reynolds80 wrote:Running backs touch the ball 25-30 times per game.
Reggie Bush averaged 16.8 touches (rushing attempts, receptions, kick returns, and punt returns) per game in his college career and 21.8 touches per game in his Heisman season. What makes you think he will all of a sudden get 25-30 touches per game in the NFL?
reynolds80 wrote:Defensive ends effect plays that are run to their side and all 5 and 7 step drop pass plays, but they do not effect plays that are run away from them or 3 step drop pass plays.
What about defensive ends who are so good they require a double team that helps free up one of their teammates? And often times if a team runs away from a good DE it is precisely because that DE is there. When Deion Sanders was in his prime teams would only throw to his side of the field a few times a game, does that mean he wasn't affecting the plays that didn't go towards him? The same thing happens to great DEs.
reynolds80 wrote:Defensive ends simply do not impact the game as much as running backs do.
This is where we differ. A good DE has as much impact as a good RB, and is a much safer picks. Fewer DEs drafted in the top 10 are busts than RBs drafted in the top 10, RBs have a greater risk injury, there were more questions surrounding Bush than Williams, and the Texans already had a pretty good backfield--not great, but it was definitely not their most pressing need.
You may think that Bush is the second coming of Gayle Sayers or Barry Sanders (as many people seem to) but there are just as many people (as evidenced by the comments in this thread) who disagree. I personally think he'll be pretty good, somewhere between a Dave Meggett type and a Warrick Dunn type, while Williams could be a game changing force on the defensive line.
Anyway, it's one thing to believe the hype on Bush, but quite another to allege a conspiracy involving the league, two teams, and at least one GM.