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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by lumm0x Yeah I don't see him back either and frankly that doesn't bother me. I don't think he brings anything we can't find cheaper. We are not a one back team, we are not a run first ...

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Old 12-29-2014, 06:33 PM   #21
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Yeah I don't see him back either and frankly that doesn't bother me. I don't think he brings anything we can't find cheaper. We are not a one back team, we are not a run first team. We will always be a running back by committee group. I am sure that if Robinson or Pierre Thomas got the carries Ingram received the results would have been very similar.

We always find RB's who can be part of that committee like Robinson and Thomas. We had guys like Chris Ivory and Joquie Bell and let them walk because we were RB heavy. Almost every team in the league was into their 3-4 RB's throughout the year. Draft another with a mid round pick, bring in a veteran FA and prospect a couple undrafted FA's and we are no worse for wear. Sorry Mark but you can find your money from someone else.



Here is the thing with RBBCs, they are only going to be effective with one thing. A great QB. Meaning Brees has to do most of the work for RBBCs to spell. Other than that a RBBC will be a disaster. Look at teams that have RBBCs like the bucs, bills, dolphins, lions, pats. The pats have Brady and a defense, the lions are having a fluke year have a defense and Megatron, the bills have a defense which helped with 9-7 otherwise bad. The bucs RBBC is why they were bad and the dolphins RBBC is why they can win no more than 8 games. If we are trying to be run first, a RBBC without Brees being effective will not cut it. Ingram really this year was not in a timeshare but when PT came back, he hasn't looked the same.
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Re: Mark Ingram looks ahead to uncertain future: 'I'd love to be a Saint'

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Khiry didn't do that great of a job with Ingram hurt.
Because Robinson never got the number of carries that Ingram got...

Wk 3 18 att 69 yds 3.8 avg
Wk 4 8 att 87 yds 10.9 avg
Wk 5 21 att 89 yds 4.2 avg

These were the games that Ingram was out...


It's clear that Ingram wants to be a feature back...not one that rotates...and I don't see him getting his wish here.
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Re: Mark Ingram looks ahead to uncertain future: 'I'd love to be a Saint'

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Wouldn't surprise me to see Atlanta cut Jackson to sign him

The saints FO better be ready for this challenge. Atlanta will go balls out this offseason and raise the stakes. This isn't 2008 anymore the NFC South now plays hardball. Time to adjust.
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If Atlanta wants to sign and over pay for his services then so be it...they have a feature back already on the roster.

They are a pass first team anyway. Look at how they have built their offense.
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After the way Saints fans trashed him the last 4 years, I'd jump ship in a heartbeat.
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Re: Mark Ingram looks ahead to uncertain future: 'I'd love to be a Saint'

He will sign a 4 year deal with the Saints. Probably around 14-16 million total.
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Originally Posted by voodooido View Post
He will sign a 4 year deal with the Saints. Probably around 14-16 million total.
4 million/yr is too much for us in my opinion. That's all top tier RBs are getting now days....
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After the way Saints fans trashed him the last 4 years, I'd jump ship in a heartbeat.
Well if everyone did that the only person we would have is Brees.
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Re: Mark Ingram looks ahead to uncertain future: 'I'd love to be a Saint'

I would like to see him back, but no way the brass signs him back. Deep down he wants out, cause he will never get his carries on this team
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If Ingram was trashed, it was because he failed to play to his draft status...
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