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Brees Says He Has Reached Out to Reggie Bush

Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he immediately reached out to tailback Reggie Bush with a text message after seeing Bush’s reaction to the Saints’ draft choice of tailback Mark Ingram according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Bush tweeted, “It’s been fun New Orleans,” indicating he doesn’t expect to remain with the Saints — though Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis insisted he’s still in their plans.

“I saw his tweet, just like you did,” Brees said Tuesday. “I think that’s just frustration a little bit, just because, they draft a guy at your position, but I think the message that was sent to him was, ‘By no means look at that as the fact that you’re getting shown the door, that we don’t want you or anything like that.’

“I immediately texted him just because I knew what was going through his mind. I mean, he’s a young guy, He’s very prideful and wants to be great. He wants as many opportunities as he can get. I think you immediately see that as, ‘Oh, well, that’s taking opportunities away from me.’ But in reality I think, you’ve got to find the positive in it and that is, no, this doesn’t take opportunities away. ‘This kind of solidifies my role and it probably makes things easier on me because it takes a little bit of the weight off my shoulders because this guys can do some things that are really going to help our offense and it’s going to open things up for me.’ So I think in the end it’s a very good thing for everybody.”

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3 Responses to “Brees Says He Has Reached Out to Reggie Bush”

  1. Dion says:

    thats what they said about willie parker too when rashard was picked 1st round..

  2. Lyn says:

    The coaches could see he was not the same after his broken fibula so they had to do something. He needs to take advice from Brees and chill. I think he will get his game back and so do they. Hopefully they can negotiate a price because he is a great player.

  3. adam mcgill says:

    Reggie would have much more space to work out fo the slot with ingram in the backfield. Ingram is a very strong downhill runner and makes his money running the ball between the tackles. If Reggie comes back the Saints will a crowded backfield, but nowadays that isn’t exactly a bad thing. Also with the drafting of Ingram, it all but guarantees that either Ivory, Hamilton, or Thomas will be cut before teh 2011 season starts.

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