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Kamara and Ingram are the very definition of healthy competition

Saints RBs have a "brotherhood"

Steve Geller
December 14, 2018 - 8:49 am

One of the biggest strengths of this year’s Saints squad is the bond within the locker room. Each player truly cares about the guy next to them and wants to do well for the team’s benefit, not personal success.  The dynamic duo at running back seems to be extra special though. Mark Ingram was a 1st round pick in 2011 and Alvin Kamara was selected in the 3rd round in 2017.  Their relationship has never ben awkward though despite both vying for snaps at the same position.

 “I don’t think it’s a thing where we’re just teammates, it’s like a brotherhood,” said Kamara.”We’re as close when we leave here as when we’re here. That’s helped me a lot since I’ve gotten into the NFL.

 The big brother / little brother have been a lot of fun to talk to postgame. Kamara and Ingram talk to the media in front of their lockers together; it’s never about the individual. 

“I think it’s just a genuine care and support for each other,” added Kamara. “He wants me to do good, and I want him to do good. It is what it is. I have thought about it before. Two running backs, competing at the same position, same touches. But we don’t look at it like that. As long as we both know what we need to do, the team will be successful.”

You can bet that Kamara will be rooting for Ingram to make Saints history Monday night in Carolina. One more rushing touchdown and Ingram will pass Deuce McAllister on the Saints career rushing TD list.  

“Deuce wants him to break it,” says Kamara. “Everybody’s been breaking record from Mike to Mark to me to Drew. It’s just another piece in our offense. What we’ve been able to accomplish as an offense.   When a team has success individual accolades will follow.”


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