The following is an analysis of Mark Ingram runs in Saints Rams preseason game. Ingram played with decision and passion. He was effective behind a makeshift offensive line with Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs out. The zone blocking scheme implemented by Offensive line coach Brett Ingalls is beginning to show its effectiveness.
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Mark Ingram Runs #1
Graham is just looking for someone to practice blocking on. Strief is his usual solid self. Jones runs up the field to engage the defense. Kelemente also runs up field. Armstead tangles with a defensive lineman (Sims). Ingram runs behind Johnson for a 5 yard gain.
Mark Ingram Runs #2
Mark Ingram Runs #3
The entire OLine moves in unison. Football ballet. Along the line are Strief, Jones, Lelito (C), Kelemente, Armstead, Graham. Johnson in at full back. Ingram runs behind Johnson left for 6 yard gain. Good gap integrity by the offense.
Mark Ingram Runs #4
Ben Watson, Thomas Welch, Jason Weaver, Jonathan Goodwin (C), Kelemente, Bryce Harris along the OLine. Johnson in at full back. Ingram runs to right for a minus 4 yards. Bad blocks by Johnson, Weaver, and Kelemente allow Rams to penetrate.
Mark Ingram Runs #5
Mark Ingram Runs #6
Mark Ingram Runs #7
Mark Ingram Runs #8 and a TD
As you can see, as the offensive line goes, so goes the running game. Ingram is running with vision, passion and determination behind the offensive line.
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