Nothing like a baseless rumor to stir the blogging juices. I was listening to KJR on the way into work today as they interviewed a guy out of New Orleans about Mark Brunell signing there as a backup. It was unbearably boring (largely because Mitch Levy’s backup is a dud), and I started daydreaming, while driving, about what I would give up to get Reggie Bush on the Hawks.
Here’s a guy that is clearly scuffling and performing well below expectations, but still has Hall of Fame potential if he finds his niche. Would I surrender our first round pick for him? Maybe.
I would rather have Jonathan Stewart, but he won’t be available at 25, where the Hawks pick. Would I give up a second round pick? Absolutely. The Saints are not as likely to accept that, but who knows with the depth of RB in this draft and the pressure they have to make something of Bush.
I think Bush could add an interesting dimension to our offense, and be what Mo Morris never could be as a receiver. Teaming him with Leonard Weaver would be very interesting. Lots of versatility and difficult to gameplan for.
Creativity has not been Ruskell’s strength, so I won’t be holding my breath.