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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Saints FB Jed Collins finished the 2011 season as Pro Football Focus' top-rated lead blocker in the league. Collins is best known to fantasy leaguers for vulturing four short-yardage touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving) from Mark Ingram et al, but ...

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Old 02-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Collins top rated lead blocker in league

Saints FB Jed Collins finished the 2011 season as Pro Football Focus' top-rated lead blocker in the league.

Collins is best known to fantasy leaguers for vulturing four short-yardage touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving) from Mark Ingram et al, but he was a battering ram for New Orleans. The Saints' team yards-per-carry average leaped from 4.0 (22nd in the NFL) in 2010 to 4.9 (fourth) in 2011. In terms of all-around performance, Pro Football Focus rated only Vonta Leach higher among fullbacks. Leach got an All-Pro nod. Collins got nada.

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Old 02-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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I love Jed Collins. This guy showed his potential right off the bat. I love the fact that the Saints are a pass first team but we have a severely underrated fullback who will only continue to bolster our running game. Not to mention the fact that he has proven to be a receiving threat... as much as a fullback can be.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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Big Fan of Jed Collins. This great to see.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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Jedidiah Gabriel Collins

Jedidiah... that just sounds really cool, and any name you can spell Jedi with is obviously superior to all others.
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Jedidiah Gabriel Collins

Jedidiah... that just sounds really cool, and any name you can spell Jedi with is obviously superior to all others.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:19 AM   #6
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Monday night football when they introduce themselves in the starting lineup

I thought who is jedidiah? Then I watched the dude block and man.....remember when we thought Heath Evans was the FB for the future, Jed is the man
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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I admit that after pre-season I thought they would just go with Hall playing both the FB and in the ST unit, and only use 1 roster spot for a FB.

Also, I thought that they should've tried to sign Vonta Leach, who openly stated in an interview that he wanted to come to NO. Of course, I don't know if they tried to sign him, but found his price tag too high.

I didn't think Collins would end up being as good as he was with the background he had of being shown the door all around the NFL - so I have to admit I was wrong about that.

But, I still think that Leach is a much better run blocking FB than Collins, and with a weaker O-Line to work with - he wouldn't have had the season he did.

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #8
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I was very pleased with his performance. I'm a big fan of him now
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #9
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Jedidiah Gabriel Collins

Jedidiah... that just sounds really cool, and any name you can spell Jedi with is obviously superior to all others.



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Old 02-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #10
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