Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by danimal:
just another example of people not understanding the term bust.
he is a big contributor on a big time offense. That is not a bust.
I try to help people figure it out like this, if you had to do it all over again, where would he get drafted?
I think most people would answer in the 2nd round-3rd round. So the Saints jumped a bit high for him, that does not qualify as a bust.
Most busts are guys that would never get drafted or drafted really late if the team got a do over.
OK then consider this: Tony Mandarich is considered one of the biggest busts of all time right? He was drafted #2 overall amid a hype machine that dubbed him the next great lineman. While he didn't come close to living up to that, he moved to guard and had a decent, albey injury plagued career for a few years at a position that was like a #2 RB, relatively speaking. Sounds familiar doesn't it?
meh, similiar sure, but the differences here are what really separates them.
A. Packers cut him after 3 years, busthood primarily concerns the team that drafted said player. So the Colts getting some better years out of him does not make him less of a bust. Bush will be in his 4th year with the Saints next season
B. An average Guard could be comparable to a standard #2 RB, but the Saints don't use him as a standard #2 He is an all purpose guy who gets 1,000 yards all purpose not even including the returns. Plus the Saints have one of the best offenses thanks in no small part to Bush. Don't you remember Reggie almost single handedly beating the Niners
C. Injuries, well I don't know how exactly Mandarich missed start totals, but Bush IMO does not meet the plagued definition.
You really should not even factor in the "hype"....at the end of the day a 1.2 picked non hyped non performer is just as much of a bust as a 1.2 highly hyped non performer.
Even if this is the extent of Bush's use for the Saints, he is not a bust. His HS team mate is another story