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BUSH BREAKS OUT: Think the Houston Texans aren't rethinking that decision to pass on Reggie Bush enough?

You have to think Texans fans -- all six of them, maybe -- have to be seething despite a win on Sunday.

It doesn't matter that Houston beat the Oakland Raiders 23-14 even though it manages all of minus-5 yards passing ... after all, who can't beat the Silver and Black these days. But earlier in the day, Houston fans had to be cringing when Bush finally had the kind of day the New Orleans Saints envisioned when they had the reigning Heisman Trophy winner fall into their laps with the second pick overall after the Texans inexplicably went with defensive end Mario Williams out of N.C. State.

Bush ran for three scores and added a TD reception in the Saints' 34-10 rout of the San Francisco 49ers to tie a franchise record. Williams, meanwhile, had two tackles and no sacks, so in 12 games, that's 25 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks.

This easily is the biggest draft day blunder in any sport since the Portland Trail Blazers passed on this guy to take Sam Bowie in 1982.

Houston's explanation for picking Williams to this day doesn't ring right.

"This is a decision that took a lot of time to make, but at the end of the day we felt this was the best player for our football team," general manager Charley Casserly said in April. "Both players, Reggie Bush and Mario Williams, are going to, I think, be great pros. We made the decision to go with defense."

Casserly resigned shortly after the draft ... makes you wonder if this wasn't his parting shot, and one that will haunt Houston for years to come.

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