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CoeJ
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Oct 2010
966 posts

Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
We all know he's in the GOAT discussion, not a knock on his career. Im aware that we won't cut him and hes got little to no trade value. But I think we're better without him eating carries.

- he's probably the 3rd best back on this roster as of today
- Ingram finally got into a rhythm in Carolina. Feed him.
- media bull shite "is AP happy with his touches?" Make it stop.

I tempered my expectations from the jump. I think he's hurt us more than helped us. Maybe a classic hangnail IR would do the trick.


NIH
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Member since Aug 2008
81808 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
I'm about a game or two away from agreeing with you. We'd be more than fine with Ingram and Kamara.


Rand AlThor
Oklahoma Fan
Member since Jan 2014
5745 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
I agree with you both now but I think we’ll probably be happy to have him when there is an inevitable injury


bountyhunter
New Orleans Saints Fan
North of Houston a bit
Member since Mar 2012
3907 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
This. RB is one of the few positions we have a $1 million insurance policy. Keep him for the year.
This post was edited on 9/27 at 11:04 pm


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GMoney2600
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2005
5925 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
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I agree with you both now but I think we’ll probably be happy to have him when there is an inevitable injury


Bingo. If we get rid of Peterson & Ingram or Kamara goes down...that leaves us with 1 legit RB(I'm not even sure if Kamara can carry the ball 20+ times like Ingram can).

We would have 1 legit RB with Edmunds & Lasco as backups. No thanks.


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3HourTour
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
Why get rid of someone who will go for 100+ on Sunday?


CocoLoco
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Jan 2012
24341 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
He's going to end up having a huge game this year. He didn't look bad against Carolina IMO


DeathValley85
LSU Fan
Strawberry Fields
Member since May 2011
11670 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
Nope. Ingram will get dinged up, even if just for a part of a game and you'll be happy you can trot AP out there at the very least.


tigerterrace
Auburn Fan
Mobile, Alabama
Member since Sep 2016
562 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
I still think we using him or them wrong.

One thing that you consistently hear from RBs is that they like to get into a rhythm or lather. We already have an offense that is designed to take the pass at every opportunity and to work the ball into the hands of several receivers. At times we are running the ball only to keep the defense honest. Because of this it is not unusually for Ingram to maybe only get a handful of carries in a half.

I think that it is important or necessary to have a feature back for each ball game. Go into the game ready to use one back either Ingram or Peterson as the featured back with Kamara used in his role. Basically using the other back as you would a Hightower.

This would allow each back to know their role heading into the week. It also would squash some of the controversy. Of course each back would be available if an injury occurred. I am not advocating not having one on the 45 man game day roster.

It also would allow each back to stay a little fresher during the season.


breauxmosexual
New Orleans, LA
Member since Aug 2016
2526 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
Did you see the entire Carolina defense collapse on the line of scrimmage on the play action TD to Coleman??????

I hope we keep him. If you really pay attention, he's been very effective in spots. He's had a couple of wow moments already but I think he will break a big one soon.


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LooseCannon22282
South Alabama Fan
Mobile, Al.
Member since May 2008
22946 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
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I agree with you both now but I think we’ll probably be happy to have him when there is an inevitable injury




what if its him that gets hurt though?


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hellsu
LSU Fan
Northshore via Westbank
Member since Jan 2009
1038 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
One or all of the rotational backs are due a breakout game, particularly once the o-line comes back intact. Way too early in the season to make any valid assessment.


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Ryan3232
LSU Fan
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Member since Dec 2008
14476 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
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I'm about a game or two away from agreeing with you. We'd be more than fine with Ingram and Kamara.
quote:

I agree with you both now but I think we’ll probably be happy to have him when there is an inevitable injury
These are both really good points honestly. We obviously arent gonna cut him. But i do agree that Ingram and Kamara need to be the guys. As of now.... give Peterson 3-4 carries a game until he does something to keep him in. He hasn't shown any flashes as of yet...


Iluvtwizzler
Atlanta
Member since Jul 2017
240 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
If we are not going to use AP in a manner that he could be affective then drop him. What's the point in having the distraction?


TwoDatBait
New Orleans Saints Fan
Gay-nesville, Fl
Member since Jul 2011
1388 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
Or maybe, just maybe, CSP is minimizing his touches to keep him healthy for the latter part of the season. When's the last year Ingram was healthy for all 16 games?


saints5021
Southeastern LA Fan
Slidell
Member since Jul 2010
1888 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
Ingram = Deuce/PT
Kamara = Bush/Sproles
Peterson = Bell/Hightower/Robinson

Payton ALWAYS uses 3 backs for various reasons. Just start thinking of Peterson like Mike Bell and not MVP Prime Peterson, and everything will make sense to you.


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Brettesaurus Rex
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
32691 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
I think he can still be valuable in late game situations with the lead with fresh legs. We've barely had that situation come up though. We saw some of that in Carolina.


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bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
9544 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
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He didn't look bad against Carolina IMO


They couldn't get him on the ground at all


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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
McKinney, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
58605 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
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I think that it is important or necessary to have a feature back for each ball game. Go into the game ready to use one back either Ingram or Peterson as the featured back with Kamara used in his role. Basically using the other back as you would a Hightower.

Based on what I've seen through 3 weeks, definitely not Peterson. He looks pretty darn washed up. He simply get to the corner, we've seen it a few times now, he's lost a step or 3.


OneSaintsFan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2009
991 posts

re: Hot take: dropping AP = addition by subtraction
I agree, he will have a huge game. One benefit to our strategy is hot hands runs the day and his time will come.


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