Dolphins running back Reggie Bush has been slowed by a knee injury and was held to just 17 yards on 12 carries on Sunday, but he’s not giving up on one of his goals for 2012.
Bush said during the preseason that he wants to lead the league in rushing, and he confirmed this week that he still believes he can do it.
“Yeah, I think it’s still possible,” Bush told the Miami Herald. “It’s not my focus. It’s obviously a goal, but it’s not my focus while I’m out there.”
After a great start to the season, in which Bush carried 50 for 302 yards in the first three games, Bush has declined significantly, with 48 carries for 132 yards in the last three games. With 434 yards, Bush is currently 12th in the NFL, and he’ll be passed by a few more players this week while the Dolphins are on their bye.
If Bush comes back from the bye at 100 percent, perhaps it’s possible that he can return to his early-season form and win the rushing title. But at this point it doesn’t look likely.