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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; After the Reggie Bush trade do you guys think we should sign another RB to replace him and who would u like to see in a Saints uniform? I'm hoping we can go after Ricky Williams....

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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Should we sign another running back?

After the Reggie Bush trade do you guys think we should sign another RB to replace him and who would u like to see in a Saints uniform? I'm hoping we can go after Ricky Williams.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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I'm all for getting Ricky Back because I think he still brings something to the table. However he wouldn't stick out among our backs and probably be 4th string at best.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:52 AM   #3
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I honestly think we should look at back that can do what reegie could. Darren Sporles, or LT.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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We have 5-6 backs on the roster as is; Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas can run the screen game. I don't think we need to try and look for a Bush replacement, let the backs run a more traditional running game and get Graham the ball a few more times a game.
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I really like CJ Gable. When he was healthy, I always thought he was their best back. Recruiting multiple 5 star running backs and injuries certainly didn't help his cause there... but I think he can be another find for us. We've had some good luck with UDFA running backs.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:59 AM   #6
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I think we may be good on RB's if and it's a big if they all are healthy.
How's Ivory and Pierre after surgery? Will Hamilton be healthy? I believe Ingram will be fine. Would like to see what Joique Bell can do in camp and preseason. Could be another find from a small college.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:07 AM   #7
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I think we may be good on RB's if and it's a big if they all are healthy.
How's Ivory and Pierre after surgery? Will Hamilton be healthy? I believe Ingram will be fine. Would like to see what Joique Bell can do in camp and preseason. Could be another find from a small college.
Yep...and Reggie knew this...we should've all known...the second the announced Mark Ingram's name.

I mean...it it conceivable that Ingram could be the next "insert whoever here".

You have to be wondering in the back of your head how the Ivory situation is going to unfold...and you know exactly what you got with PT. With Moore back for sure along with Colston, Devery, Meach, this Graham kid emerging, etc...I think we still might be able to trick a few people.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #8
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Somebody with a different skill set. PT, Ingram, Ivory, Hamilton are traditionalist, pick-a-hole, turn-it-up, break-a-tackle, and get-some-yards. We should try to find a change of pace guy real cheap. A scat-back type that can run the check down slant with a linebacker trailing. Camp will be full of young bodies. Maybe we've already got our diamond in the rough, even a return guy.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #9
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Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on 7/27/2011…Had 1,566 rushing yards in his four-year career with the Trojans in 41 games, with four 100-yard performances. He also had 1,196 career kickoff return yards…Played in 13 games as a senior and carried 53 times for 270 yards (4.8 avg.) with one TD, making two receptions for four yards and returning seven kickoffs for 186 yards (26.6 avg.)…As a junior in 2009, appeared in 12 games and ran for 102 yards on 24 carries (4.2 avg.), caught a two-yard pass and was USC’s top kickoff returner with 19 runbacks for 348 yards (18.3 avg.)…As a redshirt sophomore in 2008, appeared in 13 games with 11 starts and rushed for 617 yards on 107 carries (5.8 avg.) with eight TDs, had six receptions for 62 yards (10.3 avg.) with one TD and seven kickoff returns for 196 yards (28.0 avg.) with a TD…Appeared in three games with two starts in 2007 before being redshirted due to an abdomen injury, where he ran for 143 yards on 13 carries (11.0 avg.), caught an eight-yard pass for a TD and returned two kickoffs for 34 yards (17.0 avg.)…Became the first USC true freshman to start an opener at tailback, appearing in 13 games, opening five, ranking third on the team in rushing with 111 carries for 434 yards (3.9 avg.), nine receptions for 90 yards and 16 kickoff returns for 431 yards (27.0 avg.), as he was a Sporting News Freshman All-American honorable mention (at TB and KR), All-Pac-10 honorable mention (KR) and Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman first team (TB and KR)…Graduated with a degree in Sociology…Prepped at Sylmar (Calif.) HS where he was a Parade All-American as a senior, rushing for 2,298 yards on 209 carries with 34 TDs and making 19 grabs for 360 yards (18.9 avg.)…Born Oct. 19, 1987.

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:25 AM   #10
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yeah, Ingram.
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