If the Miami Dolphins Fail to Re-Sign Reggie Bush, the Fans Lose

By Jeff Everette
The fans deserve Reggie Bush
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With just three games left in the 2012 NFL season, Reggie Bush is starting to accept the  fact the Miami Dolphins are probably not interested in bringing him back for next season.

This is unfortunate for Dolphins fans who have little to be excited about when they watch their favorite team take the field. Reggie Bush brings a heightened sense of anticipation to the crowd whenever he is on the field, and after securing their fourth consecutive losing record last weekend, the fans deserve to have something to look forward to.

Instead, the Dolphins have failed to open up talks with the explosive running back and as Bush told the Miami Herald on Friday, “It’s getting pretty late.”

Without an offer on the table, Bush has started to look towards life after the Miami Dolphins. Certainly, there will be several teams vying for his services once he hits the free agent market, and if they let him go, the Dolphins will be saying goodbye to one of the most respected leaders in their locker room. They will be saying goodbye to the one person on their team that makes defensive coordinators stay up late the night before they face him.

The fallout over Bush being benched after a fumble in Week 10 should have been enough to tell the organization how the fans will feel if they let their biggest play-maker head to another team. They watched the Dolphins do the dame thing last season when they shipped out Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall for a couple of draft picks. If the team lets Bush go without even getting a nickel in return, the fan base will likely explode, and the Jeff Ireland hate rants could reach epic heights.

Letting Bush leave for another team should call the Dolphins’ commitment to win in 2013. This should be enough to make the fans get their picket signs back out of the closet and head towards the Dolphins training facility once again.


Jeff Everette is a Featured Columnist for RantSports.com, covering the NFL and NBA.  Follow Jeff on twitter @jeverettesports, like his page on FaceBook, or add his Google + to your circles for all of his latest articles, thoughts, and rants.

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