Sean Payton “sure” Mark Ingram will respond after fumbles

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Saints running back Mark Ingram did not take it easy on himself after a pair of fumbles against the Bears last Sunday.

Ingram said that the only reason the game was close was because he “sucked” and vowed to make it up to his teammates as soon as possible. It sounds like Saints coach Sean Payton will give him that chance.

Ingram spent nearly an entire game on the bench last season after fumbling two weeks in a row and Alvin Kamara got the final carries last week. Payton didn’t outline an exact role for Ingram against the Bucs this week, but suggested he’ll be carrying the team’s “hopes and dreams” again soon.

“I’m sure he’ll respond, and I think that every once in a while something like this happens,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “The second time it happened in the game, in the 4-minute (drill), I know he was disappointed and upset. I was upset. … Situationally, you’re carrying the ball, and you’re carrying everyone’s hopes and dreams, not just your own. He’ll work to fix that, and I’m sure he will.”

Ingram and Kamara have been a very effective duo and their play has helped the Saints to five straight wins. One suspects New Orleans won’t want to rock the boat that much unless Ingram’s fumbling proves to be an ongoing issue.

8 responses to “Sean Payton “sure” Mark Ingram will respond after fumbles

  1. i kinda wish the saints still had adrian peterson hidden up our sleeve. dude just wanted to be the man so bad he had to go to terrible arizona when he coulda stayed here and potentially gone off in a playoff game for us SMH!

  2. The loyalty the Saints organization has shown Mark Ingram over the last 5 years is comical. He’s an average back, who has lost 4 fumbles in 2 of his last 16 games alone. Some RB’s would be cut for that, not Mark Ingram. He gets a pass because he’s so good? IDK. His father played football in the NFL.

  3. cmoney20 says:
    November 2, 2017 at 10:01 am
    The loyalty the Saints organization has shown Mark Ingram over the last 5 years is comical. He’s an average back, who has lost 4 fumbles in 2 of his last 16 games alone. Some RB’s would be cut for that, not Mark Ingram. He gets a pass because he’s so good? IDK. His father played football in the NFL.

    He’s Payton’s ride or die draft pick.

  4. objectivefootballfan says:
    November 2, 2017 at 8:45 am
    Sean Payton has the Saints better than what a lot of people expected, real chance they can win the NFC South if there defense keeps playing well!!!

    It sure took long enough. 3 seasons plus 2 games into this season? & WHO was the genius that put #21 Harris over #20 Crawley in the lineup for games 1 & 2?

  5. Ingram played better when they had AP on the roster because he was fighting for a job. Now that AP is gone it’s back to the old Ingram. Just play Kamara and dump Ingram next year.

  6. Ingram is a beast, he runs like a bowling ball. He’s durable, too. And, he’s unselfih and by all accounts, works his tail off. He’s a team first guy in a world littered with me first guys. Kinda like this thread.

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