Part 2: Possible Trade Options For New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush

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In the first part of my post, I discussed that there were some possible trade options for Reggie Bush with certain NFL teams. 

The first teams discussed were the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Miami Dolphins.  The two remaining teams, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks, could actually offer some help on both sides of the football.

I get kind of biased because I’m a big defensive minded fan.  Yes, I am one of the “defense wins championships” type of people.  I’d be willing to make an exception though.

The New York Giants have a hidden gem on their roster that never got a time to shine.  Wide Receiver Victor Cruz exploded in the preseason last year for the Giants.

While watching him during preseason, he had a Lance Moore/DeSean Jackson feel to him as he sped downfield.  Cruz shed cornerbacks like a cheap coat and caught my attention with his high level of play.

However, Cruz was injured in a preseason game against the New York Jets and placed on injured reserve, but not before catching six passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns in that game.

Cruz could be extremely valuable once healthy, especially if we lose Lance Moore in free agency.  We may even be able to get a draft pick thrown in to boot.

Defensive End Osi Umenyiora could also be an option.  He has taken flack recently from analysts and Eagles RB LeSean McCoy for being “soft”.  If soft is having 11.5 sacks last season and 60 total career sacks, then I can handle that.

Add on that Umenyiora has had a chilly relationship with the Giants as of late and I think both are looking for a change of scenery. 

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  • Timothy Frith

    I think the Giants might acquire Bush from the Saints.

    • Gene Higginbotham

      Wouldn’t mind this at all Timothy. I think Osi would be a beast on our line. Like I said, 11.5 sacks last season. Can’t beat that. If not him, I’m sure Loomis and Payton will make a good trade no matter what. Thanks again for the comment.

  • bob

    Are you on the Saints. You say w”we need this or we need that.” Last I looked, you’re just some guy writing a blog.
    You don’t get to say “we” like you are actually part of the team. Freaking ignorant

    • tay

      considering he’s a blogger for THE SAINTS, he can write about whatever he wants…FOOL! The real question is WHO are you to tell someone who or what they can talk about? #ignorant

      • Gene Higginbotham

        Thanks for the backup Tay but let’s try to stay on the positive. I welcome any comments as long as they are constructive or initiate a well thought out dialogue. I appreciate your passion and hope you continue to follow us here at WDD. Who Dat!

    • Gene Higginbotham

      Bob thanks so much for the article idea you’ve given me and the “constructive” criticism. I think it will clear up why I use the word “we” when I write about the Saints. I might have to call it “We Are The New Orleans Saints”. Once again thanks for your input. I know here at WDD, “we” appreciate any new readers or feedback regardless of it being positive or negative.

      • Bruce

        Every true sports fan I ever hear talking about their team always says “we” when they are referring to things about their team. Maybe because everytime their team wins they share the joy of victory and when they lose they feel the anguish of defeat. How about this: when you buy your ticket to the game, buy team jerseys, or purchase anything that is related to your sports team, doesn’t part of that money somehow pay for salaries of players, front office staff and everything else that keeps your favorite sports organization in business? If you are a true fan I think “we” is as appropriate as it gets. Hey Gene, I can’t wait till “WE” win another Superbowl. Who Dat!

  • Pete Kelly

    As a Giants fan, I don’t think they’ll trade for Bush. They’ve already got Jacobs under contract, they just drafted another fast RB in the draft, and they’ll most likely resign Bradshaw once free agency starts, so there doesn’t look like there’s a need on the Giants part in this scenario.