I have never understood the Saints fans display of disrespect/ hate/ mockery of such an integral part of the team that brought the city so much joy following the Katrina disaster. In the last two days I've seen these comments in posts on message boards, facebook and others:
Everyone is crying about reggie bush, he never did anything for the saints
Bottom line for me, before Reggie, 0 NFC Championship games and 0 Super Bowls, after Reggie 2 Championships and a Lombardi Trophy! I haven't even mentioned the decoy factor, game planning problems and game changing punt returner that Reggie was. On top of all his on field production, Reggie was great in the community with serious financial contributions to rebuilding projects after the storm.
Was Reggie perfect? Hell no! He fumbled too much, got hurt too often and looked for the big play when it wasn't there. There was no way the Saints could pay him the more than $11 million his contract called for this year and he rejected the idea of taking a pay cut to stay in New Orleans. So now Reggie will play in Miami and the Saints will come marching in with new players and we'll cheer our Who Dats back to the Super Bowl, but that won't change the fact that #25 made a significant contribution to the Saints recent success. Good luck Reggie, except against the black and gold! You pulled off another miraculous play : undervalued and overpaid at the same time!