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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; How has Zach Strief been doing with the amount of time he has been out? Hes doing well. I would say hes on schedule with the MCL. Its good to see him back out there. Hes able to get some ...

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
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How has Zach Strief been doing with the amount of time he has been out?
Hes doing well. I would say hes on schedule with the MCL. Its good to see him back out there. Hes able to get some football work in and today was a big step for him. I feel like hes my neighbor since I see him every morning, afternoon, and evening in the training room. But hes close and well see how this week goes with him.

How do you feel about Mark Ingram coming back based on what you know?
I think with him its day-to-day because really were just dealing with soreness and a bruise. Were dealing with that issue of just the pain and the swelling and those types of things. Its not an ankle sprain. Its the bottom of his heel. I think its day-to-day. I think tomorrow morning we see how hes feeling and we just keep tracking his progress.

If you decide Mark Ingram cant play this week, would you decide to use Chris Ivory?
Yes, I think so. Just think about that though. If Mark couldnt go, wed go into the game with just two halfbacks. Three weeks ago I think we were discussing him and I would say probably for the last two games he would have been healthy and ready to play and certainly is now. The challenges beginning today are getting acclimated to the football specifics. Not only did he take snaps with our offense, but he took a lot of scout-team snaps. The key is just getting into that football shape where hes used to contact and used to doing some of the things regardless of rehab and conditioning that you cant simulate until you play football. Thats the big thing.

Does Chris Ivory fit into the same packages as Mark Ingram?
I dont think you can realistically go into the game and say he could potentially end up with 22 carries or 18 carries. I think you have to monitor that, but there are some of the same things that he does that Mark would be inclined to do, different than if it was Darren (Sproles) or Pierre (Thomas). Well balance the reps out accordingly during the week. Well track where Marks at. Fortunately we have that depth and flexibility with Chris.

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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Glad to hear Strief is back at practice
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:33 AM   #3
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sheeeeeet, Ivory dont need reps of contact...the Rams, need to take reps of the Contact Ivory Delivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:15 PM   #4
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sheeeeeet, Ivory dont need reps of contact...the Rams, need to take reps of the Contact Ivory Delivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHY DIDNT WE PLAY HIM!!!!!!
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WHY DIDNT WE PLAY HIM!!!!!!

We did he had 6 or maybe 7 carries...but we passed on running him more..
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