Darren Sproles

Two Things Need To Happen To Mr Sproles

RB Mark Ingram has been working mostly with the second-team offense during workouts. It appears the team will use the hot hand during games this season and not stick with one running back. Fantasy Tip: Sproles likely will have the most fantasy value among the team’s running backs because of his ability to produce in the running and passing game. Sproles should be considered a No. 1 running back especially in point-per-reception leagues because of his receiving abilities. Thomas and Ingram should be backup running backs on fantasy teams that could be flex option in some weeks. Saints | Mark Ingram not worrying about individual goals Thu, 16 May 2013 16:08:24 -0700 New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he does not want his personal goals to outweigh the team’s goals this season.

The OU Bashing Needs to Stop


He is without a doubt the best catching running back out of the backfield and will be heavily involved in that Saints offense. Since joining the Saints, Sproles is averaging 5.6 catches for 47.5 yards per contest, while finding the end zone 14 times. Many would assume thatwith big time tight endJimmy Graham in the mix, Sproles wouldnt be targeted very much in the red zone. However, Sproles was targeted 19 times in the passing game in the red zone last season.Drew Breesoften waits for Sproles to come out of the backfield and throws a little dink and dunk style of pass across the middle, where Sproles obviously has the elusiveness to find the end zone. Heres a pretty interesting statistic.

Fantasy Football 2013: Don’t Forget About Darren Sproles

Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kansas. We were talking trash to him and telling him we were going to lock him up (on defense). He laughed at us most of the time and was always happy. He also did his job. Ill just say that. He did his job. Man, hes pretty fast. Even though shes busy packing up, Sproles mother-in-law, Darlene Hunt, never misses the chance to just watch her daughter Michels husband revert to his playground days. I like the fact the boys are the getting the chance to really touch and feel and spend time with an NFL player, Hunt said.

Sproles would miss three games and be hampered in several other contests last season, yet incredibly still neared his 2011 receiving yards total (710-667) and equaled his touchdowns total with seven. Even with slew of goal-line or meant to be goal-line backs like Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Chris Ivory New Orleans grew quite fond if hitting Sproles for a short pass in those situations. Despite defenses hone on him with Jimmy Graham out, Sproles tied his career-high for receiving touchdowns and grew into a bona-fide redzone threat. Now the Saints must get back to utilizing him better on the rest of the field. We knew last year, that wasnt the kind of year that we wanted. So well try to get better this year, Sproles said , via The New Orleans Times-Picayune. And it helps that (Payton) is here. Sproles rushing and overall totals might not have matched his incredible 2011 mark, but I imagine Payton will be able to solve the bracket coverage defenses were throwing at Sproles last year. A healthy Graham helps plenty too.

New Orleans Saints Training Camp Profile: Darren Sproles

Darren Sproles

Butler was expected to start in the 3-4 that Rob Ryan installed, but that role will be up for grabs with former defensive ends Junior Galette and Martez Wilson vying for the chance to start opposite Will Smith — another former defensive end. Breakthrough star: Outside linebacker Junior Galette , who played his first three seasons as an undersized defensive end in the 4-3, is primed to make big strides in the 3-4 — especially if he can replace the injured Victor Butler . The 256-pound Galette has shown an ability to get to the quarterback during his time with the Saints and his exceptional speed should benefit him in his switch to a new position where he’ll be asked to cover running backs and tight ends in pass coverage. Position battles: The No. 3 wide receiver spot behind Marques Colston and Lance Moore is still up for grabs although third-year pro Joe Morgan could have the inside track because of his speed and ability to stretch the field. Nick Toon, a bigger receiver who missed all of his rookie season with a foot injury that required surgery, could also be in the mix along with fifth-round draft pick Kenny Stills Jr. The battle for the starting cornerback spots is shaping up to be one of the most interesting in training camp as incumbents Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson took turns working with the first-team defense along with free-agent signee Kennan Lewis and second-year pro Corey White .

At his camp is one place where Darren Sproles is easy to catch

Posted: 7/22/20131:56PM Re: The OU Bashing Needs to Stop It’s probably because every single one of those games, save the NC against USC, OU was the favorite. I’d say that cotton bowl things were pretty 50/50 but they mention what these guys did to us because people aren’t supposed to do that against OU’s defense. We need to be offended when people STOP mentioning a standout performance against our legendary program. If they would mention all of the QB’s/RB’s that we have shut down it would eat up all of their air time. I’d rather be a program that is able to get “upset” in a big game than a program who is routinely beaten and irrelevant. Wasn’t Sooner born nor Sooner bred, but when I die I WILL be Sooner dead! Last edited 7/22/20131:56PM by oududer Posted: 7/22/20133:00PM RE: The OU Bashing Needs to Stop soonerswede wrote: What do you expect from the WWLS media whores? BBJ has made a career out of riding his father’s coat tails, and he couldn’t spell Cat without spotting him theC and A. As long as OU fans continue to support these fools by listening it will continue. Their big problem is they don’t like Stoops because he shows them the respect they deserve. I haven’t listened to WWLS in over five years. It is nice to know they haven’t changed their methods in all this time. There has always been a double standard in their coverage of the two state schools. OU is there for them to point out the problems. OSU is annually a “team on the rise.” By the time the season starts, the sports urinal will have convinced themselves that the Pokes are a legitimate national title team. Happens every year.


Arrington California (2004): 289 2,018 (6.98) Ray Rice Rutgers (2007): 2,012 (5.29) Troy Davis Iowa State (1995): 2,010 (5.83) Most rushing yards in a career: 4,979 yards from 2001-2004 Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (1996-99) 6,397 career rushing yards Ricky Williams, Texas (1995-98) 6,279 Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (1973-76) 6,082 DeAngelo Williams, Memphis (2002-05) 6,026 Charles White, USC (1976-79) 5,598 Travis Prentice, Miami (Ohio) (1996-99) 5,596 Cedric Benson, Texas (2001-04) 5,540 Ladainian Tomlinson, TCU (1997-00) 5,263 Herschel Walker, Georgia (1980-82) 5,259 Archie Griffin, Ohio State (1972-75) 5,177 Avon Cobourne, West Virginia (1999-02) 5,164 Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois (2004-06) 5,164 Mike Hart, Michigan (2004-07) 5,040 Darren Lewis, Texas A&M (1987-90) 5,012 Darren Sproles, Kansas State (2001-04) 4,979 One of us got some bad information. Might be me, but this is what I found. Having 3 losses that year is probably what killed Darren’s Heisman chances. Troy Davis from ISU deserved a Heisman once as well…but his individual performance did not outweigh the team’s record in the minds of the..e’hem..highly fair, objective, and open minded Heisman voters. Cheers! Re: Two Things Need To Happen To Mr Sproles Gramatica? I believe he was a season or two before Newman. grrcat wrote: That would be my thoughts also. Jordy and Darren are still very active players.

Darren Sproles returns to Kansas for his annual camp

Thomas and Ingram both have the skill sets to be “every-down” backs in the NFL as runners, receivers and pass protectors. It’s possible that either one could be a 1,000-yard back in a different offense. But neither one was able to find a rhythm while splitting carries last year. And Ingram in particular hasn’t come close to approaching the kind of success that earned him the Heisman Trophy at Alabama. Second-year pro Travaris Cadet is still buried on the depth chart even with Ivory gone. But the Saints might find ways to get him on the field as a runner, receiver and returner if he continues to show the same explosive ability this preseason that he displayed last year.

New Orleans Saints positional analysis: Running backs

He added that it feels good to hear the Wildcats thrown into the discussion of best college teams when hes around his NFL teammates. Sproles hasnt been on the K-State campus in four years, although he visits Kansas every year. He remains in contact with coach Bill Snyder and last spoke to him about a month ago. Sproles said Snyder helped him as an individual and a football player. He was real strict on us, Sproles said. I think that was good because now when you leave that program, youre on time, stuff like that, it was like little things. That was real big with him. Those little things are some lessons that Sproles and his wife, Michel, now teach to teenagers at the Sproles Empowered Youth Boys Camp in Olathe. Both athletes Michel ran track at the University of Nevada Las Vegas the couple felt they hadnt learned about another aspect of sports while growing up: life skills.


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