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Can Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister co-exist? (1 Viewer)

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Any thoughts? I was trying to pursue this rumor some and was perusing the Saints boards.... also was wondering if there was even a slight possibility that the Saints might draft Young outright over Leinart.

It seems that it's a foregone conclusion over there that the Saints would draft Reggie Bush at No.2 if the Titans traded up to take Leinart.

Don't get me wrong, because I'm not trying to spur up a lot of rumors or declare the saints message board as indicative of their War Room, but they are one of the more knowledgable team message boards IMO, and I think it raises a valid question.

Just an FYI, trading Deuce McAllister is out of the question, as he signed just last year one of the richest RB contracts in NFL history, and his $12.5M signing bonus over 8 years will cause cap-hell should he be moved this season. Next season is a possibility I suppose, since they aren't in terrible shape, but it would be such a major hit, I just don't see them, after having locked him up to a franchise-type deal, being able or even wanting to move him.

At that, could McAllister and Bush co-exist? Just a random tangent, McAllister is 6'1 232, and White is 6'2 235... I suppose this has nothing to do with anything, but they could potentially make McAllister more of a bruiser back? Just throwing a few debatable ideas around...

 
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I personally think they can because their styles would compliment one another. Plus, Deuce is coming off the knee injury and could use some quality backup help or however youd want to look at what Bush's role would be. Deuce would be more of the grinder with some ability to still get outside and break one off, and Bush would be the more versatile back who wouldnt grind alot between the tackles. The only problem I see is with PAYING these 2 guys big money. Deuce just signed a big deal. Bush will obviously be getting paid. Would a team really want to tie up 12 or so million dollars in two running backs?? It not happening, imo. They'll probably take Leinart or Young. And it would be the right thing to do.

 
You really have the same situation as with DomDavis is Houston except that Duece has a larger contract and actually has performed as/widely considered a top 10 RB. Bush becomes a multi-task weapon that technicaly the Saints don't really "need".

Honestly, people could just cut and paste thier Houston arguments (pro or con), substitute desparate need a QB for despartate need for a OLT and go on with their merry lives. Any comments about needing help at multiple positions and the front office not having much of a clue also apply to the Saints also.

 
You really have the same situation as with DomDavis is Houston except that Duece has a larger contract and actually has performed as/widely considered a top 10 RB.  Bush becomes a multi-task weapon that technicaly the Saints don't really "need".

Honestly, people could just cut and paste thier Houston arguments (pro or con), substitute desparate need a QB for despartate need for a OLT and go on with their merry lives.  Any comments about needing help at multiple positions and the front office not having much of a clue also apply to the Saints also.
I don't agree with this at all. Not having a LT is not the same thing as not having a QB.If Houston had a good line, we'd all be penciling in Reggie Bush and not thinking anything of it.

You can address QB through FA: Drew Brees, Jon Kitna, Brian Griese...

How many LTs can you pick from?

I personally think Bush and Dom Davis can co-exist, but it's not happening because of the OL problem.

 
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You really have the same situation as with DomDavis is Houston except that Duece has a larger contract and actually has performed as/widely considered a top 10 RB.  Bush becomes a multi-task weapon that technicaly the Saints don't really "need".

Honestly, people could just cut and paste thier Houston arguments (pro or con), substitute desparate need a QB for despartate need for a OLT and go on with their merry lives.  Any comments about needing help at multiple positions and the front office not having much of a clue also apply to the Saints also.
I don't agree with this at all. Not having a LT is not the same thing as not having a QB.If Houston had a good line, we'd all be penciling in Reggie Bush and not thinking anything of it.

You can address QB through FA: Drew Brees, Jon Kitna, Brian Griese...

How many LTs can you pick from?

I personally think Bush and Dom Davis can co-exist, but it's not happening because of the OL problem.
Yeah, I know the Texans can't resolve the need for a better OL except with D'Brick Ferguson.
 
They can't risk not taking him and solving it in the 2nd or 3rd round. Suppose there's a run on tackles? D'Brick is a sure-bet. Why gamble again? They've done that 4 years running and look what it has gotten them. You can generally "make do" at QB, but the same cannot be said for LT. either you get a stud or you have OL problems.

Plus, this is a pick that protects their blue-chip players in Carr and Davis.... adding Bush in there (potentially), now you've got 3 guys behind a terrible OL. All it takes is one hit and you're in bad trouble.

 
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They can't risk not taking him and solving it in the 2nd or 3rd round. Suppose there's a run on tackles? D'Brick is a sure-bet. Why gamble again? They've done that 4 years running and look what it has gotten them. You can generally "make do" at QB, but the same cannot be said for LT. either you get a stud or you have OL problems.

Plus, this is a pick that protects their blue-chip players in Carr and Davis.... adding Bush in there (potentially), now you've got 3 guys behind a terrible OL. All it takes is one hit and you're in bad trouble.
Go to the Depth Charts of the Steelers, Panthers, and Broncos. Come back and post those names and draft positions of the LTs. There are no cut and dried rules of how jobs get done.
 

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