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Reggie Bush says 'I'll take concussion to getting blind sided in knees'

Reggie Bush, the New Orleans Saints' running back who is currently recovering from a broken leg, sides with the defensive players who are questioning the NFL's crackdown on dangerous hits.

Via Twitter, Bush said this morning:

As an offensive player I have to say I disagree w/ the enforcement of the rule. I'd much rather get hit up top then down low in the knees.
Worst case scenario you get hit up top=concussion. Worst case scenario you get hit down low=knee surgery or possible end of career.
I'll take a concussion any day before getting blind sided in my knees.

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Rich McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons and co-chairman of the NFL Competition Committee, elaborates on the changes. He says the league won't overanalyze every play. "We're not a league that's going to try and get every call right."

By Cindy Boren  | October 21, 2010; 9:45 AM ET
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