Bucs on alert for Reggie Bush

Published: December 31st, 2010
By Bucs Beat Feed

The Bucs didn't face Reggie Bush in their first meeting with the Saints as he was sidelined with a broken leg at the time.

But Bush is back, and the Bucs are on alert. When it comes to punting on Sunday, the Bucs know Bush will be on the other end and appear unwilling to risk him taking one the distance. The Bucs have been on the wrong end of a dazzling Reggie Bush touchdown before, Bush lifting the Saints to a 24-21 win with a late-fourth quarter punt-return score.

"We’ve been working on (ways) to punt the ball away from him," Bucs coach Raheem Morris said today. "Every once in a while you have to punt the ball to him. A lot of times we'll try to do things directionally. I'm sure Reggie Bush knows that. You have to put the ball on the right side and you have to do the right thing because he's a dangerous player.

"I know that, he knows that and we know that first hand."

Bush, in his fifth season, has four punt-return touchdowns in his career. His longest this season is 43 yards.