Saints Strength, Keeping Old Man Brees Upright
One of the most important keys to success for the New Orleans Saints has always been the health of their future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. The most effective way to keep him healthy is to protect him and to keep him upright in the pocket. Last season the Saints offensive line was able to do that better than any other line in the league.
According to Pro Football Focus, New Orleans allowed the fewest quarterback pressures out of any team in the NFL during 2017. They allowed Brees to be pressured just 110 times and he was sacked only 20 times, that's the fewest in a season since 2009.
So, props to center Max Unger, left guard Andrus Peat, left tackle Terron Armstead, rookie right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, right guard Larry Warford, and Senio Kelemente who played a good amount last season as well.
The line remains the same in terms of starters but they lost Kelemente in the off-season to the Houston Texans. However, they've added depth with Will Clapp and Jermon Bushrod.
For the remainder of Drew Bree's career the offensive line will be a huge factor in keeping him healthy and will be a direct key to their success moving forward.