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Pierre Thomas classifies his running style as 'ugly'

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Metairie, La. - Drew Brees admits it.  Watching Pierre Thomas is a thing of beauty and Brees finds himself indulging in what he calls "the best seat in the house."

For offensive linemen like Zach Strief, it's gratifying to see someone fight so hard after getting past the O-Line's blocks: "Pierre has incredible balance and he just never seems to go down with the first hit."

Thomas, who rushed for over 100 yards on Sunday for the first time since the 2009 season, describes his running style a little differently: "A lot of people have always said that I'm a freakish runner.  They say I run wild.  I already know my running style is ugly.  I look at myself and say 'I run ugly.'"

Part of that ugliness is the ferocity with which he attacks defenders: "My whole mentality is that I'm going to beat them.  One guy is just not going to take me down unless he gets lucky.  You're going to have to call your boys and come get me."

Interim coach Aaron Kromer credits Thomas' balance as his strongest attribute.  Thomas improved that balance over the offseason when he added yoga to his training regimen, he calls it one of the toughest things he's ever done.

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