Even though the Dolphins picked up former Chiefs workhorse back Larry Johnson Tuesday, coach Tony Sparano confirmed that Reggie Bush will be the starting running back.
“Yeah I think a different set of circumstances at that time,” Sparano said. “You know, I mean really different. I don’t think we’re really talking about the same situation right now.
“This is something three weeks into training camp here or whatever it is, four weeks into training camp and we’re making a decision to do and again Reggie Bush is going to be the first runner out the gate here. I mean he’s going to be the starting running back. That’s what we’re doing so this is a different deal here, different role totally.”
Bush showed some flare during the teams preseason win over Carolina on Friday night, going for 48 yards on the ground, and also pulling in two catches for 33 yards.
The home crowd Friday night liked what they saw from Bush, chanting “Reg-gie! Reg-gie!” Which could be a common thing at Sun Life Stadium if Bush regularly turns in performances like the one he did against the Panthers.