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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by arsaint True, but in effect we got rid of Sproles for LB Ronald Powell (the man drafted with the 5th rounder from the Eagles). Something tells me that Sproles had more value to the team... Can't look ...

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Old 03-06-2015, 06:09 PM   #91
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True, but in effect we got rid of Sproles for LB Ronald Powell (the man drafted with the 5th rounder from the Eagles). Something tells me that Sproles had more value to the team...
Can't look at it that way. Thats hindsight. We got something for Sproles instead of nothing.

If we had gotten 2 1st rounders for Sproles and both ended up being busts, was it a bad deal to get 2 1st round picks for him?
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That man has been killing the Falcons for years. Glad he's gone :P
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That man has been killing the Falcons for years. Glad he's gone :P
We were just saying the same about Harry Douglas! Lol.
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We were just saying the same about Harry Douglas! Lol.
Last season just about every NFL team killed our defense. It was hard to watch at times.
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:21 AM   #95
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Obviously we plan to sign or draft a back, because PT caught like 45 passes last year with almost half of those being for first downs. PT was cheap and he produced when needed so why cut him. I bet the Saints bring in a Reggie Bush type of 3rd down back. I think we'll have Ingram and Robinson as our thumpers and Payton's got his eyes on one or more in the draft who could all be significant upgrades as a 3rd down back. Probably a small back with blazing speed and great hands. I am convinced this will happen because as of now we still need PT on 3rd down. Who fits this description in this years draft? And can we get him in RD 2,3 or 4?
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Originally Posted by billyt81 View Post
Obviously we plan to sign or draft a back, because PT caught like 45 passes last year with almost half of those being for first downs. PT was cheap and he produced when needed so why cut him. I bet the Saints bring in a Reggie Bush type of 3rd down back. I think we'll have Ingram and Robinson as our thumpers and Payton's got his eyes on one or more in the draft who could all be significant upgrades as a 3rd down back. Probably a small back with blazing speed and great hands. I am convinced this will happen because as of now we still need PT on 3rd down. Who fits this description in this years draft? And can we get him in RD 2,3 or 4?
What you are describing is what we have used for the last several years. It is getting stale. Defenses have it figured out. It's time to get physical in the run game and Ingram is the one that can do it. He also proved he could catch the ball out of the backfield.
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What you are describing is what we have used for the last several years. It is getting stale. Defenses have it figured out. It's time to get physical in the run game and Ingram is the one that can do it. He also proved he could catch the ball out of the backfield.
Couldn't have said that any better! So many fans want a Sproles replacement or complain about who's gonna run the screen pass now,etc. it's time to move on and change it up a little bit. I seem to remember the screen pass failing a lot more last year than normal. If I can call out most of the plays from my couch,imagine how easy it is for opposing teams. I love Thomas and I'm gonna miss him,but I'm more gonna miss what he used to be for this team.
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So we dumped PT to throw more coin Ingram's way. BAH!!!

IF he can stay healthy, and IF he doesn't have the typical post-contract letdown, maybe I'll eat crow and say this was for the best.


Right now I feeling like we sold our late 90s model sportscar for a 5 year old Prius...
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So we dumped PT to throw more coin Ingram's way. BAH!!!..
No, thats not why we dumped PT.
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So we dumped PT to throw more coin Ingram's way. BAH!!!

IF he can stay healthy, and IF he doesn't have the typical post-contract letdown, maybe I'll eat crow and say this was for the best.


Right now I feeling like we sold our late 90s model sportscar for a 5 year old Prius...
He stayed FAR healthier than Thomas did last season. This was not a financial decision. It was a production decision.
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