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5 Reasons Saints Fans Shouldn’t Be Nervous About Bush

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3. He is an excellent tackler

Sep 21, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints free safety Rafael Bush (25) tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) in the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Bush had ample opportunity for experience last season as both Kenny Vaccaro and Roman Harper missed extended periods of time. During that time Bush had quite a season for himself.

According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Bush played like one of the best defenders in the NFL in the two areas a back end defender should be able to handle: overall tackling and pass defense.

Bush had less snaps than Byrd or Jenkins and was targeted more because offenses thought he could be a weak link. If they try him this time around, they might end up regretting it.

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