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Great back, even better opportunity

Plenty of carries, high-powered offense ... is the Saints' Thomas ready to take off?

Updated: August 19, 2009, 1:32 PM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

Is Pierre Thomas really capable of producing like a No. 1 running back?

Darren Sproles is a handcuff for LaDainian Tomlinson. Felix Jones is the same in Dallas for Marion Barber. We could name many other situations around the league just like this. In New Orleans, however, Reggie Bush is not that guy for Pierre Thomas. Bush is a wide receiver in a running back's clothing. And Thomas is about to become a star.

I don't mean to rip Bush because I think he's turning into a decent ...

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