Saints Alvin Kamara sparks (good) memories of Chuck Muncie -- just ask Archie Manning (1 Viewer)


By Glenn Guilbeau | Daily Advertiser

NEW ORLEANS - Alvin Kamara was not the first multi-talented superstar running back for the New Orleans Saints to gain nearly 100 yards following a week without a lick of practice.

Kamara, who gained 99 yards on 23 carries in the Saints’ 21-9 win over Chicago in the NFC Wild Card playoffs Sunday at the Superdome, missed all practices last week while in COVID-19 quarantine following a positive test just after Christmas.

Chuck Muncie, the third pick of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Saints and first running back chosen, rushed for 92 yards on 17 carries on Oct. 30, 1977, in a 27-26 upset of the Los Angeles Rams in the Superdome after he missed the previous week of practice with what was listed as an ankle injury.

Unlike Kamara, Muncie, a free spirit from Cal-Berkeley who wore a wide-brimmed straw hat to his first Saints press conference, missed practice frequently when he was healthy and had nothing close to the manic workout regimen of Kamara, who routinely works out with BOSU balls. ...

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