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PT needs to be our Feature back!!

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno He already is. Am I missing something? He isn't the feature back. He starts but we go with run by commitee. He should get the ball everytime we run other than when he is getting a ...

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:15 PM   #11
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Re: PT needs to be our Feature back!!

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He already is. Am I missing something?
He isn't the feature back. He starts but we go with run by commitee. He should get the ball everytime we run other than when he is getting a breather.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:21 PM   #12
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I'll rephrase then- PT needs to get the ball more!! The split carries sucks! I'm think teh other back come in to give PT a breather and that's it. I won't write off Ingram because who knows what he could do if he got the ball more than 4 times a game.
I'll agree with that. But PT didn't do any better than Mark the last two games and didn't do much tonight until the 4th quarter.

The still both ended up with about the same average rushing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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I was screaming at the Television to leave him in the game - just before the play he lost his helmet.

I scared the dogs...

It looked like he was getting into a rhythm.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #14
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I say feed him the rock and let him get those hard yards, it helps to set up the screen and maybe it'll get ingram more involved.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:51 PM   #15
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Re: PT needs to be our Feature back!!

Committing to the run tonight was so huge. I loved it.

What our play callers don't seem to keep in mind is that even if we're only getting 2 yards/play, running the ball starts to wear-down d-lines.

If we would keep pounding the ball with PT and Ingram maybe we could actually get Drew some time to throw long balls instead of having to rush the short throws that wind up getting picked...
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #16
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Re: PT needs to be our Feature back!!

RB's have to get into a groove. It often takes them 10 to 15 carries to find their rythym. We gotta run early and often.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:27 AM   #17
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Pierre Thomas is the guy that if you really need to, you can put the whole team on his shoulders, and he will CARRY THEM DOWN THE FIELD , for a little while. If you give him the ball he can TAKE A GAME OVER, for a drive or two drives, and I think the non-Payton coaches FINALLY remembered that tonight. It wasn't really number of carries, or that he wore the defense down, or even that he is really THAT good -- it was that Pierre TOOK **** OVER and became untackle-able, when they fed him the ball.

It's not a stat I can point to, concretely, but I felt like there were a lot less of the "panicky" or "jittery" pass/pass/pass 3 and outs tonight, when we were behind. There were some, in the game, but once Pierre got involved, passing and running, things really calmed down. It's kinda what I had been waiting for.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #18
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You would think that the guy we drafted by trading back in the first round a couple of years ago would be our starting RB by now. We all know who that is. As far as PT goes, he has been the best RB so far.
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I think those carries that PT got down the stretch is what really broke down the Chargers defense. He may not have been getting large bulks of yards, but he was grinding them down with some of the toughest runs I've seen from a Saints back since Deuce was healthy. That last long drive the Saints put up had the Chargers offense on the sideline seething and they were there long enough to have to think about what they needed to do to come back and win (which isn't always a good thing). It also gave the Saints defense time to rest up so they could get on the field and pin their ears back in getting after Rivers. When the Chargers got back on offense, they had penalties that hurt them and you could tell they weren't playing with their heads on straight because they were looking for penalties against the Saints every single play. PT's runs, Drew's timely passes, and protecting the football on that last drive were the things that helped finish off the Chargers.

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:22 AM   #20
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We looked our normal selves last night, offense was unpredictable mixing run and pass well

The big screen to Pierre was a huge play, Pierre is crucial to our offense getting going
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