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Monster madness

8/1/2011 - NFL
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This story appears in the Aug. 8 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

WHEN THE SAINTS DRAFTED a new Heisman Trophy-winning running back in April, their incumbent Heisman back, Reggie Bush, typed a "Dear John" tweet to fans anticipating his replacement. Things aren't as tense on rookie Mark Ingram's end. The Alabama alum has used his lockout-mandated downtime to prep his body for a starring role in the backfield -- and to exercise his mind with our "Psyche Scan."