Dolphins Dial for Kyle, Push for Bush

28 Jul

As negotiations with the Denver Broncos and Kyle Orton continued into Thursday, Reggie Bush’s name unexpectedly entered Miami’s running back picture. Bush has not been the all-world player some expected out of college, but he is a unique weapon, can return kicks, and is perhaps the best receiving back in the league.

The  addition of both Kyle Orton and Reggie Bush would seemingly stabilize both the quarterback and third down back positions. Orton has been a starter for three straight years, averaging a solid 20TDs/10INTs during that time. Reggie Bush has been prolific in the passing game, averaging five grabs per game over his career. He has scored 33 all purpose touchdowns in his time in New Orleans, and is still just 26 years old.

Orton and Bush would add to an offensive influx that already includes intriguing rookies Daniel Thomas, Mike Pouncey, Clyde Gates, Charles Clay, and undrafted signee Nic Grigsby. Should both trades actually be completed, the Dolphins are expected to install special gutters along the practice field to capture Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll’s drool.

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7 Responses to “Dolphins Dial for Kyle, Push for Bush”

  1. Shula knows July 28, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    Why trade a draft pick for Bush when he was going to be a FA shortly????????

    The tri-dummies azzes are on the line and they are sadly mortgaging our future away, while Ross is clueless once again.

    a draft pick for a soon to be FA????? how stupid is that. I hope it was nothing more than a “token” pick 7th rounder or maybe 6th at best.

    • Dan Ewen July 28, 2011 at 1:33 am #

      Good questions. I’m assuming that we knew we were out of the Bradshaw sweepstakes, and felt it was worth a low pick to nail Bush down rather than competing with other teams (and a potential bidding war situation) to sign him after his release. Generally I applaud boldness. 3rd down back is/was a big need, and with a renegotiation of Reggie’s contract included, it could work out well. IMO.

      As usual, thanks for your comments. GO DOLPHINS!

      • Shula knows July 28, 2011 at 2:08 am #

        I agree. But, ultimately it is Reggie’s decision where he goes and I believe Miami would have had a good chance to sign him either way. Otherwise, if the money’s not right, he just waits to be cut and becomes a FA. Not really sure NO had too much leverage here.

        I don’t mind a 6th or 7th rounder…but some N.O. fans are speculating it was a 3rd or 4th …which would be truly foolish coupled with potential draft pick(s) for Orton WOULD mortgage our future specially if the team plays poorly (worse case scenario: Bush has only lasted one full season in his career and odds are will be on IR).

  2. markeyh July 28, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    If you let him hit the open market his cost would skyrocket. It is better that Miami do exactly what they are doing…….IMO.

    • Shula knows July 28, 2011 at 2:45 am #

      Not up to trade to “let” him hit the market. It is his choice. You do not think he already knows what his worth is in FA and even further has an agent? If he feels he could get much more in the open market, he simply does not agree to the trade. Again, the real leverage is Bush’s and not the actual trade which Bush has to approve anyways.

      When the smoke clears, i just hope Miami did not give up any more than a 6th or 7th rounder for him given that there will likely be a 2012 season precluded by a draft for which hopefully we will have enough picks to upgrade our team further without trading them all away this year. Orton will likely require another pick or two. There are only 7 rounds, :—)

  3. manny July 29, 2011 at 6:28 am #

    bush is black superman. B~)

    • Dan Ewen July 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

      But the Dolphins need an Aquaman to come in and speak their language.

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