New Orleans Saints left tackle Jermon Bushrod has continued to impress in his third year on the job. Thanks in large part to his efforts, Indianapolis Colts elite pass rusher Dwight Freeney was a non-factor in last Sunday night’s 62-7 victory. Bushrod has allowed two sacks this year, according to Stats LLC. He has not committed a single penalty all year, though.
But none of those guys has come close to doing what Sproles has for the Saints. They’re all pretty much doing what they did in their other stops. Sproles is doing more than he ever did in six productive seasons in San Diego. Through seven games, Sproles leads the NFL with 1,115 all-purpose yards and he’s getting more opportunities to run the ball and catch passes than ever before.
With Mark Ingram missing a second-straight practice on Thursday, it appears increasingly likely that he’ll be scratched from the lineup just one week after the best performance of his young career. Fortunately for New Orleans, last season’s leading rusher, Chris Ivory, appears ready to join the Saints’ ninth-ranked ground game after his long rehabilitation from a broken left foot.
The St. Louis Rams have mounting problems this season. They are win less, have one of the leagues worst offenses, and are likely to be without the services of top quarterback Sam Bradford against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.
For the first week of training camp, Tom Johnson found himself working with the first-team defense, finding a way into the rotation despite former first-round pick Sedrick Ellis and free-agent pickups Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin being in the fold.