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Reggie Bush’s most dangerous quality is unquestionably his versatility. His ability to get out of the backfield has gained him an additional 171 yards this season.
He is not a receiver, however. Sending Bush on a wheel route is more an extension of the run game for Miami.
Bush has typically received fewer than five receptions each week, but he can move along the sidelines and make the most of them.
This past week, Bears running back Matt Forte broke a reception for 45 yards against the Titans. Against Tennessee in Week 1, New England Patriots young running back Stevan Ridley earned 27 yards on two receptions. He has just five receptions as a running back this year, suggesting there might be a blueprint for moving backs underneath the Titan’s defense.
From traditional receivers, Miami’s wideouts have made a negligible impact this season. Behind Brian Hartline and Devon Bess, Bush and tight end Anthony Fasano account for the lion’s share of the pass receptions.
Bush presents a good safety valve for rookie QB Ryan Tannehill. Underneath, Tannehill can dump off the ball to Bush to gain pseudo-rush yards, both by design and under pressure.