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Ladell Betts 45 76.27%
Chris Ivory 14 23.73%
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Ladell Betts or Chris Ivory should start against the Cardinals?

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:08 PM   #11
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Voted Ivory, and agree with papz.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:08 PM   #12
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I like Betts to start and Ivory to hit the defense when they're weak.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:26 AM   #13
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Betts will get the most playing time because of his versatility as a pass blocker and receiver, not to mention ball security. When Ivory is in, the D will know it's a running play. He needs to become more well-rounded before he will be more than a bit player. Also he needs to demonstrate ball security to earn Payton's trust.
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I almost didn't post until I saw Papz voted Ivory too. Whew! Thought I was being stupid again.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:56 AM   #15
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I agree Betts should start. It looks like Ivory is the number one on the depth chart though. I wouldn't mind seeing a 50/50 split, give Ivory some time on the field now when there is a chance
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:02 AM   #16
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I agree Betts should start. It looks like Ivory is the number one on the depth chart though. I wouldn't mind seeing a 50/50 split, give Ivory some time on the field now when there is a chance
Totally agree, is unaware of How Betts would handle it until i saw how he ran last week. He was very decisive, ran hard and locked the ball up. Ivory will be amazing when he learns to keep secure when contact is approaching, i'm impressed with how he can run both inside and bounce to the outside but he needs to watch what pierre does.
I deffo think 50/50 will be good, lets pound the rock, let zona try to play cover 4 until we getting runs of 10 yards plus every play, then brees will burn em.

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Old 10-07-2010, 11:11 AM   #17
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I would lean towards Ladell Betts, Washington made a mistake keeping Portis and dealing Betts. Although I will say that Ivory runs hard and makes things happen. I look forward to Ivory eventually being one of our key RB's. With our current injury situation it's nice to have both of them.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:37 PM   #18
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I find it interesting that Betts got 75% of the vote so far. I'd have thought about 60-40.

I think if you'd ask which RB would be a more valuable starter at the end of the season I think those numbers reverse.

Now that I've thought about it for a while, starting Ivory may be such a huge boost to his confidence that it may be worthwhile.

I'm changing my vote to Ivory. Its not like both won't see a lot of carries anyway.
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I agree with Saintsfan1976 pound them with Betts early then run over them with Ivory late.
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Ivory has had some explosive runs which I like, but he has ball control issues. I still think he will get the majority of carries. Keep Betts in for his blocking and to run occasionally.
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