Monster madness

While getting ready for the season, Mark Ingram gave his mind a workout in our "Psyche Scan". Ben Liebenberg/AP Images

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."