The Saints’ starting offensive line has been abysmal, both in pass protection and the run game.
There is still plenty of confidence the unit can turn things around in time for the real thing. It’s not like the Saints' scheme or personnel has changed drastically from last season, when they had the NFL’s No. 2 offense.
But there also wasn’t a lot of sugarcoating going on after Friday night’s 27-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I know this -- I don’t think that I’ve ever felt as responsible for our team doing poorly as I think we do as a group right now,” Saints veteran right tackle Zach Strief said. “That’s tough, and yet we deserve it, and it will be on us to change it. Nobody else.”
The biggest concern has to be the guard position, which is the only position that has changed since last season, after the Saints decided to part ways with veteran Jahri Evans, the story said. Of course, with guys like Brees, WR Brandin Cooks and RB Mark Ingram being relevant fantasy options in drafts, this is something to take note of.