In his 1st game with the Dolphins, running back Reggie Bush had 11 carries and nine catches. Though the finish result wasn’t wonderful, he’ll continue to get the exact same number of probabilities.
Per Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said Tuesday the team plans to give Reggie roughly 20 touches per game.
Apart from the elevated possibility of injury, it’s not the number of opportunities but how they are created to be employed. No matter how badly he wants to be a among-the-tackles tailback, that’s not what Bush is — as evidenced by Albert Haynesworth’s ability to tackle him. With one arm.
Bush gained 38 yards on 11 attempts, for an average of three.45 yards. He also generated 56 yards on those nine receptions.
If the Dolphins want to get the most out of Bush, they need to use him like he was utilised in New Orleans.
Of course, that doesn’t mean they’ll have the same good results as a team as Bush’s former franchise enjoyed. Unless the Dolphins can uncover a customized DeLorean and sign Drew Brees in March 2006.