Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he immediately reached out to tailback Reggie Bush with a text message after seeing Bush’s reaction to the Saints’ draft choice of tailback Mark Ingram according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Bush tweeted, “It’s been fun New Orleans,” indicating he doesn’t expect to remain with the Saints — though Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis insisted he’s still in their plans.
“I saw his tweet, just like you did,” Brees said Tuesday. “I think that’s just frustration a little bit, just because, they draft a guy at your position, but I think the message that was sent to him was, ‘By no means look at that as the fact that you’re getting shown the door, that we don’t want you or anything like that.’
“I immediately texted him just because I knew what was going through his mind. I mean, he’s a young guy, He’s very prideful and wants to be great. He wants as many opportunities as he can get. I think you immediately see that as, ‘Oh, well, that’s taking opportunities away from me.’ But in reality I think, you’ve got to find the positive in it and that is, no, this doesn’t take opportunities away. ‘This kind of solidifies my role and it probably makes things easier on me because it takes a little bit of the weight off my shoulders because this guys can do some things that are really going to help our offense and it’s going to open things up for me.’ So I think in the end it’s a very good thing for everybody.”