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Mark Ingram's Catch-22

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The Saints moved up in the 2011 draft and forfeited their 2012 first round pick to draft Heisman Trophy winning running back Mark Ingram out of Alabama.  The expectations were extremely high, but in Ingram's first two seasons the results have been low.  Ingram has rushed for less than 1200 yards total in two years.

The Saints backfield may be crowded with the likes of Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles, but Ingram is looking for a breakout season.  He is healthier than he's been in the past, and he's changed from the number 28 he wore in New Orleans to the number 22 he wore at Alabama.  Head Coach Sean Payton praises Ingram, saying he's lost weight and in addition to running the ball well, he catches the ball well out of the backfield.

This may be a make or break year for Ingram, who seems ready to meet the challenge.

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