– Browns defenders: Your mission should you choose to accept it is to know where
No. 25 is all day Sunday.
Reggie Bush has a big target on him. The former Heisman Trophy winner is
making his NFL debut on Sunday against the Browns—and don’t think the Browns
haven’t noticed him.
They know he can break a play at any time.
“You know he has that kind of ability and capability,” Romeo Crennel said.
“We’re getting ready for him to be anywhere. But, we cannot focus totally on
However, if the Browns get too concerned with Bush, there are some other
weapons on the Saints that can hurt them.
“They do have another running back (Deuce McAlister) who has run pretty
well,” Crennel said. “They have Joe Horn. You can’t put all your eggs in one
The Saints are expected to use both McAlister and Bush in the backfield
together. Bush has been used in running the ball and catching passes out of the
That’s why the Browns defenders have to know where he is, so not to get
caught by surprise.
“He’s an explosive guy who can make big plays,” Orpheus Roye said. “That’s
all you saw on ESPN during college, Reggie Bush this and that.”
Crennel knows why he and his defense need to keep an eye on where Bush is.
“There are some matchup problems and it forces the defense how to treat the
different backs,” Crennel said. “
Bush creates some of the same problems Marshall Faulk did during his hey day
with the Rams.
“I think he has some qualities of a Marshall Faulk,” Crennel said. “I’m not
saying he’s a Marshall Faulk, but when you prepare for him you have to prepare
The Browns know their defense will be tested on Sunday, they just hope to
pass the test.