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Thomas’ Could See Playing Time on Third Downs

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Looks like in a perfect world, coach Sean Peyton will use RB Pierre Thomas’ more on third downs in 2008.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that Peyton likes the thought on Thomas’ in tough third-down situations.  “Pierre is someone who blocks the pressure real well. That’s a strength of his. He’s so smart. You need that in the nickel because of the looks we get. We get a lot more complex looks in third-down or long-yardage situations than we would in the base.”  Last season Thomas’ rushed for 252 yards and one TD, catching 17 passes for 151 yards and one score.  It would be a big help to have him give Bush and McAllister a break and give them an added weapon on third down.

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