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A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; In a perfect world, the Saints would use 4 RBs on game day. Thomas is obviously entrenched as the starter, along with Sproles. Rotate Ingram with Thomas, and use Ivory on the short stuff, the roll Ingram is currently being ...

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #21
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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

In a perfect world, the Saints would use 4 RBs on game day. Thomas is obviously entrenched as the starter, along with Sproles. Rotate Ingram with Thomas, and use Ivory on the short stuff, the roll Ingram is currently being used in. That to me makes sense, but until Ivory holds on to the ball that will probably not happen. I mean we all know Ivory can get those 3rd and 1 or 2 plays all day long, but factor in the probability of a fumble and it washes that out.
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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

Well, I have eaten my fair share of crow de reaux.

I really think we need to offer Ingram up from trade. I know the front office wants him to work out, I still want him to work out, but it just doesn't seem to be in the cards, folks.

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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

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If you guys don't want Ivory, once again, send him to the Falcons.
Do ya'll have any draft picks left after the Julio Jones trade?
I don't think we need any of your players......we got the only one we wanted. But, thanks for the offer.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:49 PM   #24
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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

PFF had this to say about him earlier in the year when reviewing all teams who see who needed more snaps.

Chris Ivory: +5.2 from 156 snaps

The problem for Ivory is there are three other running backs who could probably handle more snaps. Itís a shame because he has proved over the past two years he can pick up yards, with his 4.4 yards per carry being greatly assisted by forcing 14 missed tackles on his 101 attempts. Ivory may need to move elsewhere to see snaps, but at the very least, he looks like an excellent complement to a feature back at the RB spot.
Meanwhile, they have more or less hammered home that Ingram is disappointment embodied.
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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

Don't forget Loomis has been out since the beginning of the season. These thoughts might be brewing with him right now.

My only defense for Ingram is that how is he supposed to do anything when he's only used in obvious run downs with everyone and their uncle stacked in the box? He's not better than Pierre that's for sure at making things happen and breaking tackles but I think if given some more consistent carries he'd get something going but it hard to sprint in from the sideline every 10th play and be effective.

When Ingram or Sproles comes in you know what play is going to be called before they break the huddle, draw up the middle or a screen (respectively). A little too easy for the MLB to key in on what's going on in those scenarios, and that's Carmichael's fault. He's just not as inventive a play caller as Payton is, plain and simple.

I'd like to see what Cadet could do in the return game and save Sproles some hits coming out of the endzone on kickoffs.
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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

Didn't Deuce primarily play on run downs?
Don't most good backs find a way to get yards on "run downs"
What's being lost is we're still a good offense, Ingram just adds nothing to it.
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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

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Didn't Deuce primarily play on run downs?
Don't most good backs find a way to get yards on "run downs"
What's being lost is we're still a good offense, Ingram just adds nothing to it.
Nope Deuce played on all downs but he was bigger and stronger than Ingram so even when they knew he was running (Eagles playoff game) they couldn't stop him. In fact the knee injury that basically ended Deuce's career was a high screen pass from Drew against the Titans. He wasn't the same after that.
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Re: A statistical look at Saints running backs Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram to try and determine once and for all which one is actually better.

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Things will start to change with Ingram. We're starting to use him more on passing downs which will make defenses drop the safety back in coverage instead of 8 men in the box. Nobody can run effectively with 8 men in the box. And every report I hear this year coming out of practices is that Ivory is fumbling too much during practice, if he can't hold on to the ball in practice he damn sure can't be trusted during a game.
And when was the last time you heard of Ivory fumbling?
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And when was the last time you heard of Ivory fumbling?
The last time Mike D spoke about him practicing, about 2 weeks ago.
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