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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Pass catching. Look for it in preseason, especially screens. If he can do this he will have success. If not, it will be a disaster. They will stack the box on him. He will have to catch about 50 passes ...

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Old 08-05-2019, 11:27 PM   #1
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What Will Make Or Break Murray

Pass catching. Look for it in preseason, especially screens. If he can do this he will have success.

If not, it will be a disaster. They will stack the box on him. He will have to catch about 50 passes to make it work. He has never done that in his career. I think he can do it, he got up to 41 once so it should be fine.

He must have success with screens early. If that happens look out. He is bigger, stronger and faster than Ingram. If he misses anymore practice though it's going to be a rough start. He has to build up the chemistry and confidence with Brees and the OL. He does seem to have the right attitude so that is a big part of it.
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I dont really agree with you. Imho it doesn't really matter if its Murray catching the balls, whats important is that its not ALWAYS a run when he is in like it tended to be with Ingram.

Mix up the formations, spread it out, make the defence unable to stack the box, those things I would say are more important.
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He caught just fine at Yulman stadium... no worries there.
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He caught just fine at Yulman stadium... no worries there.
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Not sure why Latavius is such a "worry" for some. Guy is a proven vet, doesn't miss games, doesn't fumble and he will be a valuable asset on third & short (perfect short yardage back), 4th and goal.

Many must have a short memory ... go watch last year's game vs the Vikes. Latavius was ripping us up until Zimmer abandoned the run game.

For him to avg 4.1 ypc over the course of 16 games with that below avg O line last year was kind of impressive.

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I've watched all his games the last few years. If we use him like we did Ingram early in his career or AD it will fail. He will get stuffed for 2-3 yards most of the time if not blown up at the line just like they did.

It wasn't until Ingram got involved in passing he started having success but that took a while to develop.
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I definitely think they will stack the box an d if so we need to put him in space catching balls.
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Him and Armstead will spend more time in the training room than on the field.

Just trying to prepare you for it now lol
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Him and Armstead will spend more time in the training room than on the field.
Murray played all 16 games for 2018 & 2017.

Source - > https://www.pro-football-reference.c...M/MurrLa00.htm

You are right on Armstead but I guarantee you, you'll get ELITE production in all games he does suit up in.
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I really have more faith in Washington than Murray. I also don’t think we really need another back who excels in the passing game to have success. We have more receiving threats than we have in a long time. We need a back that can control the clock on the ground. I don’t want to be forced to use Kamara for that. If he can get involved in the passing game then great. I’m just not sold. Maybe a bad taste in my mouth from past FA signings
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Recent record bringing in Vet RB's is not good. Sproles and Hightower were exceptions. A lot of red flags. Age, health, unknown true catch ability. Someone said he is wearing a back brace. Not sure if true. Guess we will find out soon what we have.
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