Thursday, January 12, 2006

News Flash, Reggie Bush decides to turn pro

The subject says it all. In a stunning move totally expected by all of America, Reggie Bush has decided to capitalize on the fact that he will never in his life be worth more as a rookie entering the NFL. Also, all of America is anxiously waiting to hear the words "With the first pick in the 2006 draft, Houston takes Reggie Bush"

These words will mean the demise of any hopes of Houston actually improving next year. Reggie is good, don't count me wrong, but is he good enough to take the hand off, get hit 3 times before getting back to the line of scrimmage and then miraculously making a big play? No. Let's face it, the Texans have decent enough talent in the backfield to do better than 2W-14L which has earned them the first draft pick in this year's draft.

What the Texans need to do is dangle Reggie in front of a few teams and see who bites on offering them some help in the offensive line in exchange for a trade down in the draft. By doing this, Houston could dramatically improve their blocking, and that is key in having success offensively. Look at the Broncos, they have had amazing success running the ball with a platoon of guys carrying it. It doesn't matter who they hand the ball to, he is going gain yards on the ground. Is this because they just happen to have an incredibly talented group of running backs? Not really, Mike Anderson, Tatum Bell, and Ron Dayne all averaged over 4 yards per carry this year ( feat which Dayne did for the first time in a 6 year career). They were able to achieve this success because Denver has a really talented offensive line.

The Texans will draft Reggie, and the fans will come to watch him perform his magic. But when it is all said and done, he will be a great player on a terrible team and no one will get to see what he is capable of. He will just be meat for the grinder as defenses continually get free passes by the Houston offensive line to punish anyone in the Houston backfield.

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3 Comments:

Blogger QuesoKid said...

I dunno about Reggie Bush being picked 1st. Houston is pretty sweet on Vince Young.

1:20 PM  
Blogger MasterCory said...

If Houston drafts Vince Young, then they will be Vicking Out (or VOing). VOing is where a team decides winning is secondary and picks up a player purely on a sales hype point of view. As with Vick, Young would be an extremely exciting player and a lot of fun to watch, thus selling a lot of tickets and making the team some cash. However, when it comes down to it, both players are individual athletes and not field generals. The position of quarterback is most successful when it is played as an offensive distributor. Flashy scrambles are fun and get you on Sportscenter, but controlling the game and involving your team gets you Super Bowl rings.

Right now, the majority Vince Young's hype is about how he played for one game. Young is not the quarterback who can go in and dominate the game in a pro setting. Anyone who has seen him throw the ball knows this. He has an even worse throwing motion than Micheal Vick. Just pack it in and dare him to throw. He is an amazing scrambler and runner, but, like Bush, that will do him little good when he gets plowed 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage.

1:52 PM  
Blogger QuesoKid said...

I make no claims about how successful he will be. I'm just saying I think it is more likely Vince Young will be picked given his ties to Houston.

2:03 PM  

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