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?