Reggie Bush had a career-high 216 carries for a career-high 1,086 yards in his first season with the Dolphins last year, and this season he thinks he’s ready to top that.
Bush, who has previously said he’s setting his sights on leading the league in rushing, says that he’s seen enough of new coach Joe Philbin’s offense to believe that he’s going to get a lot of carries this season.
“We’re still gonna attack,” Bush told the Sun-Sentinel. “We’re still gonna run the ball a lot. I don’t think that’s something that’s going to change too much. . . . I think people know we can run the ball here. That’s something we don’t want to fall off of. We want to continue to run the ball because the run goes hand-in-hand with the pass, and sets up the pass and vice versa.”
No matter who wins the three-way quarterback race featuring Matt Moore, David Garrard and Ryan Tannehill, Philbin isn’t going to have a quarterback anything like the one he had as the offensive coordinator in Green Bay. So Bush is likely right that Philbin will want to run the ball a lot. And the Dolphins will need Bush to keep running the way he did late last season, when he topped 100 yards in each of his last four games and finally started to look like the kind of featured back who can lead an NFL offense.