Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Phins' Bush continues to have limited role

Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said after the team’s loss to the New York Jets last week that he was beginning to see running back Reggie Bush’s role in the Dolphins’ offense.

Unless that role is to not have much of a role, then who knows what he meant.

Bush has been limited to 13 or fewer rushing attempts per game this season despite Sparano insisting that Bush was the team’s No. 1 back earlier in the year. He did have 71 yards against the Jets, but that number was inflated by a 36-yard run. Bush has yet to find the end zone on the ground.

Bush had nine receptions for 56 yards and a score Week 1 against the New England Patriots, so it looked like he would at least have a role in the passing game, yet he’s only caught eight balls since that game.

Rookie Daniel Thomas has carried the bulk of the load in the backfield for Miami and is averaging nearly 19 attempts per game.

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