Today while doing my daily rounds of Saints news and research, I stumbled upon an article that brings up a completely valid question worthy of debate.
Andrew Doyle of Saints Nation wrote a piece about how to shape up the Saints' running back position. After reading it, I was very interested and thought about the different scenarios myself.
Andrew mentions that the plethora of running backs is a good thing, but it is also a bad thing because it infringes on the growth of each runner by taking away carries. I absolutely agree with him. So with that, I come to the meaning of the introductory quote by Buddha.
I know the Saints obviously can't get rid of every running back they have, but it proves my point. For the Saints to get better in their running attack, some of the players need to be cut loose or switch positions. Chris Ivory was having a career stretch, averaging 4.3, 4.6, 10.3, and 4.8 yards per carry in successive games. Then he mysteriously lost carries. Why? Because the other players were apparently a "better match up" even though Ivory was out rushing them. In a crowded backfield, the best runner was getting pushed aside.
The Saints Running Back Dilemma
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