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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I have a feeling this discussion want take place next year, we don't have a 1'st round pick..........

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Old 10-25-2011, 08:22 AM   #61
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I have a feeling this discussion want take place next year, we don't have a 1'st round pick.......
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:58 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Belair57 View Post
2011 Pick 28 Mark Ingram, Jr., RB Alabama

"When you consider the premium on draft picks after the changes in the CBA, and the cache given to New England to get him; the low YPC and failed conversions on short yardage situations, he's disappointing and underwhelming; nothing like what Saints Nation was sold on...Jury asks to be excused as their Grandma is sick; you were supposed to be the Rookie Offensive Player of the Year, not the guy from Auburn..."

our O line SUCKS CAAACK. blame it on them.
I actually agree with your last comment. A lot of a running back's success is dependent on the play of the offensive line, and to be frank, ours has been underwhelming this season. They are not getting a good push, and that makes it hard for any back to find space. I think Ingram runs hard and has made some good plays... but he's sharing carries with two other guys, plays in a pass happy offense, and is running behind an underachieving OL.

Also, remember that these Saints teams have been, for the most part, drafting in the later part of the first round because we've been a good team. Rookies often don't step into winning teams and start... or at least it's less common. The fact that these young cats got drafted into a playoff team one-year removed from a Super Bowl win, and are contributing, is impressive. It's a little different than going to the Jaguars or Seahawks and contributing.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:35 PM   #63
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I actually agree with your last comment. A lot of a running back's success is dependent on the play of the offensive line, and to be frank, ours has been underwhelming this season.
I agree 1000%. There ARE exceptions of course. Barry Sanders would have been (and was) good almost in spite of the O-Line at times, but generally speaking, a back will go as the line goes. We have some damn good RBs and an underachieving O-Line.
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