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Old 09-18-2009, 10:35 AM    (permalink
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Tony Dungy would take Darren Sproles over Reggie Bush

Who would you rather have?
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Right now.. D-Lo.
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Personally for me i would rather take Bush because hes more of a receiving threat and you can move him around for mismatched but the fact that he's always injured makes me want to pick Sprioles
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I'll take the "lightning bug", Darren Sproles.
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Just imagine how far away Houston would be had they taken Bush in the first.

They would definitely not have Mario, and likely not Slaton, either.

Darren for me, as well.
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They should abandon the Reggie Bush-Running back project.
Make him a full time WR and put him in the slot in a Welker-role.
He'd dominate.
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I would take Sproles because he is proven.
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After watching D-Lo play live last monday, he's definitely a threat every time he touches the ball. People got excited every time he'd drop and punt or kick return, than he'd shake someone out their ankles and make something out of the nothing. If Norv Turner has faith in him, he's probably pretty darn good.
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I like Sproles.. Great player and cheaper too!
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of course thats what should happen. but Sean Payton wants to show the rest of the league how much smarter he is than everyone else so it'll never happen.
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of course thats what should happen. but Sean Payton wants to show the rest of the league how much smarter he is than everyone else so it'll never happen.
If Sean Payton was the so-called "genius" some people call him he would have abandoned the Reggie Bush running-between-the-tackles project two years ago and instead studied the Philadelphia Eagles scheme and how they utilized Brian Westbrook and incorporated those concepts to maximize Reggie's potential.

However, I would rather have Darren Sproles. He's an electric kick and punt returner, can run between the tackles, and is better at being Reggie Bush than Reggie Bush is.
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If Sean Payton was the so-called "genius" some people call him he would have abandoned the Reggie Bush running-between-the-tackles project two years ago and instead studied the Philadelphia Eagles scheme and how they utilized Brian Westbrook and incorporated those concepts to maximize Reggie's potential.

However, I would rather have Darren Sproles. He's an electric kick and punt returner, can run between the tackles, and is better at being Reggie Bush than Reggie Bush is.
love the "genius" shot you took at me, lol.

you cant really say "utilize him like Westbroook" because part of the reason Westbrook is so successful is because he can run between the tackles..

that being said, we have a pass blocking o-line and not a run blocking o-line. the only capable run blockers are Nicks and Evans.
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How did reggie bush get 3 votes?
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Sproles has performed a lot more consistenly and has shown he can be a top end playmaker in this league. Bush could be that type of guy who is a threat to score everytime he touches the ball, but Sproles is right now. Give me Sproles; he may be small but he can run, catch, and return with the best of them.
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In MNF game, I don't think the first guy on him made a tackle ever. He's so shifty it's ridiculous. The funny thing about it was that he was gettin em with the same ******* move.
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Darren Sproles. And thats all im saying about the subject bc every Reggie Bush thread turns into a joke.
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Obviously you cut the baby in two and give one half to each mother.


No seriously why do you have to divide my loyalties like this. I love Reggie but it's clear, and has been clear for a couple seasons honestly, that Sproles is one of the more dangerous weapons in the league. His 5ness still has a lot to prove in the NFL.
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Sproles has shown a lot more and is being used better. That said if Shaun Payton weren't a tard I think Reggie would be looking a lot better.
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Mike Bell, mr. Cut from Denver and not brought back even after having like 35 runningbacks go on IR, straight dominated in week 1 and averaged 5.1 ypc, while Reggie Bush got 2.0. Against the Detroit Lions. Half this forum could do that. I'm taking Darren Sproles.
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I picked Bush because the voting option didn't say "Reggie Bush with Sean Payton calling the plays".
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Darren Sproles can run between the tackles, run outside, catch the ball, and return kicks.

Glorified Eric Metcalf cannot run between the tackles
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love the "genius" shot you took at me, lol.

you cant really say "utilize him like Westbroook" because part of the reason Westbrook is so successful is because he can run between the tackles..

that being said, we have a pass blocking o-line and not a run blocking o-line. the only capable run blockers are Nicks and Evans.
It wasn't a shot at you. I think the word "genius" is used too loosely when discussing anyone with above-average talent, which is all I think of Sean Payton has. Reggie can be explosive and has the talent to do so but you can't line him up in the backfield and give it to him to run up the gut. You also can't keep him in to block because his efforts at doing so are just laughable. It just isn't going to work. You have to create mismatches with him. Line him up in the backfield and motion him into the slot, go with 3 wideouts and use him in the slot, use him for screens but make sure you have blockers in front. He can't take a hit again like the one he received from Sheldon Brown during the Saints/Eagles playoff game. Hell, send his scrawny ass downfield on a go route to burn coverage like Devery Henderson does. This isn't rocket science but it's having to accentuate his positives and hide his weaknesses.
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I mean seriously, 2.0 ypc against the Lions? I don't care if the running system doesn't suit your style, 2.0 ypc is pathetic. And its the lions. And im pretty sure it was against nickel and dime fronts.

At the very least, I think we all have to admit that he's not a RB. There are plenty of slashing RBs who put in work in the pass game that Id take over him.

Maybe he can salvage his career in a Percy Harvin type of role at WR.
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Sproles has shown a lot more and is being used better. That said if Shaun Payton weren't a tard I think Reggie would be looking a lot better.
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I picked Bush because the voting option didn't say "Reggie Bush with Sean Payton calling the plays".
My thoughts exactly. I voted Bush b/c if you swapped them Bush would look great behind SD's line with SD's play selection and Sproles would look pedestrian in the Saints system.

Make the poll question specific - "in their respective system" or "based on talent" and the vote probably changes quite a bit.
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