Of course none of this is possible without the help of the big guys upfront. Saints have the two guard spots locked with Pro Bowlers Ben Grubbs and Jahri Evans but there are some concerns regarding the remaining positions going into the offseason. Terron Armstead had a few good games at left tackle, especially in his final three performances:
It’s all really nice but, as for Khiry Robinson, a few games can be deceptive. He’ll probably get the start in 2014 but I expect an offensive lineman to be acquired pretty high in the upcoming draft so he will have to compete for the job.
At center Brian De La Puente is going to be a free agent in a few weeks and I’m not sure the Saints will be able to keep him in New Orleans: his salary totaled $2.02 million in 2013, a bit less than Zach Strief’s , another soon-to-be free agent. I think it’s gonna be either/or and Strief has more chances to stay with the Saints. Some of you might want Loomis to grab a veteran via free agency for the offensive line but luckily this organization is pretty good at developing linemen so they can survive with a one or two youngsters.
If you’re still not convinced think about this: as the quarterback of the Saints, Drew Brees scored his career-low in terms of passing yards in 2009 when he threw for “just” 4388 yards. Didn’t see that coming, uh?