Dolphins' Bush thanks Sparano 'for believing in me'

Reggie Bush was thought of primarily as a gadget player and special-type weapon with the New Orleans Saints.

But the Dolphins, and fired coach Tony Sparano, gave Bush the chance to prove otherwise this year in Miami. On Sunday, in the Dolphins' first game without Sparano, Bush rolled up 203 yards rushing in a 30-23 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

That performance has Bush just 27 yards from the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his career, and though Sunday's big total happened on interim coach Todd Bowles' watch, Bush said he called Sparano during the week after his firing to thank him for the boost Sparano had given his career.

“Just told him that I really appreciated him for bringing me in here, for believing in me, for giving me this opportunity to come here,” Bush told the Palm Beach Post. “Because if it wasn’t for him believing in me, I wouldn’t be here. I don’t know where I’d be, and I appreciate him for a lot and I told him that and I thanked him and look forward to working with him again in the near future, wherever that may be.”

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