By this time, most people are aware of Reggie Bush, and his confident belief in himself and the Miami Dolphins running backs. With every claim, the skeptics increased their scoffing, but as we wrap up the early action of Week 2 in the NFL, it is clear Bush meant every word.
Bush said he planned to be the league’s leading rusher, and after his performance against the Oakland Raiders, it is easy to see why he feels so confident. Scoring two touchdowns as he rushed for 172 yards against a team with a rush defense that only gave up 32 yards in their first game of the season is a feat your average back cannot do. Bush made it look easy as the Dolphins hammered the Raiders, earning their first win of the 2012 season.
Bush was not the only back to get in on the action, as rookie Lamar Miller had his first regular season touches. He ran for 65 yards and picked up a touchdown of his own.
As early as it is in the season, no one can say who the true favorite for the rushing title should be, but as long as the Dolphins stay faithful to the run game, Bush is going to have a chance to back his words up and finish the season atop the leader board.
This performance should also help propel Bush into the conversation as a serious threat this season. He was impressive last week against the Houston Texans, but his production this week erases all doubt as to his value to the Miami Dolphins and NFL Fantasy owners everywhere.
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