Alvin Kamara looking to play bigger role for New Orleans Saints in 2019
With Mark Ingram gone, all eyes are on Alvin Kamara in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Saints added Latavius Murray to the roster, but all indications are that Kamara is the clear No. 1 in the New Orleans Saints backfield.
In addition to being the primary ball-carrier, Kamara is interested in adding to how he’s used in the Saints offense.
“I’m so anxious to see like, ‘What else?’ You know what I’m saying? What else could I do? Where else could I line up? How else could I be successful? That’s the best part of this profession for me,” he told Glenn Guilbeau of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. “What’s the next step you’re going to take? ‘Ok, he was good last year. How are you going to prove that you are what you are?'”
Saints coach Sean Payton appears open to using Kamara in more situations.
“It starts with some of the stuff he does extremely well now that still sells,” Payton said. “Meaning that it is still really, really good. He’s got the ability to return punts, return kicks. His flexibility in the passing game and in the running game allows you to do a lot. He has real, real, exceptionally high football IQ, so he can get bored with it.”
If you’re a fan of the Saints, or just Kamara, Guilbeau’s long feature on the former Tennessee Volunteer is definitely worth a read.