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Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Grade Dem Saints: Mark Ingram

In this series, we take a look at the starters and major role-players of the 2014 New Orleans Saints. Once considered a bust by many (and still by some), Mark Ingram put together the best season of his career in 2014, despite missing time... but did he improve enough to earn a passing grade?

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Welcome to another edition of Grade Dat, where we take a look at the starters and major role-players of the 2014 New Orleans Saints, put a grade value on them, and list the things we liked and the things we disliked about them in the 2014 season  Last time out, we put Keenan Lewis' season up for judgement.  This time, we move back to the offensive side, looking at another player that seems to split the fanbase... running back Mark Ingram.

Voting will remain open for 48 hours from the point that the article is posted, then I will comb over the comments and average out the grade, and look for common trends in the likes and dislikes.  After the final grade is calculated and comments compiled, I will post the results in a new thread and then we'll move on to another player.  To avoid shenanigans, only votes made in the comment section will be considered. After grades for all the starters and major role-players are compiled, I will release the "class rankings" for the 2014 season.

There's really no question that 2014 was Mark Ingram's best season, but that's also not really saying a lot.  The organization saw enough in Ingram to resign him this offseason; does CSC agree?

What grade does Mark Ingram deserve for the 2014 season?  What did you see from him that you liked? Disliked?

Example (from the Kenny Vaccaro edition):


C+ : Not as awful as many seemed to think

Pros: high-motor, versatile role-player, physical pass defender, great speed to attack the run

Cons: took many poor angles, whiffed on several tackles, frequently got burned by receivers and quicker tight ends in pass coverage

NOTE: POLL is for quick reference ONLY and WILL NOT be counted in the official vote.  Please vote in the COMMENTS below.