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Miami Dolphins Running Back Reggie Bush's Minicamp Comments

June 19, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) during mini camp practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
June 19, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) during mini camp practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Let's face it, with the Miami Dolphins' OTAs and minicamps complete, there's really not a lot of new stuff to discuss on the site right now. And, that's actually a good thing, otherwise, we could be dealing with stuff like the sixth arrest this offseason of a Detroit Lions player.

But, since there's not a lot of things to discuss, we've resorted to things like the All Time Miami Dolphins Depth Chart. But that's still only good for, at most, two posts a day. So, what else is there? Well, we can always use a chance to hear (or read) what a player has to say about the team, right? In that vein, I bring you the post minicamp comments last week from running back Reggie Bush, as transcribed and released by the team.

(On the difference between this offense and the previous one) - "It's a lot faster. It's more of an attack offense, and we don't even have a huddle (laughing). So I think that explains it. It's just an attack offense. We're constantly attacking and constantly fast paced, so I think that this year is going to be exciting, especially from a fan standpoint."

(On if the offense appeals to him and his skill set) - "Yeah. This offense is perfect for guys like me because it gives us a chance to use our speed and kind of wear down the defense and have them chase us around all day. So I definitely think it's good for guys in my position and the other skill guys."

(On whether he thinks he will get fewer carries and more catches in this offense) - "No I think I will be pretty balanced. Hearing Coach (Philbin) talk he wants to run the ball just as much as he wants to throw the ball. Obviously I think my role is going to be a little bit different from last year. I'm going to be split out wide a little bit more, playing more receiver, but for the most part I think we're still going to run the ball. Coach Sherman has been around this game for a long time and he knows that the pass and the run go hand-in-hand."

(On the new iPad playbooks) - "I love it. It's not as big and bulky as a (traditional) playbook that you have to carry around everywhere. It's not as heavy, so I love the fact that the playbooks are on iPads now. It makes it so much simpler, and obviously that's where technology has taken us nowadays. You can put your game film on there and watch your film, study other teams and stuff like that. It's amazing, and I'm glad we got it."

(On his app of choice on the iPad) - "Umm, probably Words With Friends. I don't know."

(On drawing inspiration from the Miami Heat playoff run) - "I was just saying the other day that if the Miami Heat win, and the Marlins are playing well right now and may get in (to the playoffs), that hopefully we can get to the playoffs and make a run at the Super Bowl. I think that the city would be on fire a little bit, and I think that's something this city could use and would be great for the city. So hopefully the Miami Heat will go out and win the Championship, which I think they will, and the Marlins will do their thing, and then the Dolphins will do our thing."

(On the buzz surrounding the Miami Heat) - "Yeah everybody is just excited. I had people over my house the other night to watch the game. Everybody's just excited about the Miami Heat and the fact that they're this much closer to winning a Championship, so I think it's great. I think they'll win it, finishing it off here in Miami, and I think it will be good for the city. Hopefully the Marlins and the Dolphins can feed off of that."

(On if the Heat winning puts pressure of the Dolphins) - "Every year we set the highest goals for ourselves to contend for the Super Bowl, so I don't know if it puts any more pressure on us than we already put on ourselves. It's definitely something that we would like to answer, that call of once the Heat win, people will start looking at the Marlins and the Dolphins more, so at the end of the day we just have to take care of business one day at a time."

(On his impressions of Chad Ochocinco) - "I know Chad pretty well, and it's good having him here. Obviously we can use a guy of his caliber and use his wisdom; he's been around the game for a long time. Losing a guy like Brandon Marshall was tough, but bringing a guy like Chad in here, it gives our receiver position a lot of knowledge and wisdom and veteran leadership that they can probably use at this time."