“176 Punt Retard” – Robert Flores Shares An Interesting Statistic

The Minnesota Vikings deeply regret punting to Reggie Bush in the second half of last night’s Monday Night Football game, but not as much as Robert Flores likely regrets his call of the highlights.

“176 Punt Retard”

Perhaps his mind drifted to Brad Childress, that or Skip Bayless walked through the studio.

Normally announcers can brush of mistakes quickly and move on, but the split second silence after this gaffe was defening.

Video: Reggie Bush Return Two Punts for Touchdowns vs Vikings

OK, so the Minnesota Vikings pulled off a much needed victory in the final minute, but let’s talk about Reggie Bush’s record night.

Bush returned not one, but two punts on Monday Night Football and if not for a shoe-string tackle would have had a third. His 176 punt return yards is a franchise record, and his two punt return touchdowns ties an NFL record. A dazzling performance befitting the grand (OK, not quite anymore) stage of MNF.

Is it safe for us to disassociate any hint of the word bust with Bush? Aside from his girlfriend Kim Kardashian, he’s no longer anywhere near that description.

He’s a unique talent that can’t be judged against the prototypical running back. His closest comparison may end up being Devin Hester. Bush has 199 receptions so far in his career, which places him ahead of anyone in NFL history through 33 games.

The trouble is his two punt returns still didn’t help the Saints win, but you can’t exactly hold that against him.

Vikings vs Saints, Reggie Bush vs Adrian Peterson, Monday Night Football As It Should be

Adrian Peterson getting his Purple Jesus on vs the Saints struggling defense? Yes, please.

Some fans may enjoy the hard-hitting action of a Steelers vs Ravens Monday nighter, and I did, but it’s nice to get a prime time game built for the fantasy football geeks out there. Tonight we speak specifically of Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees, Reggie Brown and Lance Moore owners.

AD should be able to run all night. Drew Brees will take advantage of the Vikings defense weakness: pass defense. Doubtful Reggie Bush gets his yards on the ground, but you know he’ll be used on the screen and Lance Moore has been a diamond in the rough.

Looking forward to this one. With apologies to Terrell Owens, I’m getting the popcorn ready. Prediction: Vikings 28, Saints 24.