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Bush provides special impact for Packers

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By Dan Arkush

While Tim Masthay received a lot more recognition for making Green Bay’s special teams much less of a liability in 2010 after finishing the season punting as well as anybody in the NFL, daily team observers believe former Packers whipping boy Jarrett Bush is worthy of equally special praise. Even if Bush had not fortified his status on the Packers’ roster with an unlikely interception to set up a touchdown in the Super Bowl, his emergence as a bona fide special-teams ace appears to have solidified his standing. In addition to dramatically cutting down on special-teams penalties in 2010, Bush excelled in the gunner role, attributing the significant improvement in his kick coverage this past season to a reduced playing weight of 195, seven pounds less than what he played at in 2009.

Making a habit of leading the charge onto the field for opening kickoffs, Bush’s tremendous energy carried over to his teammates more often than not. Bush’s well-documented failure to pick up a loose ball on a fumbled punt in the NFC championship loss to the Giants three years ago now seems like a distant memory, with veteran team sources believing he legitimately has what it takes to become the Packers’ first Pro Bowl special-teamer since Travis Jervey in the mid-'90s.

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