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Houston, you should have gone with Bush...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by steveu, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Reggie bush has had a couple of good games that have made his numbers appear better then they are. He is a good player and deserving of a top 5 pick but he was not worthy of the number one pick. That being said neither was Mario Williams. Last years draft will end up being a very good overall draft but one failing to produce more then one or two future Hall members.
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    And I assume next year's draft, which will feature Troy Smith, will have at least one sure-fire hall of famer, right?
  3. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Yes Calvin Johnson
  4. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Actually if you look at the way numerous rookies have played this year, including: Bush, Young, Leinart, Colston and Mangold. This year's crop has done pretty well for themselves considering they're all still just rookies.
  5. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    And that's not to mention Devin Hester, who's been unreal for the Bears special teams.
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Whoops, knew I was forgetting at least one.
  7. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Demeco Ryans is leading the league in tackles as well.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Still can't understand how he slipped to the second round.
  9. KP

    KP Active Member

    They used a similiar offense in his first couple years at Wake.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Bush has not had games that "make his numbers appear better than they are".

    Stupid statement.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The Williams pick was idiotic, especially given how well Bush is playing now after struggling early, but especially since Vince Young is tearing things up and Matt Leinart is playing really well for Arizona...

    Houston will be regretting that pick for the next decade...
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I agree that picking Williams over Bush was a mistake. However, let's not jump to conclusions.

    Bush has thrived in New Orleans, but he also has a strong offense around him. Brees has played beyond expectations and should be the MVP. McAllister has recovered nicely from his injuries, and did anyone expect this type of production from Colston? All these factors need to be considered when examining Reggie Bush's season. Why? Because if he were in Houston he wouldn't have that kind of supporting cast around him.

    On the last page, Oz compared Williams' stats to Julius Peppers' rookie season. That's also a little unfair because Peppers went to a team that already had a solid defensive line, with Rucker and Buckner already in place. Mario Williams has nobody else to help him on the line. He's alone and often singled out. It's a little hard to get sacks that way.

    Put Mario Williams on a team that has a halfway decent line and his stats would be much, much better.

    The bottom line is this: No matter who the Texans selected, that person would have struggled. I do believe Bush has the better upside, but let's not automatically assume he'd get the 1,000 rushing-receiving yards he's got already with the Saints.
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