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Replacing Reggie Bush is not a one-to-one proposition

Ok, so Reggie is out for a while. So what? Some say it's a big deal because of Reggie's unique abilities, mainly his quickness and growing confidence in all facets of the game. And I agree to some exent. But for the rest of the extent it gives Sean "Mad Scientist" Payton another ingredient to confound defenses. Replacing Reggie does not equal inserting a back of less quickness or diminished ability. Not with Payton. What it means is the Saints' palette of plays has now been expanded. The permutations of available plays will reveal themselves as Chris Ivory is used for the screen play instead of Pierre, for instance. It means Jimmy Graham, hopefully this week, gets his chance and runs gazelle-like down the middle clearing out space for whomever. Defenses, initially cheering Reggie's absence, will rue the day his absence forced The Mad Scientist to diversify his offense and make it even more potent than it already is.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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