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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II I know that we are a league of "what have you done for me lately"? He's played well lately.....but it took too long to suit me. I loved him coming out of Alabama but ...

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Old 12-04-2014, 02:21 AM   #11
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Re: Mark Ingram approaching 1000 yards

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I know that we are a league of "what have you done for me lately"? He's played well lately.....but it took too long to suit me. I loved him coming out of Alabama but he's been a big disappointment until recently. Plus he has a thug mentality.jmho I'll pass.
I don't see the thug mentality. He speaks articulately and doesn't get in trouble. Besides you don't win football games with choir boys. The biggest thug in the league is Marshawn Lynch and I'd take him in a second. Actually, I think Ingram plays with outstanding effort on every play. I wish Jimmy Graham would play with the same attitude.
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All I know is that when faced with 4th and goal from the 1 yard line, I shriek in horror when he is the lone back lined up.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:13 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Saintsfan4ever View Post
Mark Ingram has earned my respect. Myself and most Saints fans were disappointed with his production in prior years, and Mark knew that the Saints nation and other pundits had labeled him a "bust". But he didn't give up. He kept making the most of his opportunities and hitting the holes and kept getting better and running smarter. And when the burden of carrying the load fell on his shoulders due to other injured players, he delivered. Now he's become an integral part of our offensive attack. Should we re-sign him? no question. We better hope we can re-sign him.
I agree with most of what you said. I'd like us to resign him but to me it just depends on his price. We cannot afford to overpay for him since we are pretty adept at finding FA RBs that can produce.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:38 AM   #14
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... I still think we should try to resign this guy. He's proven himself a capable and dependable runner that can move the chains.

What say you?
Sign him. If you guys don't, somebody will.

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I saw fit to use that as my 2000th post. It only took me 11 years to get there!
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All I know is that when faced with 4th and goal from the 1 yard line, I shriek in horror when he is the lone back lined up.
Dang! I was hoping you had the soundtrack on that pic, .
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:57 AM   #15
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All I know is that when faced with 4th and goal from the 1 yard line, I shriek in horror when he is the lone back lined up.
and 5 guys can't block well enough to help him? Yeah, I'm horrified also
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:52 AM   #16
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In all fairness to Ingram, he has carried this team to the wins we have now. I would resign him if possible but with Brees contract, Grahams (overpaid in my opinion) contract, our 2 guards large contracts, Byrds contract(can't wait to see him healthy next year) Cams up next season and so on and so on, I think he will leave. I will hate to see him go but unless he takes a reduced contract and just wants to be remembered as a Saint, some team gets a possible great back that is on the rise.
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It's all about the Benjamins ... if too many, then let's thank him for his contributions, even if he bloomed later than we had hoped. We have to learn to not be afraid to let go and look forward to new cheaper talent to replace more expensive talent... you know, the New England model, save for the most important position, QB.
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Strongly disagree.

He's battled multiple injuries and an offensive line learning a new scheme.

Throughout everything he's shown diligence, heart and kept his nose clean which have all earned him coach's and team's support.

NOW - that he's finally healthy - he's ripping off consistent 100+yard games.

What's not to like?

And I don't get the "thug mentality" comment at all.
Are you an Auburn fan?
If he can't consistently stay healthy I wouldn't put a lot of money in someone who can't regularly see the field. Year after year he hasn't proven that he will be available.

I believe he has coach feeling frustrated and angry. When I see these two interact Payton always looks like he's about to lose it. I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling when I see these two together. His excessive celebrations and subsequent penalties didn't endear him to coach either. Oh, and I can't recall the last time a team mate talked to him on the side line except immediately after a big play. I'm not saying that I am a psychologist or an expert in human relationships....I just tend be observant.

And the thug mentality that I refer to is the big shows he puts on after a first down when we are getting blown out. I'm also referring to his excessive celebrations which hurt the team because of his stupid penalties. He has as yet to show me anything besides that thug mentality.

And finally.............Hell no I'm not an Auburn fan! I bleed Crimson baby. However, they are both fine institutions of higher learning.
I liked Ingram a lot coming out of Alabama. I was excited about him........but the glow has faded. I am glad he's playing better......just not glad enough to give him very much money against a tight cap.

Edit: JMHO
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:16 AM   #19
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If he can't consistently stay healthy I wouldn't put a lot of money in someone who can't regularly see the field. Year after year he hasn't proven that he will be available.

I believe he has coach feeling frustrated and angry. When I see these two interact Payton always looks like he's about to lose it. I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling when I see these two together. His excessive celebrations and subsequent penalties didn't endear him to coach either. Oh, and I can't recall the last time a team mate talked to him on the side line except immediately after a big play. I'm not saying that I am a psychologist or an expert in human relationships....I just tend be observant.

And the thug mentality that I refer to is the big shows he puts on after a first down when we are getting blown out. I'm also referring to his excessive celebrations which hurt the team because of his stupid penalties. He has as yet to show me anything besides that thug mentality.

And finally.............Hell no I'm not an Auburn fan! I bleed Crimson baby. However, they are both fine institutions of higher learning.
I liked Ingram a lot coming out of Alabama. I was excited about him........but the glow has faded. I am glad he's playing better......just not glad enough to give him very much money against a tight cap.

Edit: JMHO
Wow, you made some valid points injury-wise/teammate-wise and now I'm beginning to wonder if I really like him as much as I think I do, . I'm glad you clarified your definition of 'thug mentality' because that one kinda' threw me as well.
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Running backs are not getting paid what they use to. No one is going to break the bank for him. I truly believe we will find a way to keep him. He has shown this year that he can carry the rock when healthy.
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