Mark Ingram insists he has never paid attention to his critics and isn't using their comments for motivation now.
As far as he's concerned, it is pure coincidence that his best game by far as a pro came a week after former Saints player Chris Ivory made New Orleans look bad for trading him to the New York Jets, causing many in the Big Easy to question whether the wrong running back was sent packing.
''Fans don't bother me. What people say doesn't bother me. Any outside outlet doesn't bother me, doesn't faze me at all. I really don't care,'' Ingram said after Wednesday's practice. ''I know what type of player I am. I know how hard I work to be the best I can be and every teammate of mine knows.
''As long as this locker room knows what I'm doing and how hard I'm working, and this organization knows, that's all that matters to me.''
Ingram rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown on only 14 carries last Sunday night in a 49-17 victory over Dallas, smashing his previous career high of 9...