Tackle Terron Armstead is not holding back his high expectations for the New Orleans Saints, calling this season a “Super Bowl or bust.”
After a 13-3 campaign last season, many will argue that this New Orleans Saints roster has improved this offseason. While the rest of the NFC South can say the same with just less impressive records, the Saints did fill several holes.
They added ex-49ers No. 1 receiver, Emmanuel Sanders, to finally give Michael Thomas some help and drafted Cesar Ruiz to replace the recently-released Larry Warford. On top of that, they brought in linebacker Zack Baun to help anchor the middle of the field defensively.
Free-agent acquisitions like Malcolm Jenkins were also notable.
Thankfully, the team will retain their strongest positional groups — offensive and defensive line. On the offensive line is tackle Terron Armstead, a veteran that has become inconsistent with his play due to injury.
While he was snubbed from the NFL’s Top 100 list, few tackles made the cut. Fellow lineman Ryan Ramczyk did.
That said, Armstead should be fueled and ready for the new seasons. He’s setting some ultra-high expectations on the team as well, saying that it’s a “Super Bowl or bust” mentality the Saints must enter the season with, according to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra.
Armstead will be a huge factor for the Saints team — one that does have Super Bowl expectations. Having missed 13 games in the last three seasons, if Armstead can stay on the field, the team should be able to find a way to thrive.
While not solely up to Armstead, the two-time Pro Bowler will have a huge say in how well this team performances on a weekly basis.
One of the best in the business, Armstead is absolutely right with how New Orleans must treat this season after three terrific regular seasons followed up by three discouraging playoff exits. It’s been tough to see as the hype is there year after year and nothing is made of it.
Let’s hope Armstead and the Saints can follow through with the expectations fans are putting on them, because changes may have to be made if they fall short in the Wild Card round again.