Sunday, 08 May 2011 20:59
New Orleans Saints: Mark Ingram, Reggie Bush, Tom Brady Anti-Trust
Written by believes that the Saints' Mark Ingram will contribute more to his team than any other rookie this season. Writes the website: "The Saints featured a running backs-by-committee during their Super Bowl season. Pierre Thomas, Mike Bell and Reggie Bush rushed for a combined 389 times for 1,837 yards and 16 touchdowns. The ground game suffered last season. The team rushed for a total of 1,519 yards and Bell left in free agency and Thomas and Bush were plagued by injuries. Saints coach Sean Payton loves the inside running game. Not only does it wear down opponents, but it also opens things for Drew Brees and the passing attack.. Ingram should help restore some crush on the rush.

"He manufactures yards in between the tackles much better than a lot of runners," CBS and NFL Sirius Radio analyst Solomon Wilcots said. "When people compare him to Emmitt Smith, they are right. He's got that jump cut that Emmitt had, where he's going in a hole here but as soon as the blocker comes down he jumps backside and out the gate." 

Some hither, others yon: If the Eighth District Court of Appeals upholds Judge Susan Nelson's ruling that the lockout should be lifted while the Tom Brady antitrust lawsuit proceeds, the league will simply open the doors and allow business to continue as usual until the Brady case is settled, right? Maybe not. Mike Florio of is hearing initial rumblings pointing to the possibility that a loss by the league at the appellate level will prompt owners to completely shut down all business operations until the players agree to the new labor deal. The thinking is that the owners cease all operations and the NFL would not be violating the court order because there would be no lockout. Instead, the league would essentially be going out of business. Stay tuned...


by Ed Staton

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Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  


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