The first half of his rookie season was pretty annoyingly obvious. If he was in, they were running it. I still have no idea why he was penned as our short yardage or "bruiser" back. While he can absolutely run between the tackles, he's more nimble than you realize. Payton started to figure it out down the stretch and I remember Ingram really busting out in that home Giants game, but then he got injured. And then last year it seems like they went right back to predictable playcalling. From a few recent comments, it seems like the ground game will have a renewed focus. Thankfully, Bc this team is really at its best when we run it down the opponents throats.
Melvin New Orleans Saints Fan Covington Member since Apr 2011 13993 posts
re: Ingram faced 8 man box 25.6% of the time last year, good for 8th in the NFL(Posted by Melvin on 5/9/13 at 10:14 am to AllBamaDoesIsWin)
He's not a very good receiver out of the backfield and he's subpar in pass protection so they knew to stack the box when he was in because he's not an option in the passing game. I do like how this caused teams to bite hard on play action when we started noticing this trend toward the end of the season though