With the season in its fourth week, and with the natural lull due to the bye-week, I thought it would be a good idea to take a step back and run some quarterpole grades. As always, your comments are welcomed.
When I bought my cellphone, it came with one of the small strips of cellophane covering the screen. Not wanting the screen to scratch, I kept the cellophane on for as long as possible, going so far as to chastise the people who -- naturally -- wanted to peel it. I won't lie, when somebody finally peeled it off, it hurt me; it hurt me bad. I guess I just wanted to keep it new for as long as possible, to hold tight to that feeling one gets when unwrapping a new toy.
In some ways, Reggie Bush has been covered with cellophane for the past 20 games. Sure, the Saints have used him as part of their offense -- just as I used my cellophane-covered cellphone. But now that Deuce is injured, it's time to completely unwrap Reggie Bush. It's time to see what he's fully capable of.
I heard Sean Payton on Stephen A. Smith's show today; he said 15-18 runs/game for Reggie and several catches. He seems to think it will be good or him. I'm inclined to agree.
Full disclosure: I gave the runners a C. If the line was a D, the runners couldn't be an F, the relationship is too closely linked. But it's not like they've been getting it done either.