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Could Chris Ivory's Fumbling Cost Him a Roster Spot?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Crusader Agreed, he is the only "imma run ya a$$ over" RB on the roster right now. And no matter how 'multi-faceted' or 'explosive' the offense may be, having a guy to do that for the third ...

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #31
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Re: Could Chris Ivory's Fumbling Cost Him a Roster Spot?

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Agreed, he is the only "imma run ya a$$ over" RB on the roster right now.
And no matter how 'multi-faceted' or 'explosive' the offense may be, having a guy to do that for the third and fourth quarters when we have the lead is essential. Smash mouth, bowling ball, "3 yards and a cloud of dust" SEC-style running closes out games, runs clock, and forces the opponent to take offensive risks, which if we're clinging to a lead in GB or NY may be the facet that our offense requires. I know Eli is 'clutch' (Or is simply a lucky mfer; I know, neither here nor there) but the percentages go way down the more he throws that long ball at the end of games.

In short I hate Ivory's "glass-like" injury history, but what he brings to the table is kinda unique on our squad, no matter how versatile Cadet is.

That being said I voted for Cadet (he's got those 'in-tangerines,' or what-have-you) anyway cause if we found one bruiser as an UDFA, what with our track record, something tells me we can find another
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #32
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Re: Could Chris Ivory's Fumbling Cost Him a Roster Spot?

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And no matter how 'multi-faceted' or 'explosive' the offense may be, having a guy to do that for the third and fourth quarters when we have the lead is essential. Smash mouth, bowling ball, "3 yards and a cloud of dust" SEC-style running closes out games, runs clock, and forces the opponent to take offensive risks, which if we're clinging to a lead in GB or NY may be the facet that our offense requires.
I'm not sure that applies to today's NFL anymore, and certainly not to our team.

Drew having 5 lethal options on every play trumps that 3yards of dust mentality of the 70's. Not to mention we don't have the power-run offensive line to play smashmouth.

With our current offense, I'll take Pierre Thomas or Mark Ingram to close out a game over a one-dimensional power back.
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