VIDEO: Remembering When the Eagles Destroyed Reggie Bush With One of the Biggest Hits in NFL History
By Larry Rupp
There's a number of hard hits in NFL history that fans just cannot forget. Unfortunately for running back Reggie Bush, he was on the receiving end of one of those kind of plays when he got leveled by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Sheldon Brown during a Saints-Eagles playoff game in 2007.
Bush snuck out of the backfield to catch a pass from quarterback Drew Brees, which then left him completely exposed to the opposing defense. Brown sniffed out the play call almost immediately and broke up the pass with a devastating blow to Bush's midsection, leaving him slow to get up afterward.
While it was a perfectly clean hit, it's one offensive players try to avoid at all costs. Bush's legs were high in the air when his back hit the ground. The 11-year pro ultimately stayed in the game and finished with 74 yards from scrimmage and 1 touchdown on 17 touches in a 27-24 victory.
This hit was a perfect example of how to set a tone for the game without costing your team with a dumb penalty. Brown laid the lumber in the best way he knew how and provided a video any Eagles player can go back to when they are in need of some pumping up before an important matchup.
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