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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by CheramieIII How short is Ingram? 5-10, 215 There's a reason that height is ideal. Center of gravity is lower to the ground than a DE/DT/LB Lower body strength/balance has more to do with breaking tackles than size ...

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Old 03-12-2011, 09:15 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
How short is Ingram?
5-10, 215

There's a reason that height is ideal.

Center of gravity is lower to the ground than a DE/DT/LB
Lower body strength/balance has more to do with breaking tackles than size
Taller RB's are typically easier to tackle
Taller RB's are typically long striders, and change of direction takes more time

There are exceptions of course, Dickerson, Peterson, even our own Deuce.

Mark Ingram is an Emmit Smith clone from top to bottom, although he may have even better stop & go change of direction skills than Emmit did.

If he stays healthy, he's gonna be a star.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:43 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Mark Ingram is an Emmit Smith clone from top to bottom, although he may have even better stop & go change of direction skills than Emmit did.

If he stays healthy, he's gonna be a star.
Yea... Reggie Bush is another Gayle Sayers too.
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Yea... Reggie Bush is another Gayle Sayers too.
And Adrian Peterson would stay injured too.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:36 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by HouYat View Post
I wonder what kind of shape Howard Stevens is in?
Yeah guys, i'm an old-timer.
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i remember stevens well hou-yat, had a barry sanders like build. defenders had a hard time finding him in the back field. was'nt he like 5-6" he was an exciting runner. my dad called him be-lew which meant below.
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I love when people jack a crappy thread. LOL
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