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RockyMountainSaint 08-10-2011 01:52 PM

Darren Sproles key to revamped Saints running game
 
METAIRIE, La. Reggie Bush is gone, ostensibly to burnish the Miami Dolphins' offense and build his brand in South Beach. The New Orleans Saints are not crying in their crawfish ettoufee. Hardly they believe their newly customized backfield is reason for Mardi Gras-like celebration in August.
more:
Darren Sproles key to revamped Saints running game - USATODAY.com

homerj07 08-10-2011 09:00 PM

I'm taking bets with Fins fans on how many games before he is injured. Consensus seems to be 4 games.

Memnoch_TP 08-10-2011 09:21 PM

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He did and, and as Xs and Ox expert Payton said, "I recognize that plays are important but the players are more important."
I didn't realize Payton was an expert on Oxen. The man has no limits!

papz 08-10-2011 09:30 PM

I love the fact there's no egos in our backfield and we should never hear anyone crying about touches. At Bama, Ingram had Richardson. PT had Bush and Ivory. Sproles had LT, Matthews, and Tolbert. Lots of depth and talent back there... if we're healthy, I believe we could be one of the best rushing teams in the league. Keep 'em fresh and pounding the rock... put those big boys in front of them to use.

Crusader 08-11-2011 02:55 AM

That article is all good and dandy but I still thing Ingram will be the biggest difference maker in the backfield.

saintsfan1976 08-11-2011 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 317950)
That article is all good and dandy but I still thing Ingram will be the biggest difference maker in the backfield.

"Health" will be the biggest difference in our backfield.

Danno 08-11-2011 07:26 AM

Personally I think our run game will be very good with or without Darren Sproles. He simply adds another dimension.

With all the weapons we have he isn't necessary for our run game to be a success. Ingram, PT, Ivory (when healthy) and a side dish of Bell will give teams fits as is.

crawgator 08-11-2011 10:56 AM

Key to a good running team is a good O- line... we have that with some depth, Monsters up the middle which will open up holes for for our backs.. then with Sproles doing his thing gonna loosen up the corners. Then as J. Madden would put it Bam with our receivers burning them deep... And I'm not saying this because Reggie's gone... but our offense is better this year...

GEAUX SAINTS1111

alexonfyre 08-11-2011 11:44 AM

You know what would be awesome? If each player's contract incentives were based on how the Saints overall running game did instead of each individual, create a Band of Brothers back there and we will get 3000+ rushing yards per season out of those 4.

73Saint 08-11-2011 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by homerj07 (Post 317882)
I'm taking bets with Fins fans on how many games before he is injured. Consensus seems to be 4 games.


Reggie won't get injured now...He's on natural grass ;-)


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