Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush will be Nos. 1, 1A in the New Orleans Saints backfield this season

I’ve had several questions about the New Orleans Saints’ running back situation and how I expect the workload to be divided this season.
In short, I expect Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush to split the load, with Mike Bell spelling each player for a handful of reps a game. As a point of reference, think 2006, with Thomas in the Deuce McAllister role and Bell playing the part of Aaron Stecker, albeit in a somewhat larger role.
Here’s the questions I received about the subject:

Q: Does Sean Payton have any plans to use Reggie Bush differently in the offense, specifically as a down-the-field receiver out of the backfield rather than just passes near the line of scrimmage?

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6/17/09