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Saints not picking up option on Ingram.

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    This news just in.....the Cowboys aren't the only team that makes draft blunders.

    They burned a 1st rounder, if I'm not mistaken. ouch
  3. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but to be fair to the Saints (which sickens me to say) Ingram was a Heisman trophy winner.

    I thought he would be better for sure, although not some elite running back.
  4. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I would for sure take a shot with this guy. We could probably pick him up relatively cheap. I am not sure he really got a fair shot in NO, lots of backs over there.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    fair shot- BS. He had chances and blew them. Just another over rated RB. Not like we have not had our fair share of them.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    At the RB position, you can tell pretty early if a guy's got it, or not. If it were a case of injury, or needing time to develop pass protection skills, or whatnot, I'd consider it, but I think Ingram was just a good old-fashioned bust.
  7. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    I would consider
  8. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I guess you never know tell you give him a shot yourself. Depending on the money and everything you could sign him to a look and see kind of deal.
  9. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    If he is so good. Why are the Saints not picking up his option?
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I would sign him if he's affordable next season. Coming in I knew this guy had to be given primary carries to wear defenses out and get into a groove - similar to Emmitt. He's a poor fit for a committee type system the Saints have been using.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He was a beast in college. Turns out he was just another overrated RB. That position is being devalued like I have never seen before in the NFL. I wouldn't spend more than a 3rd or 4th on one in the future. Better yet, use the pick on BPA and sign keep signing vets. There are a ton of them each year.
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  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    better to pay slightly more for a guy that actually has done it well in the NFL then mess with one that has not.
  13. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'd rather they pay Murray to stick around then get that guy. Murray has already proven a hell of a lot more in the NFL than Ingram has.
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Uh, no thanks.
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think any scenario in which we bring in a back might be a case where the team decided not to pay Murray. I like Murray as well but if the team's thought process is not to sign him, then I think that's where a guy like Ingram comes into play. If they did resign Murray, then I think the conversation ends there.
  16. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    That certainly is a red flag. I have followed Alabama football closely for many years and I really thought he was an elite RB and would prosper in the NFL. He was a top RB in Alabama. I hope somebody else will give him a shot at a reasonable price. I admit I am disappointed in his performance in the NFL. Again, Trent Richardson is another guy I thought would soar and has already been traded once. You cannot always tell about a player.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Outside of Eddie Lacey, just how many Alabama RBs have ever been worth much in the NFL?
  18. Chopzley

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    Because that option pickup would be a $5 million guarantee for that fifth season, which is about 5x more than what he's proven to be worth up to this point. And realistically, with the way the RB market has played out the last couple of years, I don't foresee any backs not named Charles or McCoy making that kind of money on their next contracts

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