Will New Orleans Saints' Mark Ingram Finally Meet Expectations?

By Trevor Lowry
Mark Ingram
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Mark Ingram is getting a lot of buzz for the 2013 NFL season, but will he finally meet expectations for the New Orleans Saints?

Well, if he can stay healthy that should be the case. Ingram has so much talent, which is why he won a Heisman and was picked in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2011.

He had his best year in his short NFL career this past season, rushing for 602 yards and five touchdowns.

Believe it or not, the Saints have the best passing game in the league and that may be the case for awhile. It is all because of that one quarterback named Drew Brees, who has thrown for over 5,000 yards in both of the past two seasons. Brees is arguably the best QB in the league and the stats definitely back up his case. He likely will have another big season and New Orleans should be back in the playoffs after finishing with a 7-9 record last season.

With that said, this is nowhere near a rushing team, but that does not mean that Ingram cannot rush for over 1,000 yards or be a threat in short pass and run situations. Actually, it is expected of him. In the upcoming season he needs more attempts and he has to stay healthy. Just imagine how good this offense would be with Brees and a great running back. That is kind of scary to think about.

Well, the stage is set, Ingram. Now it is time to show the NFL what you got, because we all know you can be an elite running back.

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