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Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

Posted by Josh Alper on August 3, 2017, 10:25 AM EDT



During running back Mark Ingram‘s time with the Saints, he has split backfield duties with a variety of backs and he’s set to do so again this year with Adrian Peterson joining the team.

Ingram has not shared any displeasure about that arrangement and said that the two backs have helped each other since they began working together this spring. That doesn’t mean Ingram feels he’s incapable of being in a bigger role than the one he has played for the Saints.

“I just want to keep proving that I’m the best complete back in this game,” Ingram said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. “You know Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson, I feel like I can do the same thing that those guys do, given the opportunity. So that’s my mindset, that’s my goal. I want to be the best back in this league. That’s what I come out here and work for every single day.”

As Ingram said, he’s not likely to get the same workload as the other two backs, but his 96 catches over the last two years and ability to chip in as a pass protector when needed are both valuable things to bring to the Saints offense. In fact, Triplett reports that the passing game is where Ingram “has excelled at the most” during training camp and continued success there should leave him with a good chance of being the most-used back in New Orleans.
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Re: Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

Only difference, Mark, they were doing it out of the gate; you took five (5) years to figure things out...

Glad you're aboard and part of the deepest RB depth chart in the league, now do your job!!!

Signing AP was an absolutely brilliant move as it's lit a fire under Ingram's arse and excellent leverage when contract is due...
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Re: Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

Talk's cheap.
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Re: Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

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Only difference, Mark, they were doing it out of the gate; you took five (5) years to figure things out...

Glad you're aboard and part of the deepest RB depth chart in the league, now do your job!!!

Signing AP was an absolutely brilliant move as it's lit a fire under Ingram's arse and excellent leverage when contract is due...
And it seems like every year the Saint's need someone to serve as a match under Ingram's but before he starts producing. At this level you shouldn't need to be benched in order to get the message.
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Re: Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

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Only difference, Mark, they were doing it out of the gate; you took five (5) years to figure things out...

Glad you're aboard and part of the deepest RB depth chart in the league, now do your job!!!

Signing AP was an absolutely brilliant move as it's lit a fire under Ingram's arse and excellent leverage when contract is due...
Cut him a little slack, he wasn't given the 3 down back role early on like those other guys were, purely because Payton goes nuts over mismatches.

He always had a loaded backfield of people taking snaps away

2012 - PT23, Ivory, Sproles and Ingram
2013 - PT23, Khiry, Sproles and Ingram

In those early years Payton pretty much refused to have anyone but Sproles in on 3rd down.
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Re: Mark Ingram: I can do the same things Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson do

I like MI. I like the way he runs. I'm rooting for the guy to build on last year. He's a good back.
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MI's hole reading, cutting, and quickness have improved. He is at his peak right now so we will have him for this year and two more I'd wager before he goes downward.

This kid Victor looks serious, and Kamara looks nice.
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Mark is pretty good but he needs to stop with the being one of the greatest stuff. Some of that is circumstances like he said but most of it is not. Hightower took a lot of his thunder away for that reason.
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Ingram has always been and will remain this year a solid RB.
The way the Saints use him, his career should last longer than some overused RBs.

He should be happy he's here.

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Bash me if you want; but talk is cheap. I'm tired of hearing how great these guys think they are and blah blah blah. Shut up, don't talk to the press about yourself, prove it on the field.
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