The first thought that usually comes up in a fans’ mind when they think about the New Orleans Saints is Drew Brees and their passing attack. Saints’ running back Pierre Thomas wants to change that especially now that it is a little less crowded with the departure of Chris Ivory to the New York Jets.
This is what Thomas told The Times-Picayune
“There’s going to be more focus this year on that ground game than any year. He said we’ve got to get back to running the ball, having 100-yard games non-stop. I can’t wait. I’m excited and I know everybody else is excited.”
Thomas also spoke on Ivory’s departure:
“To tell you the truth, Chris was a good weapon,” Thomas said. “Chris is a big weapon, a hard runner. I’m going to miss him. I told him to call me if he needed anything to help him out in this league and if he needed any advice.
People seem to forget that the Saints were ranked 6th in the league on the ground only two years ago. Now with more of a focus on running and head coach Sean Peyton back from suspension, the team seems to be poised to compete with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South.