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blueslover
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PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons

Thomas ranks #3 out of all RBs the past 5 years in overall grade by PFF- just ahead of Arian Foster & Marshawn Lynch.

3. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints (+31.0)

By far the biggest surprise of the list is Pierre Thomas of the Saints ranking third. Each of the last five years, Thomas has been part of a running back rotation, and he has been as consistent as you can be.

Only 5.7% of Thomas’ carries have been for a loss of yards, which is the lowest rate for backs with at least 300 carries. On top of that, 48.6% of his carries have gone for 4 or more yards, which is the second-highest rate behind C.J. Spiller. In addition, he has never had a season with more than one fumble. Thomas isn’t the kind of player to have breakaway runs for huge gains which hurts his yards per attempt. While you’re not going to see Thomas too often on the highlight reel, he simply gets the job done of moving the ball down the field.

He ranks #2 of all RBs as a receiver also.

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Would love for the dude to get another SB TD on his resume. He's the essence of what a "team player" is IMO. He is still at a friendly $2.5mil & $2.9mil cap hit this season and 2014. I complained about some second contracts in the Smith, Vilma, Harper thread. The PT23 extension deal was one of the better second contracts over the past 7 years.


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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
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Brageous
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
PT23

He really is a great all around back. He seems to do everything well.


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Melvin
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
Above Foster and Lynch? Damn good for PT but that does surprise me a bit


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hugo_boss
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
Doesn't surprise me at all. The guy just works. He never seems to have a negative play and is the best screen back in the league. Definition of underrated.


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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
Annnd Blues is back again! I'll be hovering Saints Talk once again.


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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
I have a feeling he'll be our main back now that Payton is back and ivory was shipped off. Ingram/Sproles will spell.


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Hurricane Mike
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"The PT23 extension deal was one of the better second contracts over the past 7 years."


After all the background noise the year before his extension I was surprised we signed him for that number. They made it sound like the Reggie Bush negotiations.


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Sid in Lakeshore
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
quote:

blueslover


diat150
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
big PT fan. dude is so consistent


FootballNostradamus
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
PT for life!


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LSUAlum2001
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
The only that has slowed him down the last few years is injuries.

PT>>>>MI


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whodatfan
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
It still frustrates the hell out of me how he is being supplanted by bag o' dicks Ingram. Pierre has sick YAC and almost never goes down on first contact. Screen game is unreal. He has the best vision of a back I have seen in recent years and has mad balance working that low COG to perfection. He ma' boyfran!!!


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4thandinches
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
Man the guys good, but #3 overall in the last 5 years? I think his lack of injuries has helped him here too. Extremely surprising for me.


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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
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Man the guys good, but #3 overall in the last 5 years? I think his lack of injuries has helped him here too. Extremely surprising for me.


not really, the metrics that they use are really about efficiency, and he has been really efficient with the limited amount of touches that he has been given since he has been with the team.


Jaydeaux
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
Yep. 1. Peterson 2. J Charles 3. PT 4. Foster 5. Lynch


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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: PT23 ranks #3 of all RBs over the past 5 seasons
Which honestly probably hurts him more than helps. On top of Payton already using RB by committee, he knows that he doesn't need to pound Thomas to get him on a groove. He can come in and execute near flawlessly in even in a limited role.
That's really been Payton's MO with this entire offense. He only wants you if you execute when you're given your shot bc he mixes and matches so often.


InB4 what about Ingram


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