Reggie Bush rushed for 1,000 yards last season for the first time in his NFL career.Dolphins RB Reggie Bush wants the ball.Now, the Miami Dolphins running back wants to set the bar even higher.
Reggie Bush rushed for 1,000 yards last season for the first time in his NFL career.
He believes he can lead the league in rushing.
"I think it's very possible," Bush said Saturday on Day 2 of Dolphins training camp. "We'll see when this train begins, but I think it's possible, yes."
Staying healthy would be a big part of that, and the continue development (or lack thereof) of second-year running back Daniel Thomas -- not to mention rookie Lamar Miller -- would factor into that equation as well.
Plus, Joe Philbin has made it clear he isn't one to set up offensive game plans with certain individuals in mind. Rather, he likes to spread around the opportunity and the glory.
And yet Bush is standing by his bold proclamation.
"I believe in settting the highest goals possible," he said. "If you're not setting the highest goals and standards for yourself, then you don't belong in this game. This is a game of all-stars, every team is equally good at the beginning and even the bad teams on any given Sunday can beat you. So I always try to set the highest goals for myself and hopefully the other guys follow suit."
More Bush on the offense in general: "It's a spread open, fast-paced, up-tempo offense. We run a lot of zone schemes, which for a running back like me is great. I've always loved the zone running scheme and felt like it does wonders for running backs.
"This offense is all about creating mismatches. Within the zone running scheme, you have a lot of mismatches, especially when the running back is allowed to go three different ways. That's kind of hard on the defense. Withing the passing game as well, it's all about creating mismatches and getting guys the ball in space and getting the playmakers the ball."
And Bush, even at 27 and entering his seventh year in the league, remains a dangerous playmaker.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times