Alvin Kamara: Healthy And Dangerous

Alvin Kamara was not his usual self last season. You knew it, I knew it, hell, even old Ms. Mary down the block knew it. We are used to an upbeat and smiling Kamara, chewing on AirHeads and flashing that gold grill for all to see as he’s jumping into the first row of the Dome. There was a lot of speculation as to what the problem was last season. Was he depressed after losing one of his best friends and running mate in Mark Ingram? That was the popular assumption. Turns out it was a multitude of injuries.

Bad Knee And Bad Body Language

So there you have it, the answer to the question. A “torn knee” had Kamara less than 100% for the last 11 weeks of the season. There was also a nagging ankle and back injury to accompany his knee. His body language was a clear indicator that something was not normal. Many fans didn’t like his lack of enthusiasm and neither did I. Even some of his teammates took notice and mentioned it to him. He still accounted for over 1,300 scrimmage yards. One thing is clear, when healthy, he is an All-World NFL talent. Look at his rookie season. Now entering year 4 and a contract year at that, I expect a huge season from Alvin Kamara.

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