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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; In the competition for carries in New Orleans, Pierre Thomas is falling behind Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. Thomas was the teamís leading rusher last year, with 147 carries for 549 yards, but the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Ingram ...

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Old 08-11-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

In the competition for carries in New Orleans, Pierre Thomas is falling behind Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson.

Thomas was the teamís leading rusher last year, with 147 carries for 549 yards, but the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Ingram and Robinson have moved ahead of Thomas, who took a pay cut to remain in New Orleans this offseason. In practice, Ingram and Robinson are splitting first-team reps while Thomas works with the second team.

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Re: Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

Thomas is an aging vet, and Payton mentioned he was going to be easier on the vets.

I'm a huge Ingram and Robinson fan, but PT is still the man until you are otherwise informed.
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We need Thomas for the playoffs.
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Re: Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

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We need Thomas for the playoffs.
Why? If Ingram/Robinson continue where they left off the last playoffs and the first preseason game, we "need" no one!
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Re: Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

I have no problem with this. PT should at this stage in his carreer be a really good change of pace type of back letting the young studs plow the majority of the field. Ingram has been a late bloomer and thats all, Robinson(who I like a little better) was undrafted but has earned each carry will make a great tandam. With Payton saying he is going to run more( I've heard that one before) we should (barring injury) and the O-line doing their job be very stout at running the ball.Cadet needs to step it up in my opinion in every way.
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Less carries just means it helps prolong's his career.

We know what PT is capable of.
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Re: Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

He'll be the third down back. Its fine. PT will still get snaps. He prob won't be used to pound the rock like he was used for earlier in his career. I doubt if anyone on this board trusts any other RB on a 3rd down pass or screen play more than they trust PT. Regardless off how Ingram or Khiry are running.

PT will have his moments too. He's still the most versatile back we have.
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Re: Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

These guys will all get plenty of carries. PT still looked great 2/3rds of the way into last season before he got that chest injury. If he has "lost a step" he sure lost it fast.
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Re: Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson

I am not too sure I agree with Ingram and Robinson moving past PT as much as PT drifting back into a different more specialized role. As the years pile up on NFL players duty's change and you often see a veteran no longer playing special teams just to keep the mileage down.

We have Robinson and Ingram to pound the rock and take the abuse, lets play smart ball and use PT when he fits the situation... Like the Screen
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I fully expected Ingram to be the one dropping on the list.
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