He gained 11 yards on nine carries for the Saints on Sunday, part of the team’s usual three-headed tailback attack. On Tuesday’s PFT Live, coach Sean Payton addressed the question of whether the numbers are a reflection on Ingram or the rest of the rushing offense.
“I think it’s a fair question,” Payton said. “It’s a good question because we try to look at that and make sure, ‘Hey, is this the right play or player? Did he have a chance?’ [On] one weakside lead play, he slips on the turf and get a minus-two loss where we think it’s well blocked, so you know that’s something I’m sure he frustrated with. Then there is a run or two where it’s tough for any of our backs, but overall you get a feel and I think he had a couple positive runs for us against Atlanta, be it on a draw or an outside zone scheme.