New Orleans’ Reggie Bush claims he’ll be ready for next Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, but not for a lack of trying on the part of Baltimore’s D. From the Sun’s Mike Preston.

Rookie running back Reggie Bush epitomized the Saints’ effort yesterday. The Ravens came into the Superdome and shoved the Saints around, and Bush quit in the second quarter.

With 7:36 left in the half, Bush took a handoff off the right side, ran about 5 yards and hit the brakes hard before diving to the ground. Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis was about to remove Bush’s head from his body, but Bush went down like he was taking a dive.

“He’s just a guy, simple as that,” Ravens outside linebacker Bart Scott said of Bush. “What did he get this week? He played like a kid who got chased from school.”

Scott said Bush tried to cheap-shot him on an interception return in the first half, and you could tell there was something personal between the two.

Every time Scott tackled Bush, he would purposely throw Bush around. Bush had to leave the game with an ankle injury after Scott tackled him with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter. Scott tackled Bush around the ankles, and gave them a little twist before he let go.

“The media darling, aka the golden boy of the NFL, tried to take a cheap shot at me, so I told him I was going to put some extra on it,” Scott said. “He must be used to playing against these guys in practice. He can do all those shakes he wants, but I wasn’t going anywhere. I put a little hot sauce on that ankle.”

Bad ideas in the broadcasting trade : A Bears pregame show featuring Chet Coppock, Mongo McMichael and Mike Ditka.

The Boston Globe’s Mike Reiss reports the Patriots spent most of the week indoors as a dress rehearsal for tonight’s visit to the Metrodome.  I’ve been doing the same, though I’ve been diagnosed.