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5 Reasons Saints Fans Shouldn’t Be Nervous About Bush

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2. He’s hungry to prove he is starter material

Sep 7, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a move on New Orleans Saints free safety Rafael Bush (25) after a catch in their game at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 37-34 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Rafael Bush actually asked the Saints not to match the offer sheet made by the Falcons last offseason. Thomas Decoud had left the team and Bush wanted an opportunity to start.

Bush made the most of being back on the team as the third safety, but he has to be fired up to be able to start for the remainder of the season. He’s looking to prove to other teams that he has what it takes to be a reliable free safety, since Byrd will have his spot back next season.