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Reggie Bush has set himself some lofty goals for this season.
I want the rushing title. This offseason I’ve been working towards that goal. Just being effective like I was this past season.
Every time I rush the ball, I want four yards, I’m keeping my focus simple and small, but at same time helping my team progress.
-Reggie Bush on his goals for 2012
Reggie will have to do much more than be the best running back for Miami.
He's going to have to be their speed threat in the passing game. Screen passes will have to come his way and at times he's going to have to line up as a receiver.
Bush isn't going to win the rushing title. It won't be due to lack of production, just simply his other roles will leave him with a lack of carries. At least Miami can afford this option with Daniel Thomas, rookie Lamar Miller and Steve Slaton also in the backfield. No one is worried about Miami's running game, which is why you haven't seen it much in the preseason.
But Reggie will have to be more than a pure fantasy threat and stat-hoarder. He must also be a vocal leader. On the last Hard Knocks, we saw Bush leading the way, from his meeting with Jake Long, Karlos Dansby and Coach Joe Philbin to his work ethic. Bush is showing himself to be a true team leader and will likely be the offensive captain this season.
He's also their most important player and someone who will make Ryan Tannehill's progression this season that much easier.