Bush Vows to be Better Prepared for 2008

Being a big-time NFL celeb, running back Reggie Bush is telling the media that he is going to commit himself more to his profession this year, and that he plans on spending a majority of the offseason training with his Saints teammates. “I feel like I’m maturing and I feel like that’s what it’s all about,” Bush said. “Maturing and learning. Going through life’s experiences and football, it’s the right thing to do is to be here and working out with my teammates. I’m going to be here as much as possible, as much as I can.”

Bush was on the run quite a bit in the offseason last year, not doing as much training, but instead going around doing commercials and flying across the country. This year is going to be different if you listen to what Bush says, and he says that the focus will be on the field, not making money off of it. It is something that pleases his coach, Sean Payton. “He plans on being involved in all of our offseason, which is encouraging and good,” Payton said. “I think it’s important for him, especially running backs the pounding they take, to be real diligent in the weight room. That’s his plans.”

The plans are for Bush to have a much better season than he did in 2007, when he had to take the brunt of the carries after Deuce McAllister went down. Bush ended the season with 581 yards and four touchdowns, but the 3.7 yards per carry average was well below what he and the Saints would like to see out of him.

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