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In His Own Words: Reggie Bush
By on June 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

On Wednesday, in the midst of the team’s three-day mini-camp, Reggie Bush spoke to the South Florida media about his role in the offense and how new technology has affected the team’s playbooks. Here’s what he had to say:

On the pace of the offense:

“We’re getting used to it, I think. We’ve been doing it for a little bit now, and I think everybody is kind of past that point to where we’re kind of getting used to it now. We’re kind of focusing on just getting better as a team.”

On the differences between last year’s offense and this year’s:

“It’s a lot faster. It’s more of an attack offense. We don’t even have a huddle. I think that kind of explains it. It’s just an attack offense, we’re constantly attacking and it’s constantly at a fast pace. I think it’s going to be really exciting, obviously from a fan’s standpoint.”

On the appeal of a fast offense:

“I think it’s something that’s perfect for guys like me. We get a chance to use our speed and work down the defense because they’re chasing us around all day. I think it’s definitely something that’s good for guys in my position, the skill guys.”

On playing the role of both a receiver and running back:

“I think it’s going to be pretty balanced. Just from hearing coach talk, they want to run the ball just as much as they want to throw the ball. Obviously I think my role is going to be a little different than it was last year, just in the sense that I’ll probably be spread out wide a little bit more and playing a little bit more receiver. But, for the most part, I think we’re still going to run the ball. Sherman has been around for a long time and he knows that passing and running go hand in hand.”

On the new iPad playbooks:

“I love it. It’s not as big and bulky as a playbook—you’ve got to lug that thing around everywhere.  It’s not as heavy. The fact that all of our playbooks are on iPads now, it makes it so much more simple and obviously where technology has taken us nowadays.”

“You can do video on it—well, we had that last year where you can put your game film on there and watch film and study other teams, stuff like that. I think it’s amazing, and I’m glad we got it.”

On his personal favorite iPad app:

“Probably Words With Friends.  I don’t know. Yeah, Words With Friends.”

On Chad Ochocinco:

“I know Chad pretty well. It’s good having him here. Obviously I think we could use a guy of his caliber and using his wisdom. He’s been around the game for a long time and losing Brandon Marshall was tough, but bringing a guy like Chad Johnson—or Chad Ochocinco, sorry, I still call him Chad Johnson—bringing a guy like Chad in here gives our receiver position a lot of knowledge and wisdom and veteran leadership that they could probably use at this time.”

On the Heat being in the NBA Finals:

“I was saying the other day, ‘If the Miami Heat win and the Marlins are playing well right now, they may get it, and hopefully we’ll be able to get to the playoffs and make a run at the Super Bowl, then the city will be on fire a little bit.’ And I think that’s something that the city could use and it would be great for the city. Hopefully, the Miami Heat go out and win the championship, which I think they will, and the Marlins will do their thing and then the Dolphins will do our thing.”

“Everybody’s excited. I had people over my house last night watching the game and everybody’s just excited about Miami Heat and excited that they are this much closer to winning the championship.”

On a Heat Championship outing possible pressure on the Dolphins franchise:

“I feel like every year we set the highest goals for ourselves to contend for a Super Bowl, so I don’t know if it puts any more pressure on us than we already put on ourselves, but it’s definitely something that we would like to answer. We would definitely like to answer that call of once the Miami Heat win, and now people are going to start looking at the Marlins and the Dolphins. That’s something that we’re well aware of, but at the end of the day, we’ve got to take care of business first and that’s going to start just one day at a time.”


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