Tim wrote:I'm still a fan of Reggie Bush. As an all around player, I don't think anyone's better.
No one had the ability to turn a game around and score at any time like Bush did. Hell, the opposing kickers and punters made sure not to punk/kickoff to him more than 50% of the time. Plus, the defenses targeted him in particular, taking the pass to Jarrett over having Bush take the ball. To make some of those plays he did under all these obstacles showed me that deserved to win the award, and most certainly not come in last.
I can't disagree with choosing Leinart, though. The guy's done a great job with his young receivers.
The Heisman trophy goes to the best college player. To draw in an NFL comparison, much of what you described above can be said about Dante Hall, but that in no way makes him the best player in the NFL.
Reggie Bush does not own sole possession of a single major stat category on HIS OWN TEAM. Not touchdowns, not rushing yards, not receiving yards. It's hard to make a case for a guy who doesn't even trot out during the introduction of starting lineups before a game because he's not even a starter on his team.