As the Saints' season continues to face its ups and downs, one voice has consistently stood out amidst all of the media and locker room chatter: running back Alvin Kamara. This season, Kamara seems to have found a more candid and direct tone than ever before, and he's not holding back.

While some might mistake Kamara's words for mere complaints, any real Saints fan knows this is actually a deeper sense of responsibility and leadership. Also, anyone who knows Kamara knows that he isn't a "rah-rah" guy, so when he speaks, people tend to listen.

Last week, Kamara subtly hinted at certain players putting in more effort than others in preparation. This week, he got straight to the point, lamenting over the Saints' repetitive mistakes leading to losses. "Ummmm … possibly. Possibly. Not if we keep doing the same shit, though," Kamara responded when asked about the potential benefits of a nine-day break.

But it's not just about mistakes. Kamara's critique goes deeper, taking a shot at the team's strategic approach. He reminisced about the days when the Saints would devise game plans based on opponent matchups. Now, in Kamara's words, they're merely "running plays" and crossing their fingers. This sentiment mirrors the frustrations of fans and media, many of whom have zoomed in on offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., questioning his role in the Saints' offensive woes.

The Saints' recent 31-24 loss to the Jaguars has only intensified the scrutiny. Quarterback Derek Carr's performance was underwhelming, with missed throws and miscommunications plaguing the team. Yet, Carr's own admissions of frustration and emotion show he's not indifferent to the mounting pressure.

Through it all, Kamara's words resonate as a call to action. It's not about assigning blame but fostering accountability. As the team grapples with its 3-4 record, Kamara's voice may just be the spark needed to rally the troops. Can the Saints turn things around? As the age-old saying goes, only time will tell. But one thing's for sure, with players like Kamara at the helm, they won't go down without a fight.

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