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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Syntho I don't remember Ingram doing so well, and we just got rid of Thomas. Did you even watch any of the games last year? How about the playoff game in Philadelphia the year before... Ingram's switch ...

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Old 03-10-2015, 05:24 PM   #131
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Originally Posted by Syntho View Post
I don't remember Ingram doing so well, and we just got rid of Thomas.
Did you even watch any of the games last year? How about the playoff game in Philadelphia the year before...

Ingram's switch has been flipped since then
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From a strictly talent/immediste impact standpoint I'd say sesttle got the better trade. That being said, I think the Saints benefited most.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:25 PM   #133
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Originally Posted by Syntho View Post
I keep seeing people saying that we're going to run the ball now.... Who's going to run it? I don't remember Ingram doing so well, and we just got rid of Thomas.

Also, don't new draft picks usually take a few years to really settle in? How's that going to help for this year?
Ingram was 36 yards shy of 1000 yards rushing, with a 4.3 average (second only to demarco Murray) and 9 TD's, that's a pretty solid season to say he missed 2-3 games with a broken hand.
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Originally Posted by Syntho View Post
I keep seeing people saying that we're going to run the ball now.... Who's going to run it? I don't remember Ingram doing so well, and we just got rid of Thomas.

Also, don't new draft picks usually take a few years to really settle in? How's that going to help for this year?
Ingram had a monster year last year considering he was splitting carrys and was injured several games. He averaged near 5 yds a carry. Doesn't get much better than that.

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I really meant it when I said I don't remember Ingram running much Nearly 1000 yards? I had no idea it was that high!
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Yeah apparently he wants the rest of his contract guaranteed.
LOL can you blame him?
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Originally Posted by Syntho View Post
I keep seeing people saying that we're going to run the ball now.... Who's going to run it? I don't remember Ingram doing so well, and we just got rid of Thomas.

Also, don't new draft picks usually take a few years to really settle in? How's that going to help for this year?
Ingram has run for around 1100 yards in his last 15 games(playoff 2013)
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:28 PM   #138
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Originally Posted by Syntho View Post
I keep seeing people saying that we're going to run the ball now.... Who's going to run it? I don't remember Ingram doing so well, and we just got rid of Thomas.

Also, don't new draft picks usually take a few years to really settle in? How's that going to help for this year?
He ran 225 times for 964 yards. Do the math. He also missed 3 games and was still at 1000 yards.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:28 PM   #139
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It will be interesting to see how he fairs in your offense, he might be better because Wilson has the ability to extend plays when the pocket breaks down

Although as a seahawks fan you will already know what happens when teams get physical with Graham at the line, you did it in the playoffs and he completely disappeared.
Or the legion of boom will toughen him up; hard to say. He is going to be tested real fast because these guys will make his life miserable if he has a soft attitude.

OMG it just might be a WIN WIN for both teams LOL.
It is funny how when a trade happens one team has to win and one lose. To be honest I didn't think Graham was tough enough to be on this team but perhaps practicing against them everyday might be the best thing for him.
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Originally Posted by dizzle88 View Post
It will be interesting to see how he fairs in your offense, he might be better because Wilson has the ability to extend plays when the pocket breaks down

Although as a seahawks fan you will already know what happens when teams get physical with Graham at the line, you did it in the playoffs and he completely disappeared.
The thing is, any WR can get open when the play breaks down, and Wilson breaks contain. Graham's real value will be his ability to help Wilson from the pocket, which he can definitely can do in the red zone, especially. To me, the question becomes Graham's position. All along, I've said that Graham is a WR, and I don't foresee him playing much in a three point stance.
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