I don't get into media criticism much because I don't find it very interesting. But sometimes, I come across a piece so stupid that I have to write something about it. It's still not my favorite work, so I'm posting it as a Fan Post.
Rob Reischel has an article on JS Online about CB Jarrett Bush titled "secret weapon" that starts out by attacking the straw man ("it wasn't that long ago Packer Nation wanted to run Jarrett Bush out of town") and lets him know how wrong he's been ("Don't look now, but that segment has been quieted due to Bush's terrific special teams play in recent weeks"). And he then quotes special teams coach Shawn Slocum who thinks Bush is ready for consideration to the Pro Bowl.
The good news is that this fiction doesn't make it past the first comment: "The words Jarrett Bush and "secret weapon" should never be used in the same sentence." It works if "secret weapon" is in the context of "the Eagles secret weapon." Bush did a great job of getting spun around like a top as he "covered" WR Jason Avant on his touchdown reception last week. I'm a little discouraged by how many times I've seen Bush playing on defense in recent weeks.
His negative impact has been muted this season because they haven't been forced to play him as the nickel back with the emergence of CB Sam Shields. Bush has only played as the dime back, and it hasn't happened that often. On special teams, he's always made the occasional good play (such as the two downed punts against the Bears), and this season he's managed to avoid making any of the stupid penalties he had in the past.
Overall, we've watched him screw up less. That's the best I expect from Jarrett Bush, but I'm still hoping for a major shake up on special teams in the offseason.