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TheOak 10-18-2010 10:17 AM

The question no one wants to ask.....
Or think about. However after yesterday it is in your face!
Ivory is 22nd in the League in rushing, Thomas is 43rd. Had Ivory not limped off yesterday he would have had that 1 yd TD.

When Thomas returns if Ivory is still performing at this level. Who do you play?

Turbo Saint 10-18-2010 10:19 AM

tried and true...PT is our man.

LBCutta 10-18-2010 10:20 AM

Ivory runs harder than PT. But PT executes the swing pass to perfection. I think a healthy mix of both will be great

Srgt. Hulka 10-18-2010 10:26 AM

PT doesn't pretend he's holding a greased pig and let it slip out of his hands every other carry. Ivory ran like a beast yesterday, but he has to hold on to the ball.

TheOak 10-18-2010 10:35 AM

I am of the mind we are Super Bowl Champs. Unless Franchised we have no man but the man who is the top performer. Now given Ivory is just starting to preform and we do not know how long Thomas will be out, this is going to get very interesting if it is 2-3 weeks from now and Ivory is still putting numbers like that down. Thomas has not been preforming at last years level this year so far.

Ivory only lost 1 fumble but I left that out because dropping the ball is a problem and who ever gets it back is some what luck.

The number that glares at me is the AVE Yards/carry. Ivory in the backfield will keep Defenses very honest.

Imagine this. Your a Defense and have to contend with Brees and his 7 targets of opportunity... (thats a Bi*#h!) Now you have to contend with Bush (floating and flying doing the dance man magic)and Ivory (running your ass over) in the back field. (Holly sh*&!).

Quite frankly i am going to fantasize about that all day.

realheavyd 10-18-2010 10:36 AM

Why must the answer be one or the other? Hey, here's an idea: Why not split carries between them? The real question becomes whether the Saints will still try to carry 4 RB's once Reggie and Pierre return to the lineup again and who to let go of between Betts and Jones as the 4th back...

dizzle88 10-18-2010 10:39 AM

I gotta say Pierre, Ivory is a stud not taking that away from him. However Pierre is the man we have relied on for the past 2 years, and you can always rely on him to come through in big game situations. Ivory is more of a bell cow back i believe, thinking that he can handle a load. But ya gotta give pierre the carries cuz he makes special things happen/
Then ya add Bush in there, split him out at WR, run a couple of fake end arounds whilst giving it up the gut to pierre and ivory, then give it to bush on the end around and let him work his magic.

TheOak 10-18-2010 10:40 AM

Moderator please correct the spelling in my poll. should be performing not preforming. I can not find the Edit Poll button.

To realheavyd:
Because there is no fun in the easy road. This makes you think.

TheOak 10-18-2010 10:44 AM

Regardless of how this turns out. I think once everyone is healthy Ivory will make us dominant once again. Even if it is Ivory , Thomas, and Bush...

It has taken me a while to adjust my way of thinking but I do fell it is the way Champions are made. What was done last year or for the last 5 years does not help us this year. Thomas needs to do something this year. I have no loyalty to players, only the Team.

BTW Thomas's numbers were when everyone was healthy!

|Mitch| 10-18-2010 10:45 AM

I'm thinking they will split time between them, and giving Bush the usual occasional carry. Switching between who[P.T., Bush, Ivory] gets the majority of the work game to game, that'll keep those defensive coordinators guessing.

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