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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Budsdrinker We had to take a RB in the draft because of the uncertainty of both PT and Ivory coming off of their injuries. Ivory's Lis franc injury is a difficult one to come back from and ...

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Budsdrinker View Post
We had to take a RB in the draft because of the uncertainty of both PT and Ivory coming off of their injuries. Ivory's Lis franc injury is a difficult one to come back from and PT's return from ankle surgery wasn't a sure thing either. And Sproles was picked up after the draft and everybody knew Reggie wouldn't restructure so it wasn't a wasted pick. It was needed.
Good Point - We literally ran out of running backs in the playoff game by the second half...
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Memnoch_TP View Post
Well, I have to go with "yes". Not that he has been bad, and he hasn't been used enough for me to expect him to light up the NFL as a rookie.

But, really, I haven't seen him do anything that 23 or Ivory couldn't do. With all the injuries that we had at RB last year, I understand the pickup, but once we got the great addition of Sproles taking Ingram was really kind of a waste of a pick.

I don't think it was a bad decision to take him, especially not being able to recruit due to the lockout, but I don't think it ended up being the best decision. A kick ass linebacker or O-Line help would have done the team a lot more good.

As stated..Ivory is more explosive..sorry...but hey Ivory is a crazy Texan so what can i say....lol
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:29 AM   #33
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I'm happy to have him, but I'm happier to have Ivory healthy than I am having Ingram at all. Fourth-and-one; I'll take Ivory THROUGH linemen if we are going to broadcast our intentions like we did. Hell, Reggie would have Fleur-de-Leap'd over the line!!!

That finale was the BIGGEST letdown for me... I pulled with my buddies' team at the Superbowl last year, but when it came to the Saints vs. the Packers I knew, just KNEW we had the better team.

Well. We didn't.

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:01 AM   #34
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I am not really disappointed in Ingram, but very disappointed in the overall running game. I know the offensive line has had issues this year, but seriously, a better commitment is needed. It looks like the Saints get this and is at least trying to make the effort. Up until a few weeks ago Brees was on pace to throw over 700 passes, right now slightly down to around 674. Still way too much passing. I know the overall running numbers look fine, but I think it's very misleading.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:51 AM   #35
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I'm only disappointed that he hasn't been used more. IMHO Ingram is the type of back that needs 20-25 or even 30 carries a game to be effective. He'll grind and grind and grind and then eventualy break a long one.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:30 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by Budsdrinker View Post
Ingram is doing fine considering we don't commit to the run enough. We had to take a RB in the draft because of the uncertainty of both PT and Ivory coming off of their injuries. Ivory's Lis franc injury is a difficult one to come back from and PT's return from ankle surgery wasn't a sure thing either. And Sproles was picked up after the draft and everybody knew Reggie wouldn't restructure so it wasn't a wasted pick. It was needed.
As I said, I don't think it was a stupid pick given the circumstances. It does seem like a wasted pick though, in hindsight. Ivory's injury COULD have been insurmountable, and 23's ankle COULD have been insurmountable. No one knew we were getting Sproles, and the front office couldn't negotiate with him anyway because of the lockout. All very true, but they were not, they were not, and we did. It seemed like it was needed, but it in all actuality it was not needed.

If we hadn't picked Ingram, the way things turned out, we wouldn't miss him in the least. Just look at the last game. We lose our 1st round rookie stud Heisman trophy winning running back to injury, no one in the fan base or the organization bat an eye, and we go on to rush for almost 200 yards without him. It wasn't a bad decision, but I don't think it ended up being the right decision.

Having Ingram does greatly improve our depth, but we wouldn't be a worse team without him, and we could be a better team with a top notch 1st round rookie stud LB or OL. So I'm not disappointed in him, or in the FO, but I am disappointed in the way the situation ended up because we have a 1st round RB who is 3rd on the depth chart and may not even be better than the 4th stringer.

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Originally Posted by Memnoch_TP View Post
As I said, I don't think it was a stupid pick given the circumstances. It does seem like a wasted pick though, in hindsight. Ivory's injury COULD have been insurmountable, and 23's ankle COULD have been insurmountable. No one knew we were getting Sproles, and the front office couldn't negotiate with him anyway because of the lockout. All very true, but they were not, they were not, and we did. It seemed like it was needed, but it in all actuality it was not needed.

If we hadn't picked Ingram, the way things turned out, we wouldn't miss him in the least. Just look at the last game. We lose our 1st round rookie stud Heisman trophy winning running back to injury, no one in the fan base or the organization bat an eye, and we go on to rush for almost 200 yards without him. It wasn't a bad decision, but I don't think it ended up being the right decision.

Having Ingram does greatly improve our depth, but we wouldn't be a worse team without him, and we could be a better team with a top notch 1st round rookie stud LB or OL. So I'm not disappointed in him, or in the FO, but I am disappointed in the way the situation ended up because we have a 1st round RB who is 3rd on the depth chart and may not even be better than the 4th stringer.
Dude, you made a great point about the Saints needing a running back in the draft - don't back down...

The topic of Ingram being a disappointment is one that is getting debated; I took the position that his production and numbers are disappointing...

As one poster pointed out - he has lead the league in 3/4 down conversions which has been critical to their success...

It's just that with the opportunities as a rookie he's had and in a prolific offense like this, where no teams are really stacking the box, you'd expect a few more scores and more yards in the stat columns...

As a first round+ pick, he's starting and producing albeit slowly, which is what I expect a first round pick to do...

Until his injury, I did see him start to make adjustments during plays to get those extra yards; I believe he'll get better...

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:30 AM   #38
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I think if Ivory would start the game with P.T. or Sproles to start wearing the defense down, then P.T. and Sproles do their thing until the end of the 3rd,then bring Ivory and Ingram in to finish the opposing defense would ans should be wore out if not by mid 3rd then the start of the 4th. I feel we actually could have the best run in the entire league. Ingram could definatly be a closer in his rookie year. Some thoughts please?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:15 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by Memnoch_TP View Post
Sorry JP, but if he is only a fantasy disappointment if you don't know much about fantasy football. With 23 and Sproles, the eventual return of Ivory, and the propensity of the Saints to pass and the quality of our receivers plus the emergence of Graham... No, Ingram is doing better than I thought he would, but he should not have been drafted by anyone.
From a fantasy perspective, he's been disappointing only for those who overrated and over drafted him. I saw people take him as early as the end of the 3rd round and his ranking was right around the 5th round... which was absurd. As you pointed out, in the type of offense we run and the constant rotation of personnel, he was a big gamble and risk to produce anywhere close to tier 2 RB production. If one was thinking with his head on straight, that's not where you gamble that early in a fantasy draft.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:43 AM   #40
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To me, Ingram looks like a Ricky Williams type runner. Keep feeding him the rock and he will eventually do great things... IF he can stay healthy.
Unfortunately, he is not healthy and they do not feed him the rock.
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