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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; There seems to be a tad more attention placed to Sproles in this last game. Are the Saints using him too much now? Other than Jimmy "The Soul", most other Saints on offense were almost eerily quiet. He is a ...

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Old 10-10-2011, 09:46 AM   #1
 
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Sproles Used a Bit Too Much?

There seems to be a tad more attention placed to Sproles in this last game. Are the Saints using him too much now? Other than Jimmy "The Soul", most other Saints on offense were almost eerily quiet. He is a little guy after all.... can he last the season like this?
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He makes plays..when Ivory comes back ..he will get a rest.
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Perhaps a bit too much. They seem to be keying on him a bit more. In any case, PT still looks like the man. It's a long season.
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I don't think he's being over utilized. 16 touches 91 yards on offense. As long as he remains productive, we continue finding him his touches. They rotate Ingram, Sproles, and Thomas constantly... none of them should be tired or worn out by season's end. I bet if you asked all of them, if anything, each would want more touches then they're getting.
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I don't think any of our RBs are being utilized too much. It's great to have a three RB rotation, but at the same time I think it may be hard for these guys to get into a rythym when they are not touching the ball as often. It preserves energy, but the rythym could be diminished. I'm happy either way as long as we keep winning.
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In my opinion, we should give PT more touches. I miss the guy =(
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Hell no use the man. It's like saying brees throws to much. You put the ball in the playmakers hands.
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I think so to I feel we shouldn't play so many mind games. I think if going to go for it on 3rd and one use your power back.
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in a word.... YES!! WAY TOO MUCH!! It is becoming obvious.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:08 AM   #10
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in a word.... YES!! WAY TOO MUCH!! It is becoming obvious.
that's kind of how i felt about jimmy graham...right towards the end (and the pick) it looked like drew was telegraphing it and just going to him too much. the dude makes plays but he can't make EVERY play.

i guess, though, that IF it ever became too much (really) drew would realize it and go to one of our other 500 weapons. i trust em, but just an observation.
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