Monday, July 30, 2012
Poll: AFC East rushing leader
By James Walker
Miami Dolphins tailback Reggie Bush says he wants to lead the NFL in rushing. Coming off his first 1,000-yard season, Bush sees even bigger things on the horizon.
"I think it's very possible," Bush said of reaching his goal.
Bush's comments lead us to our latest SportsNation poll question: Which AFC East tailback will lead the division in rushing? Three players rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season.
Will it be Bush? Miami’s West Coast offense will focus on precision passing. But Miami has the running backs and offensive line to run the football. Will Bush get the 1,500 rushing yards or more that it takes to lead the NFL?
What about Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills? He will share more carries with C.J. Spiller. But Jackson was one of the top players in the AFC East last season before suffering a season-ending leg injury. Will Jackson rush for more yards than anyone in the division?
Shonn Greene also is coming off a 1,000-yard season with the New York Jets. He will lead New York’s ground-and-pound attack. That means Greene will get plenty of carries. Will it be enough to lead the AFC East in rushing?
The New England Patriots haven’t named a starter, but second-year players Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen are both candidates.
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on which tailback will have the biggest year in the AFC East. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.