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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by poydras We'll miss Reggie's leadership. LMAO...Good one.......

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #11
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We'll miss Reggie's leadership.
LMAO...Good one....
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
I'll never understand why people dislike Reggie. If nothing else, I'll remember how he stepped up in that playoff game against arizona. We went to the NFC championship twice won a Super Bowl with him, let's see how many we play in and win without him.
I Loved and Hated Reggie.

He is just too damn inconsistent and fragile.
It was maddening!
I will take consistently very good and healthy over occasionally great and sporadically healthy any day.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:39 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
I'll never understand why people dislike Reggie. If nothing else, I'll remember how he stepped up in that playoff game against arizona. We went to the NFC championship twice won a Super Bowl with him, let's see how many we play in and win without him.
The bar was set really high for him - "once in a lifetime" - "greatest talent of his generation"...

He was a really good Slot-Back with a special skill set that demanded at the NFL level he be out in space with the ball...

His rookie season showed that; but trying to force the issue at running back was not so good...

The announcement that the Saints were going to have a chance to draft Reggie changed a city in a deep depression post-flood...

We "Thank Him for His Contribution" and we move on...

Now we find out what Sproles has left in the tank, pray he protects the ball, and move on to putting the team together for a Lombardi Run...

Bashing Reggie is gonna make for Bad Karma...
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:40 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by poydras View Post
I'll never understand why people dislike Reggie. If nothing else, I'll remember how he stepped up in that playoff game against arizona. We went to the NFC championship twice won a Super Bowl with him, let's see how many we play in and win without him.
To me...Reggie is one of those guys that winning seems to follow. It will also be interesting to see what happens in Miami.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #15
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I'll never understand why people dislike Reggie. If nothing else, I'll remember how he stepped up in that playoff game against arizona. We went to the NFC championship twice won a Super Bowl with him, let's see how many we play in and win without him.
it's almost like you're hoping we don't make the nfccg or the superbowl just so you can prove your point. reggie was a piece of the puzzle. he wasn't the only reason we had that success.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #16
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Yes; if nothing else, we're going to see who is at fault with all the injuries. At one time last year, ALL FOUR of our starting backs were injured and on the sidelines. Chris Ivory finished a game on the field and was then listed as injured and unable to play the following day. What did he do? Fall in the shower or what? If Reggie gets all the carries that the fish seem to think and plays the whole year uninjured, it will be an indictment against our training staff.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:49 AM   #17
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it's almost like you're hoping we don't make the nfccg or the superbowl just so you can prove your point. reggie was a piece of the puzzle. he wasn't the only reason we had that success.
That's an unfair assessment. I've had Saints season tickets since the 80s. I've seen lots of my heroes come and go. While I appreciate Reggie coming here and contributing in whatever way people think he contributed; I'm a Saints fan, not a Reggie fan.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:01 AM   #18
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Yes; if nothing else, we're going to see who is at fault with all the injuries. At one time last year, ALL FOUR of our starting backs were injured and on the sidelines. Chris Ivory finished a game on the field and was then listed as injured and unable to play the following day. What did he do? Fall in the shower or what? If Reggie gets all the carries that the fish seem to think and plays the whole year uninjured, it will be an indictment against our training staff.
You bring up a good point...

Already, since the Ivory hernia sx, several reporters have said in their video logs that they may have to ask Coach Payton about the recurrence of certain injuries; one such example is the sports hernia; I believe so far Vilma, Smith, Stinchcomb, Greer, Henderson, Ivory; as well as former players Shockey, Young and Brown...
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #19
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I'm a fan of Reggie. He was fun to watch play and contributed quite a bit to our Superbowl run. I hope he does well with the Fins. He was great in certain roles, but not in others. He was great coming out of the backfield catching screen or dump offs. I didn't find his special teams performances that great overall. He was wonderful with the trick and off direction plays whether or not he was the one with the ball. He was not an in between the tackles runner and his injury problems really went up when he started trying to prove that he was. Ten yards and then out of bounds was his best contribution. He gained yards and stayed healthy. Sproles can do the things Reggie did, plus can do the between the tackles kind of run. Some of his best years were when he had LT with him. Now he's back with some kick assed feature backs. He could have the kind of year that puts any of Bush's to shame.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:02 PM   #20
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It isn't hating on Reggie because we think Sproles will be a better and more effective player for us.
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