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Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:59 pm

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/vi ... p?t=111944

Bush league: Hardball with the Saints
July 26, 2006

Saints players are supposed to report to training camp this evening, but will top draft pick Reggie Bush be there in time for the start of practice?

Sure, it's not uncommon for top draft picks to hold out, but Bush had indicated he realized the broader significance for the city of New Orleans of getting a deal done and getting to camp. And now? ESPN reports that Bush and the Saints will begin some serious negotiating today, but there also have been rumors that Bush would be willing to sit out the entire season and re-enter the draft. Whether that's just a tactic by Bush's agent, it's certainly not good news for a team in desperate need of a flashy, electrifying player to revive the franchise.

With a new coach, new QB and a renewed Deuce McAlister, who's back from a serious leg injury, the Saints have had reason for optimism heading into the season. But more than anyone, the team's hopes have been pegged on Bush -- as long as he signs on the dotted line.


i know its just a rumor, but this isnt looking good for New Orleans.
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Postby teacupwoozy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:03 pm

The worst part about this for Bush lovers is the Titans who are not very wise about money or salary cap are apparently about to throw a huge deal (rumored to top mario's) at Vince Young, which will just make Reggie want even more money that Benson will not be eager to part with. This is gonna get ugly but it would be damn foolish for Bush not to come to terms eventually.
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Postby saundman2000 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:06 pm

teacupwoozy wrote:The worst part about this for Bush lovers is ....


Hey!! I'm a bush lover..... oh...wait never mind.
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Postby Flux » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:30 pm

saundman2000 wrote:
teacupwoozy wrote:The worst part about this for Bush lovers is ....


Hey!! I'm a bush lover..... oh...wait never mind.


oh no he didnt!

I really dont think Bush is going to sit out. Does he think he would be the #1 pick next year? b/c thats pretty much the only way he would make more money...
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Postby stomperrob » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:59 pm

From what they said on TV, he doesn't just want to be paid like the #1 overall pick - he wants to be highest paid RB in the NFL before he's ever touched a ball and proven himself!
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Postby SniperShot » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:05 pm

Why does it seem people with the name Bush like to give other people headaches? :-b

Comeon Reggie don't be stupid. D'Brickashaw was able to do it, how come your such a pain?
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:27 pm

personally...i hope he sits out and then trips on the podium on the draft day next year and suffers a career ending knee injury

someone made a good point on the radio today...probably not gonna be too popular with people who lost their houses or havent had running water in a year when you dont think you're getting enough MILLIONS Reggie
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Postby mystykoekaki » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:33 pm

Never touched an NFL football in his life and demands the most money of any RB, if they paid him that would be a direct slap in the face of all the top RBs that have proven themselves throughout the years. I think the whole situation stinks!
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Postby mutantseabass » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:27 pm

What they were saying on ESPN was Bush was wants $1 more then WIlliams got, not to be the highest paid player in the NFL. They also said he was waiting to see what Young signed for. Young signing for what he did doesnt bode well for NO, the Saints are going to have to open their pocket books now.
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:39 pm

This is a weird situation because not only does Bush need to sign with New Orleans, but Benson needs to sign Bush to
A. Get his money off of merchandise sales/keep some hope for the fans
B. Have fans keep tickets/stay interested in Saints

If Bush doesn't sign with the Saints, he loses tons of money in endorsements, and probably some draft position too.

This deal will get done.
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