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Old 08-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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I would just love for him to have a good season where he's consistent from start to finish and helps the team win some games.
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You gotta love his bravado.... Remember when Reggie Bush said in game 5 of the 2009 season that the Saints could go undefeated and win the Super Bowl and Saints fans at the time thought he one was nuts, and two was bad lucking what at the was a good start to the season..... You gotta have some hutpsa to say something like that.... Id love to see him back it up by earning his extention.....!!!!!
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He didn't say he was gonna be the greatest, he said he wants to be. Only a dolt could find fault with a player wanting to be the best ever.
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He can have a productive NFL career. It's just not going to happen in a Saints uniform or Payton's offense. Everybody except Brees is just a role player in the current scheme.
Its not just Payton offense. The time of the star running back is over. The job can be done easier, and cheaper by committee. Teams are building their running game around several backs now.The days where one back has 1200 plus yards in a season is coming to an end. So are the big contracts and high draft picks for running backs.
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He didn't say he was gonna be the greatest, he said he wants to be. Only a dolt could find fault with a player wanting to be the best ever.
There is some truth to what you're saying. If he had said I hope to be the 100th best back people would complain he had no heart, but I think when athletes who haven't performed to that level start talking about that it sounds somewhat disingenuous. I am just looking for a really good season from him- I'll take that
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That train left the station a loooong time ago!
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he needs to take a page out of the Sweetness or Berry Sanders handbook. let your playing do the talking. There the role models he needs to emulate.

so shut up and put up already
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he needs to take a page out of the Sweetness or Berry Sanders handbook. let your playing do the talking. There the role models he needs to emulate.

so shut up and put up already
Good grief thats ridiculous.

I guess you have the same problem with Galette, Cam Jordan, Jimmy Graham, and numerous other Saints througout history that express how they strive to be the best.

Absolutely ridiculous.
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“The sky’s the limit, man. I want to be the best back to ever play the freakin’ game of football,” Ingram said.

Ingram said it doesn’t bother him that there now seems to be more buzz around second-year running back Khiry Robinson.

“I don’t mind at all. I mean, I like flying under the radar,” Ingram said. “And Khi’s a good player, a special, young player. He has a lot of talent, a lot of ability, so he deserves the buzz he’s getting. ...

“I don’t get too anxious or get anxiety about the future. I just try to handle it one day at a time. You know, whatever my role may be to help us win the game, that’s what I’m gonna do to the best of my ability. If you take it one day at a time, eventually your major goals will fall into place.”



“I was versatile in college and just want to transfer that to the NFL,” Ingram said. “I want to be an every-down back, not just to be a short-yardage or base back. I want to be able to run out of the gun, run in nickel, catch screen passes, pick up pass protection. I just want to do everything I can to contribute from a football player -- not just a running back.

“I just want to do everything I can to be the best player I can be to help us win games and win a championship. That’s my No. 1 goal.”


One thing about Ingram that should never be questioned is his attitude and his work ethic.


If anything, Ingram admits that his biggest problem might have been trying to do too much when he got opportunities to succeed.

“I think sometimes I press, because sometimes I don’t have as many opportunities,” Ingram said. “So sometimes I get in and I press and try to make a big play, when I should just go with the flow of the game and just make my read and take 3 yards or take 2 yards.

“So just being patient and being confident and just going through my reads and just sticking to 'em. ... The big plays will come. You’ve got to be patient.”

" Us three jelling together, I don't think many teams have as a deep a running back corps as we do and as good as a running corps as we do," Ingram said. "I'd put our running corps up with anyone in the league. So I think just the fact that we're all working hard and we push each other to be better, that's what's going to help us have a lot of success this season."
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