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His twists and turns and jukes and power rushes, for once, were hailed by a defensive player.

Oh man. Jesus, Saints linebacker responded when asked if Thomas was one of the hardest guys to bring down on first contact.

I mean, were on the sidelines watching it and we started calling how many tackles he was going to break before he touched the ball, Vilma went on. Ill tell you what he was wired for that situation. He did a great job. Hes had a great year. Its really refreshing to see him play his best ball at the end of the year.

Of the Saints running backs during the regular season, Thomas finished with the second-most carries at 110.

But rookie Mark Ingram led the team with 122 before missing the final four games with injury and Chris Ivory had 79 in his six games after returning from the physically unable to perform list.

Saints coach Sean Payton promises Thomas wasnt limited during the season with eyes on the playoffs, though.

I think its a by-product of a rotation, Payton said. I dont think there was a specific pitch count. When you separate Darren (Sproles) and his role, and then you look at Pierre (Thomas) and Mark (Ingram) and Chris (Ivory), I think its kind of handled itself.



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Old 01-09-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
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Its surely a great "PROBLEM" to have........ TOO MANY TALENTED AND EXPLOSIVE BACKS..... Not enough balls to go around,WOW!!!!!!!!
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He has always been a good rb. and underrated by a lot of people, not by me though. He is our best back and has been for years, I'm not taking anything away from the rest of our rb.'s but Thomas is damn good.
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Payton said otherwise in his press conference, but I think Sean was somewhat limiting him in the regular season; saving him for the playoffs
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PT plays with more heart than ive ever seen out of a player, all the tackles he broke vs lions were reminiscent of the tackles he broke vs colts in the superbowl.
Easily our best RB
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PT is the man.

I'm so glad they signed him to a multi year contract.
What a stud.

Can't tackle dat!
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