 19, 2011 11:30 PM

    I wondered and asked the question on a forum I frequent and the answer most gave was no. He has the power to do it, since he bench presses over 400 and squats almost 500, but he just has to want to.

  26. turbodog1027 says: Aug 19, 2011 11:41 PM

    Eventually he’ll start running backwards and fumble

  27. ch8878 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:02 AM

    Reggie Bush will be hurt by week 3 or 4 the Dolphins look like the front runner for the Andrew Luck draft

  28. zn0rseman says: Aug 20, 2011 12:20 AM

    Reggie Bush is a classic example of a guy who fit great in a gimmicky college offense, but whose skills don’t translate well to the next level. Or as a buddy of mine says; “A champ on Saturday… a chump on Sunday.”

    Bush is a glorified third down back who gets more playing time than he should due to name recognition. He will be a good third down receiving option for the Dolphins, but don’t expect him to run anybody over, move the pile, or effectively help in pass protection. As long as they don’t put him in situations where he has to do those things, he’ll be fine. But let’s not make him out to be anything than what he is.

  29. bleedgreen4life says: Aug 20, 2011 12:41 AM

    You know a team is bad when their fans are chanting for Reggie Bush.

  30. pencepost says: Aug 20, 2011 12:44 AM

    Ironically, after all his legal trouble at USC, could he be the one to give football fans in Miami something to cheer about after this week’s mess?

  31. dolfan28 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:46 AM

    @Derty Ernie says: “These idiots are all on drugs and will root for anyone. Most of the time they don’t know where they are, Dope heads!”

    So, we have one RB who takes a one year vacation to be a hippie (then comes back to be a key role player I might add), and now we’re ALL “dope heads?” Have even been to Miami before? Enjoy eating your hot pockets in your mom’s basement chatting with your “friends” online. I love how you were too scared to mention who your team was. Just sayin’. Go Phins!!!

  32. sclazo says: Aug 20, 2011 12:50 AM

    I hope Reggie has a pro-bowl season.

  33. seehoxrun says: Aug 20, 2011 2:47 AM

    They remind me of simpson characters

  34. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 20, 2011 2:55 AM

    Look he might do good, but the thing with him is you don’t get him for a full season anymore. He didn’t even get overused in New Orleans and he got hurt almost every year.
    He’s just not an every down back like he wants to be and how coaches want to make him.
    Use him sparingly and he will give you lots of exciting plays that no one else can achieve.
    I mean heck that swan diving play that the NFL loves to play in slow motion was done in Miami.

  35. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 20, 2011 3:12 AM

    frankdatank23 says:
    Aug 19, 2011 8:53 PM
    bush is back on grass where he wants to be…….
    He was playing Atlanta which doesn’t have grass you know…

  36. billsfan1 says: Aug 20, 2011 4:59 AM

    Who cares! Next I want to hear, “At least we’re not the Bills!””At least we’re not the Bills!””At least we’re not the Bills!””At least we’re not the Bills!”

    Cuz the dolphins have been relevant since 1984…right?

  37. liltifer says: Aug 20, 2011 7:39 PM

    “bush is back on grass where he wants to be…….
    He was playing Atlanta which doesn’t have grass you know…”

    Ummm, since when was Miami in Atlanta?

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