Can Reggie Bush lead the NFL in rushing?

June, 22, 2012
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Dolphins running back Reggie Bush recently said that one of his goals for the coming season is to lead the league is rushing. Is that realistic? ESPN Insider's Gary Horton explores:
You love to see players who exude confidence and Reggie Bush is one of those guys. Never known as a feature back in the Saints offense, and with just one year of over 160 carries in his NFL career, Bush recently declared that his goal is to lead the NFL in rushing in 2012. Big words. The question is, can he realistically accomplish this feat given added responsibility in a new offensive scheme, or is this just bravado-filled rhetoric?

We saw Bush make a jump last year, but what he does in 2012 has a lot to do with scheme. So let's take a look at Dolphins' offensive scheme, how Bush will fit into it and, between the two, whether he really has a shot.

With a new head coach in Joe Philbin and a new offensive coordinator in Mike Sherman, this offense will have a vastly different look. It will be a West Coast look with a one-cut-and-go run game and a zone blocking scheme up front. However, the Dolphins aren't quite as athletic in the trenches as they would like to be and there are some real question marks on the right side of this unit.

Read the rest of Horton's analysis here .

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