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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; One trick ponies come up lame in this league very quickly. We have SO many weapons, it seems silly to rely on two to move the chains (Sproles and Graham)...

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Old 10-10-2011, 12:43 PM   #11
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One trick ponies come up lame in this league very quickly.

We have SO many weapons, it seems silly to rely on two to move the chains (Sproles and Graham)
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Moore got a few token catches yesterday, but I felt he was underutilized. Thought for sure he was going to bail us out late.

Yes, I also feel Sproles is becoming the predictable outlet. But I appreciate his contribution!

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I think it depends on whose open..we know Drew spreads the ball around..
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He is the play maker on the ground. He does not make TD's or Yards because someone is or isn't keying on him. He makes them because he is Fkn good!


The ball is not in Manning's hands.... Hows that working out for Indy?

If you see Sproles, Graham, and Colston on the line.... Who are ya keying off of?


Good luck with that!
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I would imagine that, if it seemed they were going to Sproles a tad bit more than usual, it might indicate that they saw something they liked there as a matchup... Probably because Hester and Forte both kinda ran wild against Carolina... and with Ivory out, Sproles is kind of like our Hester AND Forte put together. If we had been playing against another different team, I think you might have seen much less of Sproles.

Also Payton likes to do a thing where if something is working, he keeps doing it repeatedly until you adjust to stop it...which then frees up something else....all of that focusing their attention on Sproles, and GRAHAM, and then Pierre comes in and goes wild on that last drive, with those short passes, and gets the go-ahead touchdown. That whole last drive where Pierre really shined was brilliantly set up by the "over-using" of Sproles and Graham earlier, if you ask me.

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It can change from one game to the next. Someone else in this thread said it's a long season. Spot on. I do wish we'd try and impose our will a bit more, especially the PT, but I don't see where we're using Sproles "too much". That's like saying we're scoring too much.
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Our Running backs are fresh... When Ivory comes back... this team will be loaded!!
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It can change from one game to the next. Someone else in this thread said it's a long season. Spot on. I do wish we'd try and impose our will a bit more, especially the PT, but I don't see where we're using Sproles "too much". That's like saying we're scoring too much.
Right on..we brought the man in to play and he is..with Ingram we have a rookie learning the ropes...and P.T will get his touches...with Sproles he might hit the home run at any minute..

We are not running enough for my liking and that is tiring out our D...I would like more balance ..but we seem to like the pass ...so until we are stopped i guess its a winning formula...and say what we want..but Ivory will also be in the mix later this year..

Balance will come..
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Sproles is doing well and Payton always goes with the hot hand. He spreads it around giving all three backs touches.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:34 PM   #20
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I think each week one of our RB's is the Feature bak and gets the most plays. Last week it was Sproles, this week maybe PT, then Ingram. Get them involved in a full game in a major load capacity.
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