New Orleans Saints earn a top-10 preseason ranking for RB unit

The New Orleans Saints have plenty of talent at the running back position, with the likes of Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller and Khiry Robinson. All three have proven capable of making big plays, but grouping the three together? Well, that's a pretty dangerous unit.Apparently, Pro Football Focus thinks so as well, as the Saints found themselves ranked in the top-10 of RB units.Pretty nice...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram says he takes pride in 'being an every-down back'

For running back Mark Ingram, the addition of C.J. Spiller apparently isn't one that he's going to let impact his mindset heading into the 2015 season.  As Mike Triplett of ESPN reported, Ingram is more than confident that he's a three-down back. In fact, he knows he can do anything and everything asked of him. "I know I'm a three-down back," Ingram told ESPN. "I could do first...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ingram: “I know I’m a three-down back”

From Reggie Bush to Pierre Thomas to Darren Sproles to C.J. Spiller, it seems the New Orleans Saints have never run out of pass-catching backs to complement a hard-nosed runner. But according to ESPN’s Mike Triplett, Mark Ingram believes he’s capable of shouldering the load as an every-down contributor. “I know I’m a three-down back. I could do first down, second down,...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Mid-Preseason Review: Running Backs

After having a season like the Saints did in 2014, Whodat Nation has been urgently waiting for the 2015 campaign to finally arrive. Saints fans have been ready to see the team come out with a vengeance, showing improvement from the embarrassment of last season.As fans, we obviously have several questions that need to be answered during the 2015 preseason. Will the defense make a...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints lose to Patriots 26-24

The game ended once again in a last second score by the opponent that led to another “heartbreaking” defeat, if there is such a thing in preseason, but Saints fans should walk away from this game feeling much better about the team’s prospects in 2015. The Saints led 21-0 and left 3 points on the board going for 2 on each scoring and failing to convert. The Patriots would score...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the most underrated fantasy stars on the New Orleans Saints roster?

AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on how entertaining they’d be on Hard Knocks Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier head coaches Power Rankings: Based on each team’s chances of making the playoffs in 2015 Fantasy Preview: The top-32 QBs for 2015 Who are these Saints? Yeah, I see Drew Brees, and I know Sean Payton is still calling the plays, but is this the offensive juggernaut...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Saints New-Look Offense?

View image | Click to See Full Power Rankings Article This unit suffered a lot of losses this offseason, mainly all-world tight end Jimmy Graham, wide receiver Kenny Stills, and running back Pierre Thomas. But as long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton are in control of this offense, they will put up ridiculous passing numbers. The receiving unit will be led by veteran...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: New Orleans Saints

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the New Orleans Saints.  Team Outlook: The Saints were once again a fantasy juggernaut last season, leading the NFL in total offensive yards. Although Drew Brees is now 36, he's shown no signs of slowing down and should once again have volume on his side. The personnel around Brees...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect a lot of vanilla as Ravens host Saints in PS1…

I don’t expect the first-team Ravens guys to play much, if at all, on Thursday night against the Saints. Same goes for the Saints’ big playmakers, like Mark Ingram…save ’em for the games that count seems to be the new mantra around the league. Baltimore fans are excited to have football back in town when the Ravens play the Saints under the lights on Thursday night. But...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram Working On His Whip and Nae Nae During Practice

Mark Ingram has a lot to be happy about. With Pierre Thomas gone chances are he is going to see a few more carries this season. He might even crack the 1000-yard barrier for the first time in his career. He came close last season with 964 yards (on 226 carries). After getting signed to a new deal in the off-season he knows the team wants to keep him around.If they are going to do...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Greenbrier update from 8/8

Saturday was a day off so not a ton to report until later today at 4pm when the Saints return to practice. I did run into a number of players around grounds and was able to ask general questions, but there was nothing too notable. I will point out that John Jenkins looked to have his weight down which is a positive sign. He’s a very nice and approachable guy. I talked to new CB...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Ingram throws down the “Whip” and “Nae Nae” at Saints camp

Mark Ingram could be in for a big year this season, which means a lot of touchdowns, and I think we now know what he’s going to be doing once he gets in that end zone. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL teams that could be picking No. 1 overall in 2016 Fantasy Preview: The top-30 TEs for 2015 QB Rankings: Based on the pressure they’re under in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints position preview: Running Backs

The running back position for the New Orleans Saints has always been a strength in the Sean Payton era. The run games looks to be a major focus this season due to the well documented offseason moves. New Orleans is notoriously known for their passing game because of Drew Brees. However, with the addition of C.J. Spiller and resigning Mark Ingram, Saints fans should look forward to...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints' Ingram angling for expanded role in passing game

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) As Saints quarterback Drew Brees rolled away from pressure, Mark Ingram raced out of the backfield and toward the left sideline, where he nimbly made a tough, twisting catch on a throw over his back shoulder. His father, former NFL receiver Mark Ingram Sr., might have enjoyed that play, even if it was only in training camp. The younger Ingram, now...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: These Mark Ingram highlights will get Who Dat Nation on their feet

This year, the Saints are getting back to what won them the Super Bowl in 2009, pounding the rock. And that starts with Mark Ingram. For the first few years of his career, injuries kept Ingram from growing into the running back that most expected him to be after getting drafted in the first round of the draft, but he showed up and showed out last season. AROUND COVER32 First and...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Improved Rushing Attack will Balance Offense

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 21: Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints rushes for a touchdown during the first quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) The New Orleans Saints made the move to add running back C.J. Spiller this offseason to complement Mark...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The five most important position battles of New Orleans Saints training camp

Last week we looked at five of the Saints top-10 training camp battles. Today I’m wrapping up my countdown of the most important training camp battles with the top five. Before I get into my top five, though, let’s take a look at an honorable mention: Honorable Mention: C.J. Spiller v. Mark Ingram. This is a very interesting contest to follow because both players will be competing...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFC South Positional Groups: Running Backs

The running back position has evolved. It’s hard for someone at the position to see the field if they’re not adequate at pass blocking or have decent hands. It’s common for running backs to be moved around the formation as a diagnostic tool for the quarterback, and the player needs to have a route tree. Featured backs use to be the norm, but now they’re a rarity. Teams need...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Khiry Robinson being squeezed out of a job in New Orleans?

The presence of running backs Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller may leave New Orleans Saints fan favorite, 3rd-year running back Khiry Robinson getting plenty of unwanted bench time in 2015, per ESPN. Robinson suffered an arm fracture in week 7 of the 2014 season that limited him to only 12 carries for 32 yards over the last 10 games of the year. With bringing back Ingram...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Why other players are scared of the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints were expected to make some big changes coming off  a disappointing 7-9 season in 2014. However, Sean Payton and the rest of the Saints coaching staff shocked most with the trade of crowd-favorite Jimmy Graham and with the acquisition of C.J. Spiller. So, are these changes a relief for the rest of the division’s teams? No and, according to other division...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Khiry Robinson looks to be more than a third wheel

Sitting behind a Pro Bowler in Mark Ingram and capable starter in C.J. Spiller does not discourage Khiry Robinson from believing he is capable of more than a third-string role with the New Orleans Saints. In his latest comments to ESPN‘s Mike Triplett, Khiry Robinson takes a positive approach in his role with the team and expresses confidence regardless of how many touches he will...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Even with Ingram and Spiller, Khiry Robinson ready to make an impact

Khiry Robinson may be sitting behind both Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller on the depth chart for the New Orleans Saints, but that doesn't mean he's feeling like the odd man out according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. “I’m the type of person, I’m gonna get what I get and do what I do with it. So whether it’s 20 carries or one carry, I’m gonna do the best of my ability every play...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Ascending Players: #3 Mark Ingram

For this series I’ll be listing 5 players who are the upswing, with the caveat that the player is not a rookie and has spent at least a year with the team, so no Stephone Anthony or C.J. Spiller. #3 Mark Ingram What he’s done so far: Drafted in the first round in 2o11, Ingram struggled to find his footing in the NFL. It wasn’t until the latter half of 2013 that the light...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram Working on His Moves During OTAs

With the departure of Reggie Bush the New Orleans Saints rushing game was pretty much in the hands of Mark Ingram last season. When he was given the ball 20 or more times it went pretty well. Four out of the five games that happened he gained 100+ yards. Had he not missed three game he would have cracked the 1000 yard mark for the first time in his career.Going in to next season...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Ingram misses Thursday's OTA practice

No reason to sweat it, as apparently the decision to hold out Mark Ingram from OTA's on Thursday was just a precaution. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, the team kept Ingram and a "handful" of other players out of the action. "We just backed off of him today. But he's been full speed up until this afternoon. He's doing well," Payton said to ESPN Ingram, who emerged last year as...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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