Mark Ingram is back from suspension, and is in line to make his season debut for the New Orleans Saints on Monday against the Washington Redskins. Ingram will reunite with his “Zoom and Boom” partner, Alvin Kamara, to bring back one of the most effective backfield tandems in the league.
On Thursday, however, he was asked not simply about himself or Kamara or the legendary Drew Brees, but rather a down-the-docket member of the Saints attack: reserve quarterback Taysom Hill.
Mark Ingram asked where Taysom Hill fits in the Zoom and Boom. What is his nickname in that?
Ingram: “Taysom is Taysom. Tay-some of deez.”
— Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson) October 4, 2018
Hill has become the team’s Swiss Army knife, mixing it up and making surprising things happen. He can come in relief of Drew Brees to run some read options, and even throw same fake punt passes. Hell, he can return kickoffs as well.
First of his name. Reader of option. Blocker of punts. Kickoff killer.
— Horatio Dell, Esq. (@HoratioDell) October 4, 2018
As for Ingram, he has shown he’s a team player. Whether it’s coming up with snappy nicknames for his teammates or meeting the Saints at the airport after big wins, the man just loves his team.
Hill’s nickname will stay around for a long time, as it will no doubt be a fixture of meme culture for the foreseeable future.