Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Ingram, running game coming on strong

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; OAKLAND, Calif. — After a slow start to the season, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has run the football with authority the past two weeks. He’s not lacking in confidence, either, as evidenced by his 27-yard scoring run ...

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By TheOak

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #1
Threaded by papz
Retired
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,588

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a slow start to the season, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has run the football with authority the past two weeks.

He’s not lacking in confidence, either, as evidenced by his 27-yard scoring run in the opening seconds of the second half of Sunday’s game with the Oakland Raiders.

Ingram, who had 67 rushing yards for the second straight game, bounced a simple off-tackle run outside and headed to the end zone of O.co Coliseum that’s famously known as The Black Hole because of its rowdy occupants.

After drawing a penalty for taunting Raiders safety Matt Giordano as he approached the goal line, Ingram celebrated some more by firing the ball at a sign that reads: “The Black Hole — The Most Notorious Fans in Football.”

As inhabitants of The Black Hole screamed and flashed gestures at him, he jogged back to the sideline after giving the Saints a commanding 28-7 lead of an eventual 38-17 victory.

“I feel good. … The running game’s getting going,” Ingram said after averaging 5.6 yards per carry on a dozen attempts and leading a Saints’ ground game that pounded out 153 yards. “We’re drawing up a lot of different looks for the running game, so it’s just a team effort.

“Getting a few carries to get into a rhythm has been good these past few weeks,” he added.

The Saints certainly realize it.

Read more: Ingram, running game coming on strong | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ingram3.jpg
Views:	0
Size:	37.7 KB
ID:	5681  

Views: 625
Latest Blogs
Saints: A glimpse of the future Last Blog: 11-19-2014 By: lee909


What i tell you ! !! ! Last Blog: 11-02-2014 By: SAINTstunna


MID TERM ELECTION Last Blog: 10-29-2014 By: teddybarexxx


Old 11-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Posts: 4,584
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

The whole running game is producing every week and catching fire at just the right time, glad ingram is improving.
Even when sproles comes back, I think it would be unwise to reduce carries to ingram and ivory, they are in a rhythm and we need to keep feeding them the ball
dizzle88 is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:53 AM   #3
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 2,782
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

I hate to say this and will here a lot of things for it, but Spoles is the one that needs to see the field less, our run game has caught fire and Ivory, Ingram and PT are in tune, why change anything, I have nothing at all against Sproles and he should be used but not as much as we were using him. I like the power game and it's working, it don't need to be tweeked or fixed in any way shape or form. Sproles can be used as a decoy or situational back, but don't change anything!!
halloween 65 is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
500th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 787
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

Ivory has pushed Ingram into the running back we all expected. Looks like sproles may be the odd man out next year.
voodooido is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
I hate to say this and will here a lot of things for it, but Spoles is the one that needs to see the field less, our run game has caught fire and Ivory, Ingram and PT are in tune, why change anything, I have nothing at all against Sproles and he should be used but not as much as we were using him. I like the power game and it's working, it don't need to be tweeked or fixed in any way shape or form. Sproles can be used as a decoy or situational back, but don't change anything!!
Thats not exactly a fair statement. Our offensive game plan changes with out Sproles, and the O-Line is preforming a lot better...

But to make sure I understand you, you want to take the most productive all purpose back in the NFL off of the field?

From back field to 2-3 yards past the line of scrimmage is O-Line, after that its vision, and ability to break tackles... Ingram could barely get past the line of scrimmage.

AGAIN - Sproles has nothing to do with Ingram, PT, or Ivory... His role is being covered by Cadet.
pumpkindriver likes this.

Last edited by TheOak; 11-19-2012 at 12:36 PM..
TheOak is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 2,782
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
Thats not exactly a fair statement. Our offensive game plan changes with out Sproles, and the O-Line is preforming a lot better...

But to make sure I understand you, you want to take the most productive all purpose back in the NFL off of the field?

From back field to 2-3 yards past the line of scrimmage is O-Line, after that its vision... Ingram could barely get past the line of scrimmage.

AGAIN - Sproles has nothing to do with Ingram, PT, or Ivory... His role is being covered by Cadet.
I'm not saying completly, but you have to admit the power game has opened everything up, take that away and we know what happens. The way we're winning and the running backs running the way their running, I would not change a thing!!
halloween 65 is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #7
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
I'm not saying completly, but you have to admit the power game has opened everything up, take that away and we know what happens. The way we're winning and the running backs running the way their running, I would not change a thing!!
No. Our "power game" has only come to fruition because our o-line is preventing defenders from tackling our RBs in the back field.

For clarity... Sproles being on the sideline does not effect Ingram running what so ever.

NOW..... If you want to tell me that Vitt being back has allowed Aaron Kromer to focus on the line and get their game play to improve to the level of play they were at last season, I will gladly buy that.
TheOak is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #8
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Land Mass between LA and AL
Posts: 3,681
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

Maybe Ingram saw his future fading with Ivory running the way he does.
Mardigras9 is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Haven Ct
Posts: 18,754
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

Funny what you can do when your being pushed.
QBREES9 is offline  
Old 11-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #10
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 11,234
Blog Entries: 5
Re: Ingram, running game coming on strong

Let's keep it real. We HAVE been running better.

This week against the 49ers will tell the tale on just how good it has (or hasn't) become.
saintfan is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/53017-ingram-running-game-coming-strong.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest Matt Giordano News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 11-23-2012 03:58 AM 1
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 11-19-2012 12:39 PM 3
Ingram, running game coming on strong This thread Refback 11-19-2012 07:52 AM 2


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts