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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Bye week, nothing else to do but spark up some good convo!!! Two part question. I understand as the saying goes four in the hand (four Rbs), beats two in the bush (a Reggie Bush lol) but are we oversaturated ...

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Old 11-20-2011, 06:57 AM   #1
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Do we even have a thousand yard rusher in the bunch!!!!

Bye week, nothing else to do but spark up some good convo!!! Two part question. I understand as the saying goes four in the hand (four Rbs), beats two in the bush (a Reggie Bush lol) but are we oversaturated at the position. If you were forced to pair down to only two running backs which two do you think would be the best options, do you think we have a hundred yard rusher in the bunch.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:19 AM   #2
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Well, I would think Sproles and PT. I think PT is capable of getting the yardage you are talking about. But with that said, any of our backs are capable of getting that yardage if they were the featured back. Your header said thousand but your post sadi hundred.
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Forced to take only two of our running backs?

Sproles & Ingram are the two I'd pick... Sproles because of the yards he is putting up and his versatility, Ingram because he is young and has massive potential...
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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For me it would be P.T. and Ivory, P.T is our best all around back by far, Ivory the most physical, that makes them a good tandem. I also think if we were a run team those 2 would be able to reach more than 1000 each. I love Sproles, he has fit Paytons scheme perfectly, I just don't know about a feature back, thats a lot of carries during the year, and as Mitch stated about Ingram that he is young and has massive potential I have not seen the field vision or the pure power he has to make a fair judgement on him. This is a good question, thanks for asking alleycat 126 really makes 1 think.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:58 AM   #5
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Since I'd keep three, it would be PT, DS & MI. Ivory is always injured and you can't play RB from the sideline.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:20 AM   #6
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PT and Sproles. However, I think that this offense needs a good blocking rb, and as good as these two are, a modern offense needs 3, so MI has to be in the mix, he's the better pass blocker.
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Well....lol...Ivory had 716 yards on 137 att.. last year in 12 games for a 5.2 yard avg...


This year P.T is avg 4.7 yards a pop

Ingram is avg 3.7 yards a pop.....so P.T and Ivory might be the closest to a thousand yard rusher we have RIGHT now..
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:07 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by strato View Post
Well....lol...Ivory had 716 yards on 137 att.. last year in 12 games for a 5.2 yard avg...


This year P.T is avg 4.7 yards a pop

Ingram is avg 3.7 yards a pop.....so P.T and Ivory might be the closest to a thousand yard rusher we have RIGHT now..
Ingram's stats are skewed by his short yardage opportunities. Those are tough yards.

I do think that his pad level is off. He loses momentum upon contact. He needs to study the master of pad level: Pierre Thomas!
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:20 AM   #10
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Well I think either Sproles or Thomas can be 1000 yard rushers if we wanted it to happen.

At the mo' Sproles is giving 6.8 yards a pop and Thomas 4.7 yards a pop.

Taking Thomas - that would mean "only" 14 carries a game. And in our offense, that should work because any defense would know what Brees would do if they went heavy on rush defense.

BTW - a crazy ting I do is have a look at averages taking away the long play. For Sproles we still have a massive 6.2 yards a pop, and for Thomas 4.3 yards a pop. So give Thomas a workload of 15 carries a game and he is still your 1000 yard rusher.


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