|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL Reggie Bush may finally be back on the field for this Thanksgiving matchup. The long-awaited return of New Orleans Saints tailback Reggie Bush was delayed for at least one more game when the team decided to scratch him from the lineup before New Orleans' 34-19 victory over the Seahawks on Sunday at the Superdome. Bush worked out for coaches and trainers before the game, as planned. And he said he felt good. But ultimately the team decided to wait until he was closer to 100 percent before activating him. Coach Sean Payton and Bush said they're hoping he'll be ready for Thursdays Thanksgiving game at Dallas.
Payton explained that the problem with activating a player that might not be fully healthy is that they would run into depth problems if he winds up being limited to "seven snaps" if he suffers a setback. The Saints made the same choice with cornerback Patrick Robinson (ankle), who also worked out before the game. And they also held out safeties Darren Sharper (hamstring) and Malcolm Jenkins (stinger).
Drew Brees was off center the first half of the season and now with most of his New Orleans Saints offense healthy, he is now back in his 2009 form. Brees is spreading the ball around to his receivers as he did last season and he now has the added services of his not so secret weapon, Reggie Bush.
Sportsbook lists the reigning Super Bowl champs the Saints as the minus 3 point road favorites this week, with the total over under at 50.5.
Bush brings an added dimension to the New Orleans Saints offense that brings them to another level. With Bush in the back field or in the slot an NFL defense is caught freezing up on the play action pass or fake end arounds. This exposes the defense to the deep play.
The Dallas Cowboys defense was visibly quitting on their coach Wade Phillips just before his ouster a few weeks ago. Now the defense has responded from some tough love by their new head coach Jason Garrett. The Dallas Cowboys defense is a solid defensive unit but their work ethic has been lambasted on every NFL show over the last few weeks. This game will test their mettle and they will have to prove themselves in front of a national television audience. The New Orleans Saints offense has the edge over the Dallas Cowboys defense
Anything is possible and this group of talented receivers and running backs can get in open space and make any short pass a 70 yard touchdown romp. Look for plenty of short screens to counteract the blitz happy New Orleans Saints defense of Gregg Williams.