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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This guy does nothing but make good plays out of bad situations. He can run the ball between the tackles as well as anybody, he never goes down easy, he can block, he's great at screens, the guy can do ...

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Pierre Thomas is underused

This guy does nothing but make good plays out of bad situations. He can run the ball between the tackles as well as anybody, he never goes down easy, he can block, he's great at screens, the guy can do it all.

I want to see Ingram succeed just as much as anybody else here, but how long do you continue to pound him into the line for 2-yard gainers when you've got a Pierre Thomas sitting around getting 7 or 8 carries a game?

I am not trying to be a complainer, but it's pretty obvious who the best running back on the team is. I wanna see what PT can do with a workload like he had in 2009.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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PT 9 rush 43 yds

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This guy does nothing but make good plays out of bad situations. He can run the ball between the tackles as well as anybody, he never goes down easy, he can block, he's great at screens, the guy can do it all.

I want to see Ingram succeed just as much as anybody else here, but how long do you continue to pound him into the line for 2-yard gainers when you've got a Pierre Thomas sitting around getting 7 or 8 carries a game?

I am not trying to be a complainer, but it's pretty obvious who the best running back on the team is. I wanna see what PT can do with a workload like he had in 2009.
This running by committee has always been the case. I am as much of a fan of the run PT until he cant breath strategy as you are but he had the same amount of work, got the same amount of carries, yards, as now...... The real problems with running the rock are as follows....

- You gotta want to do it..... You can tell when the Saints have commited to the run because they run the running plays back, to back, to back.... I only saw a back to back running play one time today

- Mark Ingram is not as good as Mike Bell was at ( taking the lowest amount of spell carries and getting the MAX out of them. Big runs, breakaway runs, etc)

- There aren't enough carries for him to get his traditional 2 yrds per carry the entire game....

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I was surprised at how many times they ran Sprolles.
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i would be happy with a PT/Khiry tandem IMHO
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I was surprised at how many times they ran Sprolles.
Same here. I know you gotta keep the opposition honest, but I thought they were gonna get him killed there a few times...
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I was extremely depressed by seeing Mark Ingram get the call on 4th down and inches and NOT get it, after him watching him also NOT getting it in the Packers game his rookie year, and remembering Pierre getting it on 4th and 1 on a much bigger stage in overtime in the NFC Championship game, by making a second effort and a dive full of heart.
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Give PT the ball.

(I am not trying to be a complainer, but it's pretty obvious who the best running back on the team is. I wanna see what PT can do with a workload like he had in 2009.
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I don't blame MI for his performance. PT's run formations were disguised and my cat could tell when and where run plays for MI.

I agree that PT needs to be used more. But not because MI is ineffective.
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PT is the best back we have end of story.

now if your a team that knows it will be in the playoffs it is smart to try to save him from injury so he is fresh in the playoff push. if the committee move aint killing you stick with it.

then there is the other side of the coin. Stuff Ingram down our throats every week because he was a high priced first round pick and by golly they are going to prove they did not screw the pooch when they made the trade to get him.

either way when playoff time comes i want PT healthy and as fresh as possible.

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