The offensive line needs Cesar Ruiz back
The Saints rookie anticipated star offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz was out in Week 1 with an injury. That led to Nick Easton filling in at the guard position. We knew releasing Warford would lead to a depth problem on the line, we just didn’t think we’d have to deal with it this early.
After seeing Easton fill in for Ruiz, we recognize that one place on the offensive line that is weak can lead to the demise of the whole line. If any starter goes down for a prolonged period of time, the Saints may want to consider a free agent.
The line let Jason Pierre-Paul get to Brees once and sack him. They also let the Buccaneers get behind the line a scrimmage for 9 tackles for a loss. Drew Brees was also hit three times by Buccaneers defenders besides the JPP sack.
Hopefully, Ruiz will practice this week and be back for the Saints first away game in Las Vegas next week. If Easton has to be in for the long-haul, Brees better start getting the ball out earlier and Kamara better be ready to run.
Not just Easton, the line needs to be a bit better as a whole.