Golden Analysis: Bush’s Touchdown

Photo taken by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Photo taken by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Celebratory, post-touchdown football launch.

On September 16th, 2012, the Oakland Raiders travelled across the country to play the Miami Dolphins. One of the game highlights was ‘Phins RB Reggie Bush’s 23-yard touchdown.

The Dolphins were in an I-Formation with a split end left, and a tight end and flanker right.

Bush received a handoff right of the signal caller. The flanker crashed in to seal off an attacking safety. The line blocked left, except for the left guard, who pulled to the right. The fullback crashed right, leaving Bush 1-on-1 with a defensive back at the line of scrimmage.

The first portion of the play was play design, which left Bush with an opportunity to rack up solid yardage. However, he needed to get past that defensive back, which he executed.

Bush broke the tackle, then cut between three defenders about four yards past the line of scrimmage. Bush was again isolated, this time it was with another defensive back. He escaped, and reached the end zone.

Bush’s final stat-line after the game was 26 carries for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Bush also had 3 receptions for 25 yards. The Dolphins won 35-13.

Don’t forget that Bush is now a Detroit Lion, however.

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