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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The local media has been comparing Ingram to Deuce, but I've always felt that he was more like Emmitt. Wow - what if… Here's an article comparing the two's accomplishments: NFL Draft 2011: Mark Ingram vs. Emmitt Smith | al.com ...

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Old 04-30-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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Mark Ingram compared to Emmitt Smith

The local media has been comparing Ingram to Deuce, but I've always felt that he was more like Emmitt. Wow - what if… Here's an article comparing the two's accomplishments:

NFL Draft 2011: Mark Ingram vs. Emmitt Smith | al.com

Emmitt Smith
Positon: Running back
Height: 5-9
Weight: 210
Round: 1st
Pick: 17th
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Accolades: Pro Football Hall of Fame; College Football Hall of Fame
College: Played three seasons at Florida for Galen Hall; turned pro in 1990 after Steve Spurrier was hired
College rushing stats: 3,928 yards, 36 touchdowns


Mark Ingram
Height: 5-9
Weight: 215
Round: Projected 1st round
Pick: TBA
Team: TBA
Accolades: Heisman Trophy
College: Played three season at Alabama where he became the Crimson Tide's first Heisman Trophy winner in 2009, and guided the Tide to its 13th national title
College rushing stats: 3,261 yards, 42 touchdowns
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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I saw a side-by-side video of both of them over at SR. It was amazing how similar their talents and running style are.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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Wow......if we even get half the production then I'll be happy.. Emmitt is my all time favorite running back. Who Dat!
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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Wow...i posted this and got blasted..i agree 1000%..he is a Emmitt clone..and im real happy about it...Emmitt was his idol
Which shows you misinterpreted my intentions and post.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
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Emmitt admits he couldn't have done what he did without the Moose. Maybe he didn't assist Smith his entire career but he opened up a lot of holes. Moose was also the first FB ever selected to a Pro Bowl. Ingram won't have that luxury for the Saints, he'll get some help but not on that level.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
 
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Originally Posted by strato View Post
Wow...i posted this and got blasted..i agree 1000%..he is a Emmitt clone..and im real happy about it...Emmitt was his idol
Chill Pill dude!


Be Happy we got Emmitt!
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
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Forget naming anyone anything. If he can stay healthy, average 17+ carries a game with a 4+ YPC while being an effective receiver out of the backfield for the next 5+ seasons, then it was a hell of a move to trade up to get him IMO.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:18 PM   #8
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Yea, i remember people comparing Reggie to Gale Sayers too.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #9
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I just want to see him get the 2-3 yards up the middle that Bush couldn't deliver and open up play action again. If he can do that in his first season it's going to take a lot of pressure off Brees.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:23 PM   #10
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what if Reggie played when Gale did..would he be better?...they are a lot bigger and faster now...talent wise Reggie might have more..
Maybe maybe not. I'm just throwing it out there.
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