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Reggie Bush Scouting Report

Some quick thoughts on how Bush played during his time with the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.

Reggie Bush was a dynamic offensive play-maker while he was with the New Orleans Saints from 2006 to 2010, and he eclipsed 1,000 total yards in both of seasons with the Miami Dolphins after that, although he never quite lived up to the insane amount of hype that surrounded him after his illustrious, Heisman-winning college career at USC.

In hopes of getting a better idea of what Bush was like during his most recent stops in the NFL, we reached out to our Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers blogs for a mini scouting report on the veteran running back:

From Pride of Detroit EIC Jeremy Reisman:

It’s been a few years since we saw Reggie Bush with the Detroit Lions, but most fans were content with moving on. Bush, while still dangerous in the passing game, became too much of a liability running the ball.

He still had quickness to the outside and a dangerous cut when he left Detroit, but his main problem was hesitancy and vision. Too often, he’d try to rely on his diminishing physical traits to beat defenders to the edge. Granted he played for a pretty horrible offensive line in Detroit and often had to adlib, but he just isn’t the kind of back that can scrape out extra yardage with no blocking.

From Niners Nation EIC David Fucillo:

All I can say about Bush is that he was injury prone with the 49ers. He saw the field a bit, showed some of his old speed, but got hurt a couple times, and that was it. About what you'd expect.