Mark Ingram’s potential absence comes at good spot on the schedule

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The bad news is that the Saints apparently won’t have running back Mark Ingram for the first four games of the 2018 season. The good news is that it’s far from the hardest stretch of the team’s schedule.

The Saints open with home games against the Bucs and Browns before hitting the road for games against the Falcons and Giants. The game at Atlanta will be a stiff test regardless of whether Ingram plays. The other three games are objectively winnable.

However it plays out, the Saints will need help at the position if Ingram isn’t available for the first four weeks. Alvin Kamara never had more than 12 carries in any game last year; using him as a workhorse for the first 25 percent of the season could make it harder to keep Kamara fresh later in the year.

11 responses to “Mark Ingram’s potential absence comes at good spot on the schedule

  1. The Saints have a couple pieces that could suffice for the first four weeks. in any case the contract is going to be the issue. If he comes back and has 1k rushing season then it didn’t matter he was gone, he will be fresh for the
    OCT/NOV GAUNTLET. I think he will get a contract, in NO. This PED thing could be an administrative thing. Willl soon learn more. MEANING HE DIDNT CHEAT…. probably.

  2. Disappointed in Mark. He’s the closet he’s ever been to winning in his career and this happens. We were one bonehead play from the NFCCG last season. And trust me, we would have gave Philly a better game.

  3. The Saints will sail past the Browns and Bucs with ease (2-0)…
    They always seem to have good, exciting games with the Falcons…
    The Giants game is full of unknowns with the Giants recent downward slide…

  4. The Browns will beat the Saints even worse than they beat them the last time they met, four years ago

  5. The Browns will beat the Saints even worse than they beat them the last time they met, four years ago
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    Haha the Browns are even more horrible than 4 years ago.

  6. sb44champs says:
    May 10, 2018 at 10:31 am
    The Browns will beat the Saints even worse than they beat them the last time they met, four years ago
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    Haha the Browns are even more horrible than 4 years ago.
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    Might want to compare the two rosters. 2014 Browns wished they had the 2018 Browns roster and that team was a playoff contender who began the season with the media saying how they’d never win a game without Josh Gordon or Johnny Manziel playing.

  7. browns will destroy them aints. such dirty players the aints are. nothing but headhunters. just their defensive coordinator.

    oh wait…….

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