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Sproles Used a Bit Too Much?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Too much? Maybe, Sproles definitely seems to get some plays to him that would seem to be more appropriate for PT. Balance is a necessity and it will get better, Ivory or not....

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Old 10-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #21
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Too much? Maybe, Sproles definitely seems to get some plays to him that would seem to be more appropriate for PT. Balance is a necessity and it will get better, Ivory or not.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #22
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SmashMouth, I was actually thinking the same exact thing when I was watching the game. I love Sproles, don't get me wrong, but I think he's best utilized when he's the change of pace back. I felt like we were trying to make hi our number one RB option, running him up the middle quite a bit, and it doesn't make much sense to me.

The big thing is that I thought we got focused only on Sproles and Graham in the redzone at times on Sunday, instead of just throwing to whoever is open. I guess what I'm trying to say is that we looked like we were forcing it to Sproles, instead of mixing it up with Meachem, Moore, Colston, Ingram, PT, Henderson, and others.

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #23
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Sproles is filling Sean Payton's "in space" option that Reggie used to occupy, and doing a fine job with it. But, PT, IMHO, is still our best short yardage option between the tackles: stronger/bigger than Sproles and has better field vision than Ingram. Payton has a whole lot going on in his head and I think he'll keep stirring the pot so that everybody gets some meat. Predictability definitely won't work in our favor. I would like to see PT's ypc affect on a game with 15-20 touches.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #24
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I do think he was used too much.....but the "Wicked Midget" can flat out run fo sho. No?
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #25
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I would like to see PT's ypc affect on a game with 15-20 touches.
Something a few of us have been calling for years ago. Too bad for him it'll never happen down here... but I doubt you'll hear him complain as we continue to compete for another ring.
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P.T is kewl with his role

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