Pierre seems a little dinged up to me right now. I'd imagine the "cold hand" loses the carries.
Last game I'd agree, and this is why he didn't have many looks, only 10 yards on 5 carries.
Vs Philly he had 44 yards on only 6 carries, so he is certainly still at a high level of play, and still the best all-around back. Not to mention the use of Pierre on a screen is nearly unstoppable, and now would be a good time to work on the screen game again. We've gone away from it, maybe due to the schemes of defenses, maybe due to just showing different looks on offense.
I wouldn't be surprised to see them sit Sproles until the very last game if we make the playoffs. Give him the max time to recover and then a game to knock the dust off before post-season.
I'd be really surprised by that. We have some tough games ahead. He is so valuable to the team, and is a matchup problem for anyone. Take Cadet out and work the 4 guys. Pierre and Sproles could be used as usual with swing passes and screens, along with Sproles being deadly with the pitches/runs to the outside, Pierre very useful on draw plays.
Ingram and Ivory are running really well, and I think they will keep this level of production up as power backs. Ivory sparked the running game and offense. All 4 of these guys will be a pain in the arse for defenses. With Sproles returning, along with the length of Colston/Graham, having Devery stretch the field, and the quickness of Moore in the slot, our offense could be unstoppable. Easily could get back to the level of last year, and with Ivory being used, maybe even more deadly.
Defense, to be determined.