Payton: With Ingram out, Saints other RBs ready
METAIRIE - New Orleans' running game has been the least of coach Sean Payton's worries during the Saints' first two games.
The coach expects that to remain the case, even with Mark Ingram sidelined by a broken hand.
Payton says Ingram, who has averaged 6 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns, won't be able to play Sunday against Minnesota because of surgery to repair his broken hand.
Primarily handing off to a rotation of Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson, the Saints have averaged about a 155 yards rushing so far.
Payton says the Saints' run blocking has improved significantly over last season. Payton also says Robinson, a second-year pro, appears ready for a greater role in the offensive game plan.