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blacksaint 09-29-2007 01:44 AM

Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
Posted Sep 28th 2007
by Tom Mantzouranis



Deuce McAllister had surgery to repair his torn ACL today, and by all reports it went well (God James Andrews performed the operation). So, though it doesn't feel right to use the word "replace" in this instance, since nobody could replace Deuce, I guess it's time to start thinking about how exactly the Saints plan on running the ball this year. Especially since they haven't been running well as is.

For better or worse, Reggie Bush is going to take over the majority of the carries. Aaron Stecker will get an increased role, as will Pierre Thomas (who I believe will eventually usurp Stecker's role and vulture some carries from Bush). Some feel the team should go with a veteran -- Domanick Williams and Corey Dillon are still waiting to receive a phone call. But, for humor's sake, perhaps they should go looking for their new back in bridal shops and drum circles all across the land?

Yes, Ricky Williams is out there, looking for a way to get back into the league. If you remember before the comeback/don't-call-it-a-comeback drama and the millions of overdone weed jokes, Williams was a Saint. It was McAllister who made him expendable.

And if there's anything that would make this season more head-scratching than the putrid start, it would be a trade for the player they traded after trading their entire draft for him. And it could happen -- there's only a handful of Saints that remain from the Williams days, with an entirely different front office and coaching staff, so the bad blood wouldn't quite be there.

Not that I'm saying this will, or should, happen -- I'd pull my hair out. Luckily, I think the Saints will divide all of McAllister's carries in-house. But it is a funny -- if not frightening -- possibility to consider, and stranger things have happened.

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Euphoria 09-29-2007 03:13 AM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
I think this guy is smoking the same thing Ricky is...

hagan714 09-29-2007 09:15 AM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
What would it hurt? Sean would not do it. Dillion would be his first choice.

mikesaintfan 09-30-2007 04:47 PM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
if miami releases him and we give up no draft picks then why not

Euphoria 09-30-2007 07:05 PM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
Uhm let me see if I can expain this to you. I personally don't have a problem with pot but its a substance not allowed in the NFL. So he plays a game and the following week gets popped and then he'll be suspened for ??? Why even bother. We didn't go after Tank whom we badly needed.

mikesaintfan 10-01-2007 02:45 PM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Euphoria (Post 140706)
Uhm let me see if I can expain this to you. I personally don't have a problem with pot but its a substance not allowed in the NFL. So he plays a game and the following week gets popped and then he'll be suspened for ??? Why even bother. We didn't go after Tank whom we badly needed.

Ricky was an elite running back with problems...Tank was a better than average DT with big problems

DeadmaN 10-01-2007 03:35 PM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
if they consider this then they might as well consider bring back Brooks

We have the guys and the talent in house to do this job, why look out side
if they are to add anything to this team they should be looking at the following and in this order of importance...

"O" linemen
MLB
CB

Euphoria 10-01-2007 04:02 PM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikesaintfan (Post 140776)
Ricky was an elite running back with problems...Tank was a better than average DT with big problems

ELITE??? What??? He was falling... not to mentiong when you are out a couple of years you don't come back to full-strenght. Besides what will he do for us... Here I'll give you a hint, NOTHING. There is no one to block for him.

Papa Voodoo 10-01-2007 04:16 PM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Euphoria (Post 140785)
ELITE??? What??? He was falling... not to mentiong when you are out a couple of years you don't come back to full-strenght. Besides what will he do for us... Here I'll give you a hint, NOTHING. There is no one to block for him.

Maybe we can get Roaf and Shields out of retirement to go with Ricky and pick up Turley as a blocking FB for Karney?

mikesaintfan 10-01-2007 06:02 PM

Re: Irony Could Be Running the Ball in New Orleans Soon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Euphoria (Post 140785)
ELITE??? What??? He was falling... not to mentiong when you are out a couple of years you don't come back to full-strenght. Besides what will he do for us... Here I'll give you a hint, NOTHING. There is no one to block for him.

did he not lead the league in rushing while with miami?

perhaps stecker is the man you want in there?


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