The Pittman Pit! How about Corey Dillon?

The season ending injury to star RB Deuce McAllister leaves the Saints empty when it comes to big bruising backs.
Reggie Bush is now the featured back, backed up adequately by Aaron Stecker and the third team back is undrafted Illinois product Pierre Thomas. All are small and are cut from the same mold, none will be mistaken for McAllister.
As the preseason winded down in August the Saints most difficult decision was at RB. The team drafted RB Antoino Pittman in the 4th round out of Ohio State and everyone figured he was a given to make the team. Pittman’s play in preseason was not woeful by any means … he did the simple things, made some plays and looked to be the team’s third string back with Stecker playing more of a role on special teams. That all changed with Pierre Thomas lit it up in preseason games. The team decided to go with Thomas instead of Pittman. It’s safe to assume Saints leaders were hoping Pittman would clear waivers and be placed on the team’s practice squad. That didn’t happen … the Bengals snatched him up. Right now the team could use
Pittman as a change of pace back. Someone who could run through the tackle box and take a beating the way Deuce did. Is it necessary to have a brusier on your roster? No, but it doesn’t hurt. Could the Sainst go out and sign a bigger, bruising back to complement Reggie. Yes, and they should, Even if that player has to take a few weeks to get use to coach Sean Payton’s system. One back that comes to mind is Corey Dillon. The former Pat is unemployed and was an asset to New England in their recent run to NFL dominence. May not hurt to take a look at Dillion …


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