Found August 09, 2013 on Football Nation:
We remember the draft night like it was yesterday. Three years ago, the New Orleans Saints tabbed Mark Ingram to be their star running back, their next Heisman Trophy winner in their stable and the man who would help a running back that needed an injection of life.Since he has been a professional football player, Ingram has been anything but exciting. While he has been lackluster at best, this could be the season we finally see what the former Alabama All-American can do on the field.At least he had better show what he can do. This is a crucial year for the running back. If training camp is any indication, then Ingram will exceed expectations of him the past two season. His workload with the first team has increased of the past few weeks (this according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com and it would appear the trade of Chris Ivory to the Jets has opened the door to more playing time, not only for Ingram, but Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles.The Saints are coming off a horrendous season, fail...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Saints lose LE Coleman, WR Morgan for season

getty images The New Orleans Saints have lost two players with season ending injuries. Kenyon Coleman, a left end, was lost for the season after tearing his pectoral in practice on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Colman was signed as a free agent  and was expected to play a key role in Rob Ryan’s 3-4 defense. With the loss of Coleman the Saints will likely move Akiem Hicks into his...

New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs: 5 things to watch for

Junior Galette The New Orleans Saints will kick off their preseason schedule against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs, despite their 2-14 record, defeated the Saints last season in one of the worst defensive performances put on by the black and gold. Even though it is just preseason, the defense will play with a chip on their shoulder as they try to slowly fight the demons of last...

Saints Nation: Preseason is Here! Five Things to Look for in Chiefs at Saints

The last time the Chiefs came into the Superdome is a game that will haunt me for a long time. Granted this is just preseason, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit I'd get at least a tiny fraction of satisfaction out of watching the Saints skull drag the Chiefs. Beyond that, it really is just another meaningless game that will mostly focus on the second half of the roster...

New Orleans Saints: Joe Morgan, Kenyon Coleman lost for season

The New Orleans Saints suffered a couple big blows a few days ago at camp with wide receiver Joe Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman being lost for the season. Though both are not household names, they were both expected to contribute to a bounce back season. Akiem Hicks will be expected to step up with Coleman lost for the season. Coleman, a free agent signee from the Dallas...

Saints lose No. 3 WR Joe Morgan; pass rusher DE Kenyon Coleman for the season

The New Orleans Saints took it on the chin, losing No. 3 WR Joe Morgan and pass rushing specialist Kenyon Coleman for the entire 2013 season. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the injury ravaged team received more bad news Wednesday, as wide receiver Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman will be lost for the season. Coleman suffered a pectoral...

Payton read to get back on sideline

Finally, Saints coach Sean Payton gets to do what he loves the most. Nearly 19 months after he coached his last game, Payton will be back on the sideline when New Orleans plays the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition opener Friday night at the Superdome. It won't come close to matching the intensity of his last game, a pulsating, excruciating 36-32 loss at San Francisco in...

Saints Nation: Thoughts on Joe Morgan and Kenyon Coleman Being Lost of the Season

The Saints broke the news to the fans and media yesterday that Joe Morgan (torn ACL and meniscus) and Kenyon Coleman (torn pectoral muscle) will both be sitting out the 2013 campaign for the duration. They now join Victor Butler on the shelf for the year before the first preseason game is even played. Two defensive starters and your #3 receiver this soon is really not good and this...

Joseph Morgan Done For 2013 with Torn ACL

New Orleans wide receiver Joseph Morgan has suffered a torn meniscus and partially torn ACL which should effectively end his season, according to Saints beat writer Larry Holder.Fantasy Spin:With Devery Henderson gone, Morgan was expected to serve as the No. 3 receiver behind Marques Colston and Lance Moore. This injury should provide a huge opportunity for second-year wideout Nick...

New Orleans Saints: Back on the Road to the Playoffs in 2013

With training camp in full swing, there is a bit of pressure on the New Orleans Saints. The team missed out on the playoffs last year for the first time since the season before the championship run.  A number of factors come into play when we talk about where they went wrong during the 2012 season. Yes, defense was at its all-time worst. In fact, it was pathetic. Of course, we all...

Parker's 2 TDs help Saints top Chiefs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Preston Parker had a pair of touchdown catches in his bid to fill one of New Orleans' open receiver spots, and the Saints defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13 in the preseason opener for both teams Friday. New Chiefs coach Andy Reid saw all he needed of new starting quarterback Alex Smith in the opening drive, which went 80 yards on 14 plays, capped by Jamaal...

Recap: Smith solid in short time as Chiefs fall to Saints 17-13 in preseason opener

NEW ORLEANS -- Preston Parker had a pair of touchdown catches in his bid to fill one of New Orleans' open receiver spots, and the Saints defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13 in the preseason opener for both teams Friday. New Chiefs coach Andy Reid saw all he needed of new starting quarterback Alex Smith in the opening drive, which went 80 yards on 14 plays, capped by Jamaal...

Pre-Season Is Here! So…Where’s Your “D”?

For some teams, preseason is well underway. But for New Orleans Saints fans, it officially starts tonight when the home team takes on the Kansas City Chiefs. Head Coach Sean Payton is back! Wide receiver Joe Morgan is essentially dead. But what we’re most excited about is what this season will bring for the beleaguered defense. There’s a new coach at the helm of the crappiest...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.