Saints RB Alvin Kamara still looking to ‘prove’ himself

Sean Payton once gifted his Tasmanian tailback Alvin Kamara with a fidget spinner. Apparently, because Kamara can do so many things about the football field, he has restless sometimes if he is not doing enough off it.
“He’s actual, actual, exceptionally high football IQ, so he could get bored with it,” Payton clarified, per the group’s official website. “This is the reason why we give him one of these little fidget things you twist when you can’t listen.”
Kamara will be tasked to do more for the Saints in Year now that former running mate Mark Ingram is using the Ravens. What exactly his demeanor entails ought to be among the league’s more intriguing storylines this year. Payton said he’d sort of an epiphany before this week when Kamara switched clinics jerseys with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
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“As soon as they did this, I started looking at it a little differently,” Payton said. “There’s a few quarterback runs we could use, but anyway, he could put on a number of jerseys. He can do a number of things.”
It is not just like the two-time Pro Bowler hasn’t been performing them. In only two seasons, Kamara has tallied more than 3,100 metres from scrimmage and scored 32 touchdowns, while catching 162 passes and averaging 5.1 yards per carry. The frightening part is that he says that he didn’t always know his missions his first season… en route to winning Offensive Rookie of the Year and making All-Pro honors.
“Everyone said I made it seem easy, but occasionally I had been out there, also that I did not know what was happening,” he told reporters.
Kamara credits Drew Brees for instilling strong study habits.
“Drew’s been enjoying for so long,” he explained. “He’s seen every shield that there has ever been. … In my very first year to now, there were lots of things I was attempting to work out. I took a step back and was just like,’All right, well, should I want to be the very best, then I’ve got to understand what the best knows.’ And I think Drew is probably one of the (smartest) — if not the smartest — people playing football at this time. I can only get better if I understand up to Drew or try to be on precisely the exact same page at least as Drew.”
Brees added:”There is a degree of awareness with him that I think that is unique. He picks up on things very quickly. I believe that is unique. And so then combine that with excellent athletic skills and you get the player that he is.”
Combine Kamara with Brees and you get one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Just the Chiefs and Rams have scored more points than the Saints within the past two seasons. And as Kamara evolves, his function will likely grow as well.
“I’m so anxious to see like,’What else?'” He said. “You know what I am saying? What else can I do? Where else can I line up? How else can I be successful? That’s the best aspect of this profession for me,” he explained. “What is the next step you’re going to take? ‘Ok, he was great last year. Just how are you going to demonstrate that you’re what you are?'”
Kamara has already demonstrated he can do a little bit of everything, and probably more.

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