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Old 11-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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Drew Brees is on pace to break all sorts of passing records. Darren Sproles might be the best free-agent pickup of the year and Jimmy Graham is well on his way to becoming the best tight end in the NFL.

Oh, and letís not forget a group of receivers (Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem) thatís as deep as any in the league. All of the above are huge reasons why the New Orleans Saints are 7-3 and sitting atop the NFC South.

But if the Saints are 8-3 on Tuesday morning, it wonít necessarily be because of the previously mentioned guys. It will be because of the best thing the Saints have going for them right now.

Thatís the offensive line. Yep, seriously. A group that struggled with adversity from training camp right up until the midseason mark suddenly has become one of the teamís biggest strengths. That offensive line will have to be stronger than ever Monday night when the Saints host the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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The Saints went through some changes and early adversity on their offensive line. But now that Strief and de la Puente have emerged as nice complementary players to Nicks, Evans and Bushrod, things have stabilized.

The Saints might have taken a couple initial steps back when they let Goodwin walk and released Stinchcomb, and they certainly took a hit when Kreutz didn’t work out.

But, all of the sudden, it’s looking like the adjustment period is over. The Saints might have an even stronger offensive line than before.
Good finish to the article, in a nutshell.
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The Saints might have an even stronger offensive line than before.
Hope that's right with Tuck & Osi in town...
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:02 PM   #4
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"The Saints might have an even stronger offensive line than before."

Strong - Ok.

Stronger.... I will reserve judgement
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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I don't think we can call the O-line a 'strength' just yet, but they played well @ ATL and Strief over Brown is major upgrade.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #6
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Actually, I think he hit the nail on the head. I've been saying all season long that we couldn't find that elusive bond with so many different interactions. It takes a while to find and fit the pieces of a puzzle together........the picture is easier to see now. We're getting ready for a long run.
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I like Yasinkas, but, two games is NOT a streak, stride, run...

Don't get happy boys till you've won THE Trophy...
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I like Yasinkas, but, two games is NOT a streak, stride, run...

Don't get happy boys till you've won THE Trophy...
I like Pat okay. He's responded to a few of my emails this year...but those guys are blogging every day and have to manufacture stuff all the time. Not that I necessarily disagree with what he's saying about our oline tho...
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