You’ve probably already heard this, but it’s incredibly risky to make aggressive moves like the Rams have this offseason. The way they’re building their roster will end in one of two ways in 2018: They’ll either make the 1985 Bears look like a JV squad, or they will implode in training camp when Marcus Peters punches Aqib Talib for stealing his chain and Aaron Donald goes on sit-down strike after seeing Ndamukong Suh’s bank statement.
You don’t quit on talent, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman told NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones during the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Florida, this week. The Giants brass then spent the rest of the week sounding like they couldn’t wait to quit on Odell Beckham Jr., one of the most talented individuals in professional sports, because he’s sometimes a bit of a handful.
Despite playing one of the most physically grueling positions as a running back, Bush enjoyed a long career in football.
He was a two-time All-American and the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner at USC and entered the NFL as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 draft. He played five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, two with the Miami Dolphins, two with the Detroit Lions, one with the San Francisco 49ers and one with the Buffalo Bills.
Bush notably won Super Bowl XLIV as a member of the Saints and finished with two seasons (2011 on the Dolphins and 2013 on the Lions) of more than 1,000 rushing yards.
Even with the professional and collegiate success and opportunities Bush enjoyed in football, there are clear injury risks involved in the sport, especially as concussion concerns continue to make headlines. Those concerns are particularly poignant when it comes to one’s child.
In adjusted games lost, only the Redskins were impacted more by injuries than the Chicago Bears in 2017. But the Bears still won a handful of games with a raw rookie quarterback and a lame-duck head coach.