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SmashMouth 08-10-2011 07:04 AM

Tackling New Orleans Saints rookie running back Mark Ingram no easy task
 
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The New Orleans Saints haven't started tackling yet, but it's become abundantly clear that rookie running back Mark Ingram is going to be a load to tackle for NFL defenders.

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Mark Ingram, right, scores a touchdown on a goal line drill as Roman Harper tries to take him down at Saints camp on Tuesday.
Ingram's piston-churning, ankle-breaking, pad-crunching style has opened eyes -- and more than a few holes in the defense -- during his first week of training camp. In a short period of time, he has dazzled with his ability to find and create lanes where there seemingly aren't any.
A columnist once described the 5-foot-9, 215-pound first-round pick as "part bowling ball, part ballet dancer," and Saints' defenders have experienced both incarnations in camp.
"I can't wait to see him play this Friday (against the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome) and see what he does against another team because in practice he's definitely flashed signs of greatness," free safety Malcolm Jenkins said.
One of the most impressive flashes occurred Tuesday on the final play of the first live-tackling session of camp. On a do-or-die, third-and-goal play, Ingram took a handoff from quarterback Drew Brees and found himself man to man at about the 1-yard line with one of the best tacklers in the NFL, two-time Pro Bowl safety Roman Harper. Ingram planted his feet, lowered his shoulder and blasted through Harper like a foam tackling dummy as he powered into the end zone.
The play said more about Ingram than it did about Harper. Harper isn't the first and definitely will not be the last prospective-tackler-turned-roadkill in Ingram's career.

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strato 08-10-2011 07:09 AM

Great now Harper cant tackle either...lol..getting schooled by a rook...

SO:twisted:

homerj07 08-10-2011 07:59 AM

Well I hope this style does not lead to a lot in Injuries!!

Crusader 08-10-2011 08:19 AM

This is getting me real excited :-)

Danno 08-10-2011 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by strato (Post 317526)
Great now Harper cant tackle either...lol..getting schooled by a rook...

SO:twisted:


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The play said more about Ingram than it did about Harper. Harper isn't the first and definitely will not be the last prospective-tackler-turned-roadkill in Ingram's career.
:p

RockyMountainSaint 08-10-2011 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 317552)
:p

Harper stated that he purposely went high so as not to risk injuring a teammate. Also said he would have scored anyway.

GOOSEBUMPS!

Danno 08-10-2011 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RockyMountainSaint (Post 317571)
Harper stated that he purposely went high so as not to risk injuring a teammate. Also said he would have scored anyway.

GOOSEBUMPS!

And I heard they also had to tell Mark to quit going low. Apparently you aren't supposed to for these drills.

This team looks hungry.

Choupique 08-10-2011 11:19 AM

The 49ers are screwed.

Speedy Ron 08-10-2011 11:50 AM

i want an ingram jersey

RockyMountainSaint 08-10-2011 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Ron (Post 317619)
i want an ingram jersey

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