Pierre Thomas Already Having Better Year Than 2012 (Who Dat Dish)

Nov 21, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) breaks a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Pierre Thomas is the lead back for the New Orleans Saints—and for good reason. Mark Ingram is having trouble getting more playing time in part thanks to how effective Thomas has been, while Darren Sproles continues in his niche role through the air.

Meanwhile, Thomas has already put up better numbers through 12 games than the stats he posted in 2012. Larry Holder of NOLA.com has the details:

Through 11 games, Thomas has already surpassed his 2012 totals in rushing attempts and yards (2012: 105-473; 2013: 117-486), along with receptions and receiving yards (2012: 39-354, 2013: 56-406). He’s only going to add to these numbers as Saints coach Sean Payton has full trust in Thomas’ abilities.

An impressive feat considering the Saints remain a pass-first team with Drew Brees under center. Thomas’ career high in yards is 793, so he stands a good shot of passing that total should this trend continue. It will take some work to pass his career-best nine touchdowns, but who knows.

Once again the Saints have a reliable option in the backfield thanks to Thomas. Let’s see if he can beat those career bests. Thoughts?

 

Like Who Dat Dish? Let us know on Twitter @whodatdish or  on Facebook.

Follow me on Twitter for more NFL news and analysis @Chris_Roling

Pierre Thomas Already Having Better Year Than 2012Who Dat DishWho Dat Dish – A New Orleans Saints Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and more.


Click to read the original Saints article by Who Dat Dish

Related posts

New Orleans Saints Rivals: Atlanta Falcons’ Sean Weatherspoon Out for 2014 (Who Dat Dish)

According to reports, Atlanta Falcons‘ linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss the 2014 season after tearing his Achilles tendon during Tuesday’s practice.  This is unfortunate for the Dirty Birds as he was looking to bounce back this year after only playing in seven games last...

New Orleans Saints’ DT John Jenkins Out Until Training Camp (Who Dat Dish)

According to reports, New Orleans Saints‘ nose tackle John Jenkins will be out until training camp following surgery on a torn pectoral muscle.  This is a minor setback for the second-year man out of the University of Georgia, as he was looking to battle his way into more playing time with...

The New Orleans Saints ‘All-Time’ Payton Team: The Offense (Who Dat Dish)

Here’s a fun two-part mini-series we are going to start with today. There’s been no other coach in New Orleans Saints history to make an impact on the franchise like Sean Payton. In 2006, Payton took a team that was in utter turmoil, and full of uncertainty. With the help of a cast...