It is said that Darren Sproles is to be the replacement running back of Reggie Bush, but in comparison to stats and strategy of running the ball on field, who’s the better HalfBack ? We’ll let the numbers tell…
Darren Sproles touched the ball 24 times on punt returns, 51 times on kickoffs, 50 times on the ground rushing, and 59 through the air, which in all is 184 times playing his role last season as a San Diego Charger, yet Reggie Bush in total only touched the ball 85 times due to many difficulties with Bush as a player in general, such as injury. These number weighed heavily in many games Bush has missed in the last 3 seasons, yet, Sproles has not missed a game in that span of time.
“We’re pretty much the same player.”, Sproles says. The only difference is Sproles is actually on the field a greater amount of time than Bush is. Another great part about Sproles addition to the Saints is that he is obedient and doesn’t mind the position coach Sean Payton has him to play.”The run game, pass, return, I don’t care. I like them all. I just see the open lane when I have the ball and try to hit it. It’s the way I’ve always played.”
So, to compare Darren Sproles to Reggie Bush as an overall HalfBack, Bush may be very quick on feet, but is prone to injury and is also famous for fumbling the ball at key moments of the game, where Sproles is always the key player with acceleration and speed to outbeat defensive players.
My opinion, Darren Sproles > Reggie Bush
WEEK 1 Predictions
SAINTS AT PACKERS: Close Game, Packers win by 3 or Saints win by 7
LIONS AT BUCS: Could be a close game….im going with Buccanneers
BEARS V FALCONS: Might be a close game, depends on Jay Cutler completing on 3rd down and effectively getting the ball to Devin Hester and Johnny Knox. WR Julio Jones will be making his debut season game, if all goes well this could be a good game. (BEARS WIN)
BILLS AT CHIEFS: I go with the BILLS and theyre re-vamped defense
COLTS AT TEXANS: Matt Schaub has a good game, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, and Ben Tate perform like they did against the Saints, combined with the absence of QB Peyton Manning and WR Reggie Wayne, new QB Kerry Collins wont stand a chance. TEXANS Win 28-17
EAGLES AT RAMS: This should be an easy win for Mike Vick and the “dream team” EAGLES
STEELERS AT RAVENS: Good Game, battle of defenses, I pick the Ravens
BROWNS AT BENGALS: BROWNS
TITANS AT JAGS: TITANS
SEAHAWKS AT 49ERS: SAN FRAN
PANTHERS AT CARDINALS: Cam Newton is not familar to Ron Rivera’s playbook and offensive playstyle, against newly re-contracted deep threat WR Larry Fitzgerald, might be a sketchy ball game…. CARDS WIN
VIKINGS AT CHARGERS: Donovan Mcnabb under center with Leslie Frazier as head coach, might be intresting along with Adrien Peterson in the backfield. I still go with the BOLTS (Chargers)
GIANTS AT REDSKINS: THE SKINS GOT IT
COWBOYS AT JETS: J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS …FOO
PATRIOTS AT DOLPHINS: PATS WIN
RAIDERS AT BRONCOS : Jason Campbell steps into Mile High Stadium with the Raiders as young Terrelle Pryor sits out his first 5 games… Tebow and the Bucking Broncos win"