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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno He just doesn't look as quick anymore. He used to stop and go on a dime and was full speed after 2 steps. I'm not seeing that anymore. Also, Lance Moore doesn't look as quick in ...

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Old 12-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
He just doesn't look as quick anymore. He used to stop and go on a dime and was full speed after 2 steps. I'm not seeing that anymore.

Also, Lance Moore doesn't look as quick in and out of breaks as he used to.

Even PT looks a half-step slower than last year.

I wonder if age is finally catching up to some of these guys?
Most of them have been in our system for 7 years now, so it wouldnt be a suprise

Sproles doesnt make anyone miss anymore, he used to embarrass defenders with his moves

If only nick toon could catch a ball thrown his way and I'd feel a little better about our younger guys, excluding stills because hes awesome
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This was the playoffs.
Thanks Boutte ... If this game was not enough to get the players to preform and the coachs to have prepared and called a quality game I failed to see how we expect something different next week or in the playoffs ... I am a Saints Diehard but Hope will not float this playoff boat ...
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by RailBoss View Post
Sproles has been banged up this season out with a concussion doesn't look like he is playing at 100 %.
Probably closer the truth.
Sproles got smacked up in the Week 11 San Francisco game.
Inactive Week 12 for the Atlanta game.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
phased out to phase what in?
I wish I knew. Maybe the coaches wanted to see what life without sproles would be like in case he's not back next year. Other than health that's the only thing that makes sense.
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Originally Posted by Boutte View Post
This was the playoffs.
NICE AND TRUE.

But I agree he is banged up and not 100 percent. I wouldn't take the risk
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I love the guy but he's not really producing much on punt or kick returns this year. I would like to see somebody younger and faster back there to take those risky hits.
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Cut your losses now. Put him on IR and reach an injury settlement.
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I would have traded him last year and was basically told I was crazy. I like Sproles and against certain teams he has produced but now and last season most good teams have picked up on how we use him and that is his and our downfall. He will still produce but it will be to a point. O.K. call me crazy again!!
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Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
I would have traded him last year and was basically told I was crazy. I like Sproles and against certain teams he has produced but now and last season most good teams have picked up on how we use him and that is his and our downfall. He will still produce but it will be to a point. O.K. call me crazy again!!
You're crazy.

Sproles is still a special player. I think we're just looking for problems because we're having a down year on offense. Fix the line and we'll be right back at the top of the League.
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Originally Posted by Boutte View Post
You're crazy.

Sproles is still a special player. I think we're just looking for problems because we're having a down year on offense. Fix the line and we'll be right back at the top of the League.
I said it last year too!! And believe me when I fixing the O-line is the easy part. If we don't get a run game we are sunk. I believe I said that last year also!! Still think I'm crazy, it's o.k. with me!!
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