Deuce McAllister 5.8 million and Reggie Bush 3.6 million. Each is among the top 14 highest paid backs but the Saints ranked 28th in rushing yard per game in 2007.
maybe sporting news should do a little research. deuce out week 3. sure reggie was down, 2nd year, give him a break. he was a little injured towards the end also. the oline didnt bring a game to every game either this season.
Results are the only things that matter. The Saints' backs didn't produce last year, so you're going to see articles like this. I don't think they're being unfair.
Definitely true. Look at 06', Saints reach the NFCCG and you hear the Saints have one of the best RB tandems in the league.
Of course, AD is running behind a top 10 LT in Brian McKinnie, 4 time Pro Bowler and probably the best guard in football Steve Hutchinson, and 5 time Pro Bowl C Matt Birk. That's his entire left side. Not to mention 3 time Pro Bowl FB Tony Richardson leading the way. Chester Taylor, who I consider an average RB in the NFL, has 2,000 yards in the last two seasons behind that o-line.
As for the premise of the thread, Deuce was out in Week 3 and looked to be hurt even before that, and Reggie was injured for most of the last half of the season. The Saints are also a pass heavy team.