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Just giving you all some feedback on Sproles.

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; First off, 4 years for 14 mil... I think that's a great signing for you guys! I saw all of his home games (so far). We ALL liked him from the very beginning in 2005. Unfortunately, he had that season ...

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:58 AM   #1
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Just giving you all some feedback on Sproles.

First off, 4 years for 14 mil... I think that's a great signing for you guys!

I saw all of his home games (so far). We ALL liked him from the very beginning in 2005. Unfortunately, he had that season ending injury in the preseason of 2006 that kept him beched for the entire season.
After that, he returned with a vengeance! He was a demon on Special Teams and came in handy as a running back and receiver. I have some favorite moments of Sproles. Two in particular are in the 2007 playoffs in Indianapolis when a short pass lead to a touchdown. The other is the game winning run in the playoffs against the Colts.

Though last season, he was terrible. I think we overpaid him. Too many fumbles for a guy that was making 6 million. To the point where he lost his starting position as kickoff/punt returner. I won't miss him at all this season.

Anyway... I hope he can regain what he had with you guys and even more. Here's to a great season!

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Old 08-01-2011, 03:45 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by BOLTS4LIFE View Post
Though last season, he was terrible. I think we overpaid him. Too many fumbles for a guy that was making 6 million. To the point where he lost his starting position as kickoff/punt returner. I won't miss him at all this season.
Uhhh thats not really what I wanted to hear...
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Thanks Bolt,
His stats are better than reggies though. All RB have bad fumbling years glad to hear it was when he was on your team,lol

all in all though if you look at reggie stats and durability vs sproles , Spoles is a definite upgrade and fumbles less, and your OL has not been near as good as ours since 2006. I think sproles will perform even better than when he was a charger, because he has better protection from the OL , better play calling for misdirection , and more weapons, so he will not be seen as the weapon he was in charger country, and will have LB's trying to cover him.
Plus spoles is still young and has only 249 attempts to reggaes 524 attempt in the NFL, so he's hardly been used, my guess is they really didn't know how to use him, but we are brilliant at using scat backs in N.O. , he will fit nicely.

but thanks for the insight.


Spoles
Darren Sproles NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
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Reggie Bush NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com

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Originally Posted by pherein View Post
Thanks Bolt,
His stats are better than reggies though. All RB have bad fumbling years glad to hear it was when he was on your team,lol

all in all though if you look at reggie stats and durability vs sproles , Spoles is a definite upgrade and fumbles less, and your OL has not been near as good as ours since 2006. I think sproles will perform even better than when he was a charger, because he has better protection from the OL , better play calling for misdirection , and more weapons, so he will not be seen as the weapon he was in charger country, and will have LB's trying to cover him.
Plus spoles is still young and has only 249 attempts to reggaes 524 attempt in the NFL, so he's hardly been used, my guess is they really didn't know how to use him, but we are brilliant at using scat backs in N.O. , he will fit nicely.

but thanks for the insight.


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This is wishful thinking. If Sproles is Reggie Bush who tends to fumble a lot, I think Saints fans will turn on him soon enough.
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So you're saying Sproles had a one down year (last year) and you're already glad he's gone?

The guy averages 5.3yd per carry and almost 9yds per reception and you "Won't miss him"???

Speaking of 'overpaying' - he sure kicked Ryan Mathews butt.
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This is wishful thinking. If Sproles is Reggie Bush who tends to fumble a lot, I think Saints fans will turn on him soon enough.
Agreed. Its after all a what have you done for me lately business.
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If you think Sproles had fumble problems then you would hate Reggie Bush.
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If you think Sproles had fumble problems then you would hate Reggie Bush.
3 fumbles last year... THREE. He's lost 6 in three years.
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We'll be way better off with Sproles than Bush.

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And Sproles has one more year under his belt than Bush. The problem with Bush is that it is all mental! His mental lapses when carrying the ball is horrible. Watch tape and you see how he carries on PR especially. When crowd gets near him he has the ball away from his body when you are suppose to have it next to you. The way he dances allows for players to come from behind and knock the ball out with ease. If he is mentally out of the game we are done. We are so much better off with Sproles.
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Well he could be hitting the news next month, punt return against packs?
He will be a great special teams player...better then bush.
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