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I'm not trying to rain on ayones parade. This is just my opinion. Bell is not half the running back that Pierre is.

I mean we think Bell is our best running back b/c....why?

Let's look at it. He ran well against Houston IN PREASEASON. Houston's rush defense is the 2nd worst in the league. He looked good against Detroit. Detriot's Defense is the worst rush defense in the league. Not to mention we were throwing all over Detriot(the first 2 possesions we had 2 touchdown passes). They were trying to stop the pass...they only had 6 players in the box.

My point is that Pierre got it dont last year in the last 6 games against good defenses. Pierre would of had a better game if he had played in place of Bell against Detriot.

I think that Pierre is more versatile and more athletic than Bell. I think Pierre is by far the better running back.

I would like to see Bell get it done against better run defenses. Philadelphia will be the perfect chance. I hope I eat my words but in the end, Bell will not be getting more touches tham Pierre. Everyone will see who the better back is when they are both getting carries during games.

*I like that Bell was able to convert on 3 and 1(again this was against Detriot)
 

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Bell will get more touches because of PTs injury. I see them having around the same number of carries once PT is healthy.
 

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Let's not forget Bell's career at Denver (yes i know it has alot to do with shanahan's scheme)
 

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Bell isn't half the RB Thomas is? Really? Based on what?

Bell's first career game was not last Sunday.
 

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I don't think that PT has enough of a body of work to say that he is a far better rb than anyone. Neither does Bell for that matter. All I have to go on is Payton watching them every day in practice. It appears that he thinks that Bell is better, and apparently so do the other players since Payton specifically said that Bell gives them confidence in the huddle. I will defer to the opinions of those that actually know what they are talking about until we can clearly see that they are wrong.
 

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PT VS BUSH
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PT VS BELL

lol

Payton has said they are going to share carries. It doesn't matter who is better.

For what its worth I think Bell is the more explosive runner. PT is probably better at catching though.
 

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What does it matter? We have all three Thomas, Bush and Bell. What good does it do to build one up and tear the others down? Do you hope the backs you don't like do poorly and cost the Saints a game just so you can be right about those backs? This isn't directed at the OP, just a question in light of all the running back criticism going on in the forum lately.

Bell is going to need Pierre this season just as both need Reggie. Bell isn't in the shape he needs to be in to carry this team (even he has admitted it), and will surely get injured if we rely on him too much. Same with Pierre, same with Bush. None of these guys are all that durable, so having all three of them to spell each other in different ways is a really good problem to have. Hopefully Hamilton is as good as advertised also, as I'm sure he'll get some playing time too this season.

Bottom line, if they wear Saints' colors on Sunday, I'm rooting for them regardless of their position on the depth chart, how good of a runner they are, where we drafted them, or their salaries. Who Dat!
 

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What does it matter? We have all three Thomas, Bush and Bell. What good does it do to build one up and tear the others down? Do you hope the backs you don't like do poorly and cost the Saints a game just so you can be right about those backs? This isn't directed at the OP, just a question in light of all the running back criticism going on in the forum lately.

Bell is going to need Pierre this season just as both need Reggie. Bell isn't in the shape he needs to be in to carry this team (even he has admitted it), and will surely get injured if we rely on him too much. Same with Pierre, same with Bush. None of these guys are all that durable, so having all three of them to spell each other in different ways is a really good problem to have. Hopefully Hamilton is as good as advertised also, as I'm sure he'll get some playing time too this season.

Bottom line, if they wear Saints' colors on Sunday, I'm rooting for them regardless of their position on the depth chart, how good of a runner they are, where we drafted them, or their salaries. Who Dat!


That says it all. At the end of the day we are all homers that would root for jack the ripper if he could run, pass or tackle. I just want our team to win, period.
 

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PT VS BUSH
now
PT VS BELL

lol

Payton has said they are going to share carries. It doesn't matter who is better.

For what its worth I think Bell is the more explosive runner. PT is probably better at catching though.

Thats my stance on this issue...and its funny were hyping both these guys up and neither one has rushed for more than 700yrds in a season....I think there both talented, but PT does have better recieving skills..which is not to take away from Bell's ability, were in a good situatino at the RB position I dont know why we continue to pin one player against the other..
 
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I only remember PT from the Chicago game... is that bad? Yes.
 

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Who cares?! They are both on the same team. Sheesh!

Wait. Silly me. Of course the FFL nuts care. My bad.

Of course it's called "fantasy" for a reason.. as in not real.
 

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We always tend to overrate the new kid at first. Still, Bell has looked very good for us so far. What else can we ask of him? We'll see if it continues.
 

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Sadly, I took Pierre Thomas with my 3rd pick in Fantasy Football this year. I was expecting a huge year.
 

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Who cares?! They are both on the same team. Sheesh!

Wait. Silly me. Of course the FFL nuts care. My bad.

Of course it's called "fantasy" for a reason.. as in not real.

Pretty much my same thought.

If MB gets more yards and we win then its good.

If PT gets more yards and we win then its good.
 

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Ive watched ALL of Bells games in DEN, and i can say he will struggle at times when teams stack the line, But so will any RB, so who cares? Hes a solid RB with a good skill set and a really strong work ethic.
Shanahan got a little too arrogant with his running scheme a few years ago, and tried to take players and make them what they werent, like Bell into a FB. He also couldnt focus on one RB and instead got caught up in a random RB by commitee, but he lost control of it, and it was hard for Bell to stay focused and ready to be a RB again.
Bell will be fine, as long as he gets physically ready for the season.
 

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