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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by hagan714 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 ...

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Old 08-03-2014, 11:57 AM   #21
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Re: Mark Ingram: I want to be the best back in the history of football

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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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Old 08-03-2014, 01:27 PM   #22
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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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Old 08-03-2014, 02:35 PM   #23
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Well we're waiting.

Mark Ingram doesn’t just want to be a good running back. He doesn’t just want to be a great running back. He doesn’t just want to be the best running back in the NFL.
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Originally Posted by TwistedTiger View Post
He needs to work on becoming the best back on the team.
LOL!!! Exactly right.
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I heard Mark Ingram has bad table manners! Come at me bro
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I heard Mark Ingram has bad table manners! Come at me bro
Well that would be a more valid reason to hate on him than anything he said in that article.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #27
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What is he supposed to say?

That he wants to be an avg RB at best and to never rush for more than 1000 yds in a season... come'on man.
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Re: Mark Ingram: I want to be the best back in the history of football

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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.
I don't personally have a problem, per se, with what Ingram said. It does sound silly coming from someone who hasn't done much. It seems like he's always got something to say about having something to prove, and has yet to back it up. It's fine to speak with confidence and have goals, but when you're always talking and rarely showing out on the field, people will get tired of hearing it from you.

Where I completely disagree with you is your comparisons given to other players... Those guys have all done something. I can't think of anything that needs to be added to that.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:01 PM   #29
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Maybe Mark Ingram should be tested twice for marijuana.
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[B]“The sky’s the limit


“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.”
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In otherwords he wants to be Pierre Thomas without the candor
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