PHILADELPHIA – SEPTEMBER 20: Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints runs upfield for touchdown in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 20, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
In case you were wondering, Sheldon Brown’s hit on Reggie Bush still lives in the former NFL running back’s mind.
Back in 2007, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints were in the same position as they are today in 2019. The Eagles will face the Saints on the road at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome for another divisional round rematch, in hopes of a different outcome. Obviously, we all know the Eagles took the loss that game, however, there is one specific play that everybody still talks about to this day.
Remember when Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown absolutely lit up New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush? We’re sure you do. The Eagles didn’t win that game, but there’s really no other single highlight from that matchup that people still talk about to this day. At the time, Reggie Bush was a young running back, who had all eyes on him from his days at USC.
While he was in his first season, Bush was expected to do great things for the Saints. While he did end up helping his team win the game that year against Philly, Sheldon Brown left the young running back with some tough memories at the time. Bush is over the hit, and clearly comfortable with talking about it. So, ahead of the Eagles versus Saints rematch on Sunday afternoon, NBC Sports Philly’s John Clark caught up with the former running back hours before kickoff.
Reggie Bush recalls the hit from Brown
I caught up with Reggie Bush about Sheldon Brown’s hit on him in the Eagles Saints playoff game 12 years ago to the day
Reggie says he still feels it today
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 13, 2019
Clearly, Brown’s hit isn’t only in the heads of Eagles fans still. Reggie Bush reiterated the play and labeled it as the hardest hit he’s ever taken in his career. It was big at the time and even left the young running back shaken up on the field for a moment. And to this day in 2019, Eagles fans still bring up the play as if it happened recently. That’s just how popular that highlight was when it happened. So for old times sake, let’s take a trip down memory lane with the play. Hopefully this time around though, the Eagles come up with a much better outcome and win the game.