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08:02 AM ET 10.16 | Though the Saints picked up their first victory of the season, their running game remained in neutral. Tailbacks Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram gained a total of 55 yards on 19 rushing attempts. So once again, many fans have been urging that the Saints give third-year tailback Chris Ivory a chance to give the Saints a lift -- especially against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ivory ran for a career-high 158 yards at Tampa Bay as a rookie in 2010, and he has four games with 99 rushing yards or more in his brief career. The theory makes sense. Ivory is a power runner at 6-feet, 222 pounds, who could be capable of pounding out a few more yards even if the holes aren't there.

The Times-Picayune

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October 16, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Put any of those backs with Chris and call them "Ebony and Ivory".

October 16, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Mark Ingram has been disapponting to say the least.

October 16, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Their issues are starting to multiply, it seems.

October 16, 2012  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Their issues are starting to multiply, it seems.

Like rabbits in springtime....

October 16, 2012  08:30 AM ET

The line can't block for Breezie at the moment, what makes the Saints think they can block for the rbs? Losing Evans this offseason was the biggest hit for them.

October 16, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Saints fans are wondering where their team went.

"Who dat?" they say.

October 16, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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Saints fans are wondering where their team went."Who dat?" they say.

This week , "Dat" will be the Bucs dropping 40 pts on them lol

October 16, 2012  08:56 AM ET

I wonder when the paper bags will come back out....

October 16, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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I wonder when the paper bags will come back out....

About two weeks before the plastic ones.

October 16, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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About two weeks before the plastic ones.

LOL, thanks I needed that!

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October 16, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Ivory is a big back who moves the pile...but that's all he'd be doing is moving a pile of tacklers ...Ivory doesn't make anyone miss he need holes to be opened in order for him to be successful

October 16, 2012  09:10 AM ET

When u Want to Break Passing Records, you have problems running the Ball!

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October 16, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Saints fans are wondering where their team went."Who dat?" they say.

AND so are the Pats fans, that is, wondering where their team went as well? You only have a two game lead over the Saints. I hope we (GMEN) see the Pats in the SB again, I really do 3X and you're out!

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October 16, 2012  10:04 AM ET

There are a lot more issues in Nawlins than the Running Backs... I'm not sure I want to give all the credit to their suspended Head Coach but this team has collapsed so far this year.

October 16, 2012  11:07 AM ET

tell mark ingram this is the NFL, not the Seldomly Educated Conference (SEC)...

 
October 16, 2012  11:42 AM ET

New Orleans and their backs are stupid.

Sproles and 1 other back should get all of the plays, period.

I know Sproles is small, but the guy should see the ball at least 10 times a game if not more with the passing game.

He is lightning quick and can blow a hole for big yards.

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