Nov 11, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Reggie Bush: I Deserved To Get Benched After Fumbling


During the Miami Dolphins embarrassing 37-3 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, starting running back Reggie Bush was told to have a seat.

Bush got just five touches before losing a fumble and then when benched for the remainder of the game.

While an athletes ego could cause him to be enraged by a benching, Bush knew that it was the right decision and said that he needs to do his job better moving forward.

I didn’t deserve to be back in there,” Bush said. “I fumbled the ball and I’ve had two fumbles lost this year. I have to do a better job of protecting the ball. I’ve been in this league long enough to know protecting the ball is the most important thing as a running back.”

After a hot start to the season, Bush’s production has dramatically declined. In the past six games, Bush has carried the ball 76 times and has a mere 252 yards.

In the team’s first three games, Bush had 302 yards and two touchdowns.

Bush claims that the knee injury he suffered earlier in the season has had no impact on his performance, but the drastic drop off in his numbers would suggest otherwise.

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