By Nick Underhill | The Advocate
When Alvin Kamara looks across the line of scrimmage and sees a linebacker across from him, he only has one thought.
“First down,” the New Orleans Saints running back said.
The secret has been out for a long time. Opposing teams know Kamara is one of the NFL's more versatile weapons, and they spent the year approaching him as such.
Some approaches worked. Others failed. But those who did not flex at all typically end up burned. Even teams like the Dallas Cowboys, who might have the rangiest linebackers in the league, had a cornerback spy Kamara in passing situations when the teams met Nov. 29 in a 13-10 Dallas win.
This week's opponent in the NFC divisional playoffs, the Philadelphia Eagles, even double-teamed Kamara at times when the teams played Nov. 18, a 48-7 blowout win for the Saints. ...
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