Saints O-line had bumps, bruises to overcome, but coach Dan Roushar's methods set it up for success (1 Viewer)



By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

Terron Armstead and Larry Warford started a conversation during training camp that hasn’t concluded.

At some point in August, during one of the sweltering practices at the team’s facility on Airline Drive, the two decided their offensive line had an inordinate amount of talent. That has been a hallmark of the Saints’ offensive lines in recent seasons, but this year’s team felt different.

“The guys we have on the back end, practice squad, everything — we have an impressive group,” Terron Armstead said. “Last year was a lot of the same. Senio (Kelemete) was a guy who could come in and play Z receiver if you needed him to. But, no, top to bottom, I would say we’re the best for sure.”

The talent, top to bottom, has been tested in ways it wasn’t in other seasons, and its ability to hold up and get and stay healthy throughout the playoffs might be what determines how far this team goes.

Right now, it looks positive. Armstead (pectoral), offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod (hamstring), guard Andrus Peat (hand) and guard Larry Warford (knee) are all expected to play Sunday against the Eagles. It would make the first time the whole offensive line has been healthy since Week 9.

If the group can hold up, the line will once again be the strength of the offense. If not, then the Saints will have to figure things out. ...

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