For the first time in Sean Payton's decade long head coaching career, the formal Super Bowl winner had consecutive losing years behind the wheel. And if Payton wants the streak to not get to three, he will need big production from several players who might be considered question marks going into the season. And last year's 1st round draft pick, Andrus Peat, is one of those players Payton is counting on. And at Saints Insider, we're expecting him to be the 15th best on the team in 2016...
July 16, 2016
Some things you just can't hide. Last year, listening to Drew Brees in his post game press conferences, it was impossible for the future Hall of Famer to hide his frustration. Brees always seems to have a positive outlook, even in the face of adversity. But the way he gushed about the progress of the Saints offensive line, it was hard to mask his obvious enthusiasm for the group. Here is another great Brees soundbite talking about the entire o-line as a group, and individually as well.
June 2, 2016
With the departure of Jahri Evans, the anchor of the Saints offensive line for the past 10 seasons, it was imperative that general manager Mickey Loomis shored up the offensive guard position. With center Max Unger and tackles Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat & possibly Zach Strief, everywhere else on the line appears set. The Saints have the right of first refusal on two current restricted free agent guards on their roster...and they just came to terms with one of them. For the rest of the story...
March 6, 2016
Pro Football Focus, a service where gridiron analysts grade every single NFL player...on every single play. And incredibly, each player's plays are looked at by three different analysts to ensure accuracy. PFF's grading service has become so respected by football insiders and teams alike, that it has become a virtual Bible for nearly every organization in the league. You might be shocked at where the New Orleans Saints offensive line ranks among the rest of the NFL.
January 25, 2016
After back-to-back 7-9 seasons, the New Orleans Saints are in full rebuilding mode whether they know it or not. After several mediocre drafts (and one horrible one in 2013), it looks like the Saints finally got it right last Spring pulling in LBs Stephone Anthony & Hau'oli Kikaha, and mammoth OT Andrus Peat with three of the first 44 picks. Couple that with some promising late round selections, it was probably their best draft in a decade. And it's absolutely imperative they do it again...
January 4, 2016
Pro Football Focus has become "the Bible" for grading player performance in the National Football League. Nearly every franchise in the NFL subscribes to their services, and even casual fans have become attuned to their intricate grading system. Other than All-World tackle Terron Armstead & center Max Unger, most of the Saints offensive line has been "a work in progress." But this past weekend at Tampa Bay, a couple youngsters had the best games of their careers. Here's the rest of the story
December 18, 2015