Ok folks, let's talk running backs. Unfortunately, I have a lot to say on this one and when I generally have this much to say, IT AIN'T GOOD! This may not be going where you think, because I love the Saints backfield. Reggie Bush to me is not a bust. As a great football coach once said "He is who I thought he was!!!!" Ok, so maybe Denny didn't say exactly those words and yeah he wasn't talking about Reggie, but Reggie is what I thought he would be. Reggie is a dynamic playmaker who is an incarnation of Freddie Kreuger for Defensive Coordinators. I love his speed, versatility and when he's in the open field watch out. If you watched #25 during the playoffs you saw something I hadn't seen before ---a little power and a mean side! I am admittedly and optimist, but I expect to see a #25 on the field that may make people say "Reggie were you been since USC!"
Then there is Pierre "PT Cruiser" Thomas. The most mistreated, disrepected, underappreciated player in perhaps the entire NFL. This guy plays for the NFL equivalent of table scraps and gives stuff he doesn't have on every play. He leads your team in rushing and when I was watching last year during the Buffalo game,noticed that this team seems to take their game up a notch when he's in there....NOTE TO THE FIRM OF PAYLOO & BENSON - I love you guys, but PAY THE MAN, don't you think other free agents are watching! Enough Said!
Lynell Hamilton has impressed me each time I have seen him and he appears to be the perfect compliment to PT & RB. I am pleased that the Saints decided to go with a bit bigger back than Mike Bell and I believe that Lynell is set up for success in this system.
Heath Evans isn't the most dominant blocker in the league, but he is certainly one fo the smartest FB in the game. Hands, intelligence, good character guy and decent lead blocking make Heath a great part of the team and Peyton was definetly getting used to playing with this toy before his injury last year.
As always, I now open it up for your comments and let me know what you think of what I like to call the PT Disaster.