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Calvin Pace on Reggie Bush: ‘We had to put him on out’

The Dolphins were able to run the ball against the Jets very effectively on Sunday until Reggie Bush left the game with a knee injury late in the second quarter. Prior to limping off, Bush carried the ball 10 times for over 60 yards. Daniel Thomas filled in for Bush and carried the ball 19 times for only 69 yards, so I guess you could say the injury worked out for New York. But were they rooting for it?

Jets linebacker Calvin Pace probably should have chosen his words a bit more carefully when speaking to reporters about Bush after the game.

“I guess he was doing his thing for a quarter or two,” Pace said according to the NY Daily News. “We had to put him on out. We didn’t see him again.”

Manish Mehta pointed out that replays of the play where Bush was injured didn’t reveal any cheap shots or dirty play, but you can see how Pace’s comments could be interpreted as New York trying to injure him. He may not have meant that and may have just been saying the Jets were struggling against Bush, but in the wake of the Saints bounty scandal players need to be more cautious when talking about injuries.

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Reggie Bush thinks Didier Drogba will be hitting Nazi chicks, make perms popular

Reggie Bush sent a tweet on Saturday that he probably would like to have back. The Dolphins running back was watching the UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, and he came away impressed with Didier Drogba.

After seeing Drogba score a tying goal in the 85th minute and then the winner in penalty kicks, Bush tweeted about how beloved the Chelsea forward will be. At first he suggested that Drogba’s hair style would catch on in England:

OK, fair enough. But then Bush ventured into a questionable area when he suggested Drogba would have sex with a German woman later that night:

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Kim Kardashian supposedly broke up with Kris Humphries to be with Reggie Bush, who turned her down

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian reportedly went on a lunch date together a few weeks ago, but it looks like Bush was being truthful when he said they’re not back together.

According to Life & Style Weekly, who, for all we know, could have created a dramatic magazine cover just to sell issues, is running an “exclusive” that says Kardashian was dumped by Bush. Their article claims Kim broke up with Kris Humphries to be with Reggie Bush, but he turned her down.

There were whispers all throughout Kim’s relationship and eventual marriage to Kris that she and Reggie still had a connection, and reports even said he was upset by the wedding news. But after hearing that Kim cheated on him with Kanye West, it’s no surprise he doesn’t want her back. Stay away Reg, it’s best for your career.

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian reportedly had a lunch date in Beverly Hills

No fake marriage could keep Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian apart.

A few days after TMZ reported that Kim Kardashian was done dating football players because her breakup with Reggie Bush was so bad, they say the two were spotted on a lunch date over the weekend.

The lunch reportedly took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel (I hope they ate at the coffee shop on the lower level, that food is fantastic), and TMZ shares the obligatory lines about them laughing and smiling and having a gay old time. They say the two have spent time together the last few days, though they’re unsure if they’ve completely reconciled.

Bush reportedly has maintained interest in Kim since their initial breakup, which was due to her cheating with Kanye West. He still wanted her while she was dating Miles Austin and when she got married to Kris Humphries.

All I have to say is c’mon Reggie, you’re so much better than this. It’s time to move on man.

Reggie Bush Bought His Offensive Linemen Segways as a Gift (Pictures)

How did Reggie Bush express gratitude to his teammates for his excellent rushing season? By buying them motorized scooters, of course.

Bush tweeted a few pictures Saturday morning of his offensive linemen trying out their new toys. It sounds like the Segways were a hit too.

“This is the coolest gift I’ve ever received!” one lineman said.

This is the latest example of Reggie showing thanks for the best season of his career. You may recall that he dedicated his 206-yard game against the Bills to former coach Tony Sparano, who was fired before the game. The gesture also represents a nice turnaround for Bush as a teammate. Eric Bickel of The Sports Junkies reminded me that Bush upset some of his teammates earlier in the season when he said the team stunk.

Bush has rushed for a career high 1,086 yards through 15 games, nearly doubling his previous single-season high. I’m not sure what practicality the Segways have, but they sure seem like pretty sweet toys.

Pictures courtesy of Reggie Bush on Twitter
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A Few Good Games Has Reggie Bush Thinking He Can Win the Rushing Title

Through 15 games this year, Reggie Bush has already rushed for a career-best 1,086 yards.  Bush was supposed to be an elite running back coming out of college but had never earned a full-time starting position prior to this season with the Dolphins.  He has had five games of 100 yards or more this year, but keep in mind he is one of 13 backs to already eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. Two more backs will likely pick up their 1,000th yard this weekend. Still, Bush’s recent play has made him believe he can win an NFL rushing title.

“Yes, I do,” Bush told NFL.com when asked if he thought he could lead the league in rushing. “No disrespect to anyone, but I’ve spent a lot of time studying different players, including Chris Johnson.  I’ve watched a ton of his runs, especially during his 2,000-yard season.  And yeah, I feel like I’m capable of a lot, but I’m not worrying about that yet.  My mental focus is entirely on this next game.  If I wasn’t, my priorities would be backward, and I wouldn’t be setting myself up to accomplish any of this.”

Bush has had a tremendous four-game stretch, but he’s getting a bit ahead of himself.  The first time he carried the ball at least 15 times wasn’t until week 7, meaning he was rather fresh while the other feature backs around the league had already taken a beating.  Having success in the second half of a season and doing it for a full 16 games are two completely separate achievements.

Bush said he owed his best game of the season to former coach Tony Sparano, but Sparano is no longer a part of Miami’s game plan. If the Dolphins coach next year decides to limit Bush’s touches to make him more effective and keep him healthy, capturing the rushing title will be a far-fetched goal.  Pump the breaks, Reggie — you’ve had a handful of good games in a six-year career.

H/T to Pro Football Talk for passing the story along

Reggie Bush Dedicates His Career Day to the Recently-Fired Tony Sparano

Reggie Bush may have finally found his niche in the NFL. After he was taken with the second overall pick in the 2006 draft, Bush went on to become somewhat of a bust. The Saints selected him hoping that he would have game-changing ability, but Bush never ran for more than 600 yards in any of his five seasons in New Orleans. With Miami this season, he is just 27 yards shy of the 1,000-yard rushing mark and is coming off a 206-yard performance against Buffalo. Bush credits former coach Tony Sparano.

“Just told him that I really appreciated him for bringing me in here, for believing in me, for giving me this opportunity to come here,” Bush said according to the Palm Beach Post, explaining that he had called Sparano after Sunday’s win. “Because if it wasn’t for him believing in me, I wouldn’t be here. I don’t know where I’d be, and I appreciate him for a lot and I told him that and I thanked him and look forward to working with him again in the near future, wherever that may be.”

There were very few — if any — coaches in the NFL that believed Bush could be an every-down back.  In fact, you have to wonder if Sparano even thought he could be.  The Dolphins were high on Daniel Thomas coming into the season before he started battling injuries.  Early on, it looked as though it would be an even split in Miami with Thomas potentially getting the larger share of the carries.  Still, it was Sparano who gave Bush his shot.

“He’s a good coach, and an even better person. Couldn’t be happier to be able to know a guy like coach Sparano,” Bush said. “We all wanted to get this win for coach Sparano today. This win was for him.”

To the Dolphins credit, they avoided all the suck for Luck talk when they were 0-7 and have clawed their way back to a 5-9 record.  If it is Sparano who inspired them to do so, he certainly deserves a little credit even if his dismissal was warranted.