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Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson helping each other

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Mark Ingram has said since Adrian Peterson signed with the Saints that he was fine sharing the backfield with one of the best running backs in history.

And this week, for the first time, they’ll actually share time on the field together.

Ingram was held out of the first two weeks of OTAs with an unspecified issue, and when he returned last week, Peterson was given a week off to rest. With this week’s minicamp, they’ll finally be out there at the same time, giving us the first chance to see the division of labor.

We help each other,” Ingram said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. “He’s new to the system, so I can help him with some play calls and small nuances within the offense. And he’s an elite runner, one of the best that we’ve seen in this game. So just to see how he runs, how he practices, makes us all better.”

That being said, there’s still the requisite respect from Ingram, who met Peterson when he was still in college.

“But just to be there in the same room with him, pick his brain, see how he practices, see how he works, that’s pretty cool,” Ingram said. “He’s a Hall of Fame player, he’s been practicing good, he’s looking fast, looking good. So [we’ll] just keep practicing, keep getting better, and hopefully it translates good to the season.”

Ingram having no problems with Peterson’s presence is helpful, especially with the way people are gushing about Peterson so far.

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7 Responses to “Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson helping each other”
  1. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    So Peterson participated in two weeks of OTAs and then needed a week off to rest? I don’t think Ingram has much to worry about this year.

  2. purplegreenandgold says: Jun 12, 2017 10:52 AM

    Given a week off is far from needed a week
    off my friend…

  3. dawoger says: Jun 12, 2017 11:15 AM

    Gonna be a lot of deluded skoltrolls taking up residence under their Granny’s skirt, praying for Scotty to beam them up after the Saints w/AP shatter their fragile lives.

  4. nathanp2013 says: Jun 12, 2017 12:37 PM

    AP to Ingram – “to get the most velocity in whipping children… you really got to get your wrist involved”.

    Ingram to AP – “We find it important to run out of shotgun, hold onto the ball and pass block”

  5. belugataxi says: Jun 12, 2017 12:53 PM

    Did “rest time” involve his annual birthday party to himself with camels and such?

  6. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 12, 2017 1:25 PM

    What a great mentor Mark has! Nobody can show him how to under perform and get paid fat like All Day.

  7. extonofficecleaningpa says: Jun 12, 2017 2:07 PM

    Peterson might have a little left…Hes a complimentary back at this point.

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