NEW ORLEANS — If Eric Dickerson is anything less than outstanding as a running back for the Indianapolis Colts, then "he's a bum," said Jim Finks, the New Orleans Saints general manager.
The Rams traded Dickerson to the Colts on Saturday after Dickerson's constant complaints that he was unable to play well for the salary he was making with the Rams.
Dickerson signed for four years for a figure that Colt General Manager Jim Irsay said makes him the highest-paid running back in league history. Dickerson is reportedly getting about $1.1 million a year with the Colts.
Dickerson rushed for 38 yards in 10 carries Sunday against the New York Jets.
"I think Eric Dickerson, now, has to put up or shut up," Finks told the New Orleans Quarterback Club on Monday. "He betrayed the organization that was so good for him for the first five years, and went to the organization that paid the most money.