Saints RB Alvin Kamara ready to get rolling

Steve Geller
December 14, 2019 - 10:26 am
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It hard to believe that the exciting, electric, and elusive Alvin Kamara has scored just twice this season. In fact, the last time the Saints running back got into the end zone was week 3 at Seattle. An ankle injury combined with a tweaked knee held AK out of 2 games, but he’s been back in the offensive flow for the last 5 contests. 

   
“Healthier, yeah,” said Kamara. “But, it’s a battle every week in this league to be healthy. Just fighting every week to be as close to 100% as I can. So, I mean, I think that's what everybody on this team is doing. And, everybody in this league.”


While the lack of touchdowns is disturbing, Kamara’s run for 587 yards on 125 carries; good for 4.7 yards per carry. He also has the 2nd most receptions on the team with 64 catches for 444 yards. Other than trips to the end zone, Kamara’s yards per reception have taken the biggest deep. He averaged 10 his rookie year, 9 last season, and is down to 7 in 2019. 

 


"He's too talented of a player,” said Coach Sean Payton. "I'm seeing everything in practice, the way he prepares. His best football of the season is ahead of him."


The brighter lights and extra attention of the prime time stage could add some extra fuel to everyone’s fire. But, Kamara laughed off the notion off of guys getting more amped up for the Monday night football.   


“It’s another game, we just play a day later”


An added highlight to the Saints match-up against the Colts is that Drew Brees could take over as the NFL’s all-time leading in touchdown passes. A 62 yard TD to Tre’Quan Smith broke the record for most career passing yards a year ago on MNF.  Could Kamara imagine being on the receiving end of history for this one? 


“That’s dope. It’d be super special,” Kamara said smiling. “He’s already done so much in this league, just add something else. He’s probably not too worried about it right now, but its huge none-the-less. I mean, this is a blessing to be able to play with him. You know, just how legendary he is.”

 

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