When Mark Ingram said earlier this offseason he wanted to become an every-down running back for the Saints, he didn't mean he was working to hone his skills to meet such a skill set this season.
Ingram on Monday explained that he feels he's already there.
"If you watch our film, I think most teams feel like when I'm in the game, it's going to be... run or play action," said Ingram, a fourth-year pro.
That's why he wants more opportunities - especially in the passing game.
Ingram caught a screen pass during Friday night's preseason game against Tennessee. On the play, he recognized a blitz, sped up his route then made a defender miss before reaching the end zone from 23 yards.
While the NFL trend has moved away from one-back offenses, Ingram, who is finally healthy, is determined to keep it alive, being the most versatile player he can be.