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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara didn’t necessarily invent the “Fleur-de-Leap.” But it has evolved into the signature celebration of their historic 2017 season: leaping into the stands to celebrate with the fans. Kamara might have been the first to do ...

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Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara didn’t necessarily invent the “Fleur-de-Leap.” But it has evolved into the signature celebration of their historic 2017 season: leaping into the stands to celebrate with the fans.

Kamara might have been the first to do it inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this season. But Ingram did it first on the road at Lambeau Field. Obviously, the Green Bay Packers were doing it long before the New Orleans Saints turned it into a growing tradition of their own.

But no one is trying to be anointed a pioneer here. They’re just having an awful lot of fun.



“I think that’s gonna be our thing. Shoot, I hope everybody [starts doing it],” said Kamara, who has made it his standard celebration after every touchdown or two-point conversion, including the time last month when he climbed all the way into the stands and started dancing as a fan embraced him.

“I don’t know [what inspired it],” Kamara said. “I was just like, ‘Man, I’m about to go up here.’ It was just lit. The Dome was rocking. And I was like, ‘Man, I’m about to jump up in the stands.’”

Ingram climbed all the way in a couple weeks ago, too. Receiver Ted Ginn Jr. added his own twist when he handled the ball to a baby.

The name “Fleur-de-Leap” came from someone on Twitter -- a play on the iconic New Orleans fleur-de-lis symbol that adorns the Saints' helmets -- and Kamara said it stuck.

“It’s a high wall, though. I can’t lie,” Kamara said. “I don’t know if everybody can get up there. But I think it’s cool. It’s just another way to interact with the fans.”

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Old 01-07-2018, 10:34 AM   #2
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Re: Fleur-de-Leap: Saints' Kamara, Ingram spark new Superdome tradition

Kamara has an insane vertical from the combine stats. Probably one of the highest in the entire NFL. I doubt many on the team can get up in the stands. I thought I saw Ginn try it and fail.
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Love that term "Fleur-de-Leap"!

Hopefully we'll be doing lots of them today!

GEAUX SAINTS!
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I guess people forget but this was a Green Bay thing.
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Fleur de leap has a nice ring to it. I want to see a lot of them.
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Re: Fleur-de-Leap: Saints' Kamara, Ingram spark new Superdome tradition

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Love that term "Fleur-de-Leap"!

Hopefully we'll be doing lots of them today!

GEAUX SAINTS!
The original Fleur-de-Leap was a TD run by Reggie Bush at Miami in 2009 where he jumped from the 5 yard line and landed in the end zone (believe it was a reverse from Colston). It was an amazing play.
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Re: Fleur-de-Leap: Saints' Kamara, Ingram spark new Superdome tradition

Seemed like someone told them to stop this weekend. I noticed players would start to run up and then pause. Anyone else see that?
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