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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; And I'm not talking about Erin Andrews. From the "Are You Smoking Crack?" Department, ESPN.com has ranked the top 10 teams in terms of running backs. http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insid...3fid%3d2926897 1. SD 2. KC 3. Washington 4. Jacksonville 5. Minnesota 6. NO 7. ...

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Old 07-13-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Ranking the Best Backfields...

And I'm not talking about Erin Andrews.

From the "Are You Smoking Crack?" Department, ESPN.com has ranked the top 10 teams in terms of running backs.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insid...3fid%3d2926897

1. SD
2. KC
3. Washington
4. Jacksonville
5. Minnesota
6. NO
7. Seattle
8. Denver
9. San Fran
10. Dallas

I'm sorry if someone already posted this, but Sweet Slow Moses! Sixth? Behind the Vikings? Chester Taylor and Peterson? I think the stupidity of this list just blew out Fred Taylor's knee.

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Old 07-13-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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Our running game could have been better last year. Honestly I think it's about right. Now had Bush ran the way he ran the second half of the season the first half, I'd move us above Minnesota. 6 is still very high and I doubt there's a big gap between teams 2-6.
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dont forget Duece was only about 85% last year also things will change this year
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
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The problem I have with Minn being ahead of the Saints is the same problem for the best NFL WR list I saw earlier this year that had Calvin Johnson ahead of Colston. Calvin Johnson has not played a down. You can't just automatically say he is better than a WR who had 1000 yards rec last year.

In this list the genius creating has a RB tandem that includes a rookie who has never played a snap over the saints who have Reggie Bush and Pro Bowl RB Deuce McAllister. That makes no sense at all.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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Remember, Reggie did not have a great year RUNNING the ball. His average most of the year was around 3.1 ypc, and then he had the big game against the Giants. That's why we are sixth.

These rankings mean nothing. Who else on that list can put both players on the field at the same time, AND use them effectively?

We had the #1 offense in the league and only lost a part-time starter at WR and a backup OL. Rank us however you want.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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guys, I understand why yall are upset, but guess what, we got further in the playoffs than any team ahead of us on that list. So, I respectfully say....who cares!!
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:03 PM   #7
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Keep it coming. the more the Saints feel they are overlooked the better the chances they will come out swinging in Indy. Anyone else realize we are about 9 1/2 weeks from Kickoff 2007! 6 from Kickoff Hall Of Fame! This is it guys. Super Bowl or bust. I WILL NOT SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS THIS YEAR!
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:26 PM   #8
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I agree with all the points up here

It makes me mad also because we do (in my opinion) have 2 of the best RB’s in the league

But many people brought up some very good points about the efficiency of our running game

But this year if all goes as planed...
that should change


Originally Posted by FireVenturi View Post
guys, I understand why yall are upset, but guess what, we got further in the playoffs than any team ahead of us on that list. So, I respectfully say....who cares!!
Right on
These numbers don't mean jack

In the end I’m sure the saints will bring the pain to the NFC and the NFL in 2008

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