5 New Orleans Saints who must ‘bring the wood’ against the Titans

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Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints center Max Unger (60) during overtime of a game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cowboys 26-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2. The Entire Offensive Line

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  You don’t have to agree with me, but success begins in the trenches.  A bad defensive line gives opposing quarterbacks time to make big plays and put points on the board.  A good offensive line will do the same for their quarterback.

After a brutal start to the season, the New Orleans Saints’ offensive line is finally coming around.  And what happens when that unit plays well?  The Saints move the ball, score points, and win games.  Take last week for example — superb protection for Drew Brees led to a historical performance of 505 yards and seven touchdowns. Wow.

Led by Terron Armstead, chaperoned by Zach Strief, and anchored by Max Unger, this department controls the tempo of the offense.  And against an undervalued Titans pass rush led by Jurrell Casey, Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo, the Saints’ offensive line must show up, plain and simple. If the line comes out to play, the offense can get the ground attack going, and of course, the team can then rely on their illustrious quarterback to make big plays and put points on the board.

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