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Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I wouldn't say Ingram is wasting away with the Saints, but he definitely could be a starting RB for several teams. I would rather the Saints trade Ingram than any of the other RBs we have; I hope we can ...

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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I wouldn't say Ingram is wasting away with the Saints, but he definitely could be a starting RB for several teams. I would rather the Saints trade Ingram than any of the other RBs we have; I hope we can get either a decent defensive player or high draft picks for him!

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A boisterous talent is being wasted with the likes of the New Orleans Saints organization. His dynamic and youthful aptness have seen better days -coming from a National Championship team in Alabama and being the Heisman Trophy recipient during his college years, to finding himself splitting carries and game time in the NFL with three other rushers on the New Orleans Saints depth chart. Unfortunately, because the Saints have such power, speed, and awareness stacked in the backfield, Mark Ingram, one of the team’s elite running backs, could be wasting his time down in the bayou.

Ingram was a rising star at Alabama…one of the primetime running backs in not only the SEC, but all over college football. His game was praised by many and his talent was unheard of. He was essentially a steal in the 2011 NFL Draft…being selected 28th overall. By this time however, Ingram came to a team that already had a slew of great rushers in Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, and Chris Ivory. It wasn’t before long that Ingram managed to find his spot on the team, but was responsible for splitting carries with his teammates during games, a duty no running back relishes in. Now, Ingram is being outshined by his teammates. Is it time for Ingram to find a new home?

Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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Re: Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?

Ingram was starting to look good in the second half of the season (or to put it more accurately, when Ivory started playing better than him and lit a fire under Ingram's a$$.) But more to the topic, there was no reason for us to draft him in the first round... He is kind of wasting away.
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Re: Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?

As much praise as the author of that article gave him, you'd think he was Eric Dickerson coming out of college. I myself hoped he would be the 2nd coming of Deuce, but he just hasn't worked out that way. I'm on the fence with him, trade him if you can get a good deal otherwise keep him.
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Re: Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?

I'm going to say next year will be his year.
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Re: Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?

My belief is he is more suited for a program where running the ball is emphasized more. Maybe the Jets, or possibly behind MJD in Jacksonville. And he deserves an opportunity to either sink or swim. I think we need to have one feature back (PT) and a 3rd down guy (Sproles) and then move both Ingram and Ivory if possible. We have too many cooks in the kitchen at RB. If Ingram should fail as a feature guy with either us or another team at least he was given every opportunity, and if he should succeed, then good for him.
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Re: Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?

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My belief is he is more suited for a program where running the ball is emphasized more. Maybe the Jets, or possibly behind MJD in Jacksonville. And he deserves an opportunity to either sink or swim. I think we need to have one feature back (PT) and a 3rd down guy (Sproles) and then move both Ingram and Ivory if possible. We have too many cooks in the kitchen at RB. If Ingram should fail as a feature guy with either us or another team at least he was given every opportunity, and if he should succeed, then good for him.
Sean Payton doesn't want to lose one more game because his running back is hurt. We do have too many running backs and we need to move one. Unfortunately, Payton prefers to run multiple backs and that doesn't help Ingram get into a rhythm.
I like him a lot and wish he could be utilized here better. I doubt that Payton goes to a one back system which is where Ingram would shine.
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Re: Is Mark Ingram Wasting Away in the Bayou?

Trent Richardson is better.

Eddie Lacey could be as well.

Let's face it - Ingram was an emotional pick for Sean Payton. Anyone remember Payton's son clamoring for his Dad to pick Ingram in the draft??
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PTs days are numbered as a Saint, just my thinking... Ingram will take over his role next year
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PTs days are numbered as a Saint, just my thinking... Ingram will take over his role next year
If the Saints keep Ingram over Pierre Thomas, I will have to re-consider my favorable opinion of the Saints!
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