In order to be a professional athlete you have to be confident in your abilities. You would never get to that point unless you were. But being confident and dreaming are two different things. So when Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush told Jeff Darlington of NFL.com in an interview this week that not only does he think he can win an NFL rushing title, but that he thinks that he can break Eric Dickerson’s All-Time record of 2,105 yards that Dickerson set with the Rams in 1984, I nearly peed my pants.
In response to the question about if he’s capable of winning an NFL rushing title, noting the task often requires well above 1,500 yards, Bush responded, “I feel like there’s so much more, This is just the tip of the iceberg… No disrespect to anyone, but I’ve spent a lot of time studying different players, including Chris Johnson. I’ve watched a ton of his runs, especially during his 2,000-yard season. And yeah, I feel like I’m capable of that, but I’m not worrying about that yet. My mental focus is entirely on this next game. If I wasn’t, my priorities would be backward, and I wouldn’t be setting myself up to accomplish any of this.”
Wait, Reggie your mental focus is on what?
Memo to Reggie – 2,000 yards? In what league? Pop Warner Might Mites? You just passed 1,000 last week and there’s only one game left to go this season? You’ve rushed for 1,086 yards in 16 games this season, that’s 67.88 yards per game, and I rounded up!
Hello! Reggie, you’ve rushed for 3,176 yards in your six year career and you are telling us that you are going to eclipse 2k in one season? Dude, a good year for you is just making it through a full season. You missed four games in 2007, six in 2008, two in 2009, and eight in 2010.
Bush faces a pissed off New York Jets team this week. You can be sure that Bart Scott and company will have some words for Reggie about this on game day.