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Old 07-29-2011, 08:02 AM   #51
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Thomas, Ivory Ingram and Sproles Ok sound good. I love this signing.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:09 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by alleycat_126 View Post
Half the people in this room just forgot about Reggie Bush!!!!

Probably closer to 11/32.... and waning

Reggie s not 'done"... Reggie never took off for more than a game.
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Did AJ Smith just makes us better again LOL
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:18 AM   #55
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Whether Sproles has the skills Bush had/has is not the point. Sproles HAD to be accounted for by a player of speed by the defense. An average linebacker usually got burned; safety allotment made the vertical game work for SD. That aspect especially hurt the Saints last year, when defenses predominantly played cover2/3.

My only complaint about Bush was/is that he didn't have exceptional first step acceleration or hard angle cut ability at top speed. Sproles definitely has that, though not the top end speed.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:19 AM   #56
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When I saw this, I really was a little bit faint. If I had that reaction, the DCs in ATL, TB, and CAR must be catatonic thinking about facing PT23, Ingram, Sproles, and Ivory twice a year.

I think this is the best batch or RBs that I have ever heard or any team having. Yes, that is right, I'm making that statement. BEST BACKFIELD ANYWHERE EVER!
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:45 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by Memnoch_TP View Post
When I saw this, I really was a little bit faint. If I had that reaction, the DCs in ATL, TB, and CAR must be catatonic thinking about facing PT23, Ingram, Sproles, and Ivory twice a year.

I think this is the best batch or RBs that I have ever heard or any team having. Yes, that is right, I'm making that statement. BEST BACKFIELD ANYWHERE EVER!
It's a good batch on paper, There are concerns however. Are they going to be able to stay healthy? Will Ingram get going early? And Sproles, from the Charger fans he's respected but even they admit he's not the man from 2 years ago. As long as the Saints don't find themselves in the revolving door of RB's like last season though the run game should be much improved and that's all Brees needs to open things up.
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Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
It's a good batch on paper, There are concerns however. Are they going to be able to stay healthy? Will Ingram get going early? And Sproles, from the Charger fans he's respected but even they admit he's not the man from 2 years ago. As long as the Saints don't find themselves in the revolving door of RB's like last season though the run game should be much improved and that's all Brees needs to open things up.
True, he's got some negatives for sure, but the positives greatly outweigh them.

From what I've read on the Bolts' board...
He fumbles as much or more than Bush does
He's a good KR, but only an average PR
He's still only a 7-10 touch per game player

We brought him in to be the change of pace scat back and return guy.

It does look like he's going to be asked to do almost the exact same things Reggie did.

For comparisons...

Sproles / Bush

Yards per carry - 4.6 / 4.0
Yards per catch - 9.6 / 7.3
Yards per PR - 8.2 / 7.8
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I'll take sproles any day.

The big difference is Sproles will make a cut at full speed and GO.

Bush makes a cut wait, go this way, no wait I need to go this way, no wait I'll go that way, no let me go back 6 yards to get one and cut this way. Dang tacked by a guys finger.
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