It's a new day in Miami, where new head coach Joe Philbin brings a very different philosophy on offense when compared to previous head coach Tony Sparano.
Reggie Bush got an up-close look at this during OTA sessions last week.
âNo huddle. Very up-tempo and fast-paced offense. Thatâs the biggest thing right off the bat," Bush told the official team site when asked about changes he's noticed. "That means our conditioning is going to have to be high, and weâre going to run a lot of plays in real games. So thatâs something we have got to be prepared for. Weâve got to play fast and know the system; we canât have split-second indecision because it could mess up a play or a whole drive.â
Things are so up-tempo that Bush wonders if the Dolphins can pull it off in a game situation.
âThatâs a lot of plays. I was just asking our running back coach (Jeff Nixon), âIs this going to be the temp in the game?â " he said. "Weâre pretty fast right now, but usually we practice faster than we should play. I donât know, weâll see. Hopefully the tempo will go down a little bit and save some guys because thatâs a lot of plays in one game.â
Bush set a career-high with 1,086 yards rushing last season, and said earlier this month that he wants to win the rushing title this season. It's unlikely Bush will have that opportunity in Philbin's offense, but at the very least he should get in a great workout every Sunday.