A scary thought for defenses: How Saints RB Alvin Kamara changed his running style to become faster

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate


This will likely be a scary thought for defenses.

Alvin Kamara, one of the best players in the NFL and among the hardest players to tackle, figured out how to get even faster and smoother this offseason by altering his running style.

That might sound like the typical bluster we hear from players before every season. Everyone is bigger, faster and stronger in August and September. But the difference is, you can actually see Kamara taking strides differently than he did a year ago. He was asked about his speed because he is visibly faster.

The change in style might be most evident on an 8-yard run during Week 3 of the Saints' preseason game against the Chargers when Kamara took a handoff and used long strides to beat a linebacker to the edge. Once he turns up the field and meets traffic, he goes back to the way he ran last year, using choppier steps, his feet barely leaving the ground. ...

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