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2014 NFL Position Rankings: Offensive Tackles

1. LT Joe ThomasIn today’s NFL, no aspect of playing tackle is more important than pass protection, and no one currently does that better than Thomas. Blessed with exceptional quickness and well-developed technique, Thomas is an expert at shutting down edge rushers and keeping his quarterback clean.2. LT Jason PetersA former tight end, Peters might be the most athletic tackle in...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees sits out Saints scrimmage with strained oblique

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sat out Saturday’s scrimmage because of a strained left oblique, Saints coach Sean Payton said at his post-scrimmage news conference. Payton told the media that Brees is “day to day” and that the team would monitor the injury. “In the a.m. practice yesterday, he strained his left oblique. So we’ll take it day to day. But we didn’t...
Via Sports-Glory
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New Orleans Saints could have the best offensive line in the NFL

Thanks to the NBA Finals/Free Agency and the World Cup the summer sporting doldrums have seemed to fly by, and we’re under one week away from Training Camps kicking off across the NFL. To catch you up to speed on all things Saints, each day we’ll preview a different position and give you an idea of what to keep an eye on while you watch reports coming out of The Greenbrier in...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Frazier’s Top 10 Right Tackles

1.  Zach Strief, RT, Saints #183472154 / gettyimages.com Strief is an essential part of the Saints dynamic passing attack.  While he isn’t the best run blocker, his balance as a pass blocker is second to none.  His versatility is also a big plus.
Via TopSportsReport
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: New Orleans Saints edition

Sports Ruckus writer Jessie Peel has graded the entire NFC South, and while some Saint fans might not like his grading, he has some very valid points.  Let’s see what the Saints finished with. New Orleans Saints Draft Needs: CB, LB, WR, DE Key Additions: FS Jairus Byrd (six years, $54 million), OT Zach Strief (five years, $20 […] The post Grading the Draft: New Orleans Saints...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Breakdown: New Orleans Saints’ offensive line could be diamond in the rough

The final offensive position of note on my positional breakdown of the Saints roster is the offensive line. Currently rostered offensive tackles: Terron Armstead, Zach Strief, Bryce Harris, Tavon Rooks, Marcel Jones, Thomas Welch, Jason Weaver, Manase Foketi and Ty Nsekhe. Currently rostered interior offensive linemen: Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Tim Lelito, Jonathan Goodwin, Matt Armstrong...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With de la Puente bolting to Chicago, O-line needs help ☆

When free agency began the consensus was that the Saints were likely to lose one of their two free agent starting offensive linemen. Most agreed that Zach Strief was the priority to retain, which happened, but the Saints will be going with a new starting center in 2014 as Brian de la Puente signed a 1 year deal with the Chicago Bears. The Bears are fairly set on the interior with...
Via The Saints Nation
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast Tournament: Most Hated Saint Ever, Bracket 1

The boys discuss the Saints resigning Zach Strief. Ralph doesn't understand all the angst from Saints bloggers over Strief's return. Dave gives his thought on Jairus Byrd signing.  The Saints made a couple of surprise moves by resigning Joe Morgan and adding Buccaneer fullback Erik Lorig. No Kevin doesn't know who he is either. Andrew wonders if the Saints should...
Via The Saints Nation
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents Still Available the Saints Could Target

With most of the top tier guys off the market teams are slowly working towards the bargain basement shopping portion of free agency. Jairus Byrd was the big fish the Saints were able to land, and retaining Zach Strief was huge too, but at this point I find it hard to imagine the Saints will sign a guy with significant cost. That doesn't mean there's not some good players...
Via The Saints Nation
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents Still Available the Saints Could Target

With most of the top tier guys off the market teams are slowly working towards the bargain basement shopping portion of free agency. Jairus Byrd was the big fish the Saints were able to land, and retaining Zach Strief was huge too, but at this point I find it hard to imagine the Saints will sign a guy with significant cost. That doesn't mean there's not some good players...
Via The Saints Nation
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints’ Board: 15 Possible Draft Targets Part Deux

Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer We’re getting deeper into the offseason. The NFL combine is behind us and several big name players have completed their Pro-Days. With this in mind, I am updating the draft board. Some players are still the same but I will update their information based on how they have performed both at the combine and their Pro-Days. Sean Payton and the...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: New Orleans Saints’ draft needs and weaknesses

In this week’s mailbag, we look at the Saints weaknesses and let you know who you should be picking in the NCAA Tournament 1.) After a week of free agency, how have the Saints’ draft needs changed? Through the first week of free agency, the Saints should be able to knock a few of their “first round needs” off of the board. Bringing in Jairus Byrd strengthens up the back...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast Tournament: Most Hated Saint Ever, Bracket 1

The boys discuss the Saints resigning Zach Strief. Ralph doesn't understand all the angst from Saints bloggers over Strief's return. Dave gives his thought on Jairus Byrd signing.  The Saints made a couple of surprise moves by resigning Joe Morgan and adding Buccaneer fullback Eric Lorig. No Kevin doesn't know who he is either. Andrew wonders if the Saints...
Via The Saints Nation
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Paradigm Shift: Passing it down to the run game

Photo: NFL Rush Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer You keep hearing it being said. The past month of off-season football has been one of the most exciting in recent memory. The biggest splash for the Saints has been Jairus Byrd, but, it might not be the most important. The New Orleans Saints finished 4th in total defense last season. It is a stat that we as Saints’ fans and...
Via TopSportsReport
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Where the Saints' roster stands after re-signing Zach Strief

The re-signing of Zach Strief was a big one for the Saints. It always blows my mind how much Saints fans dog him. To me he was clearly the best player on the line this season, or at the very least the most consistent. That's after having a borderline Pro Bowl worthy campaign in 2011. The offensive line now boasts the return of both Strief and Bryce Harris, so the tackle position...
Via The Saints Nation
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers miss out on another key free agent target

With Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Gross retiring and right tackle Byron Bell being among the league’s worst, offensive tackle is an immediate position of need for the Carolina Panthers. One target that has been discussed is New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief. However, Strief decided to re-sign with the Saints on Monday afternoon, leaving the Panthers with few options...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints re-sign OT Zach Strief

These are some contracts given to right tackles over the past 2 off-seasons: Sebastian Vollmer (4 years, 17 million), Andre Smith (3 years, 18 million), Phil Loadholt (4 years, 25 million), Austin Howard (5 years, 30 million), and Michael Oher (4 years, 20 million). Given that, it’s a great value that Saints got Zach Strief for 20.5 million over 5 years, less average annual value...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints make final decision on Zach Strief

According to multiple reports, the Saints have signed offensive tackle Zach Strief to a five year deal that will most likely keep Strief in the Bayou for the remainder of his career. Strief, who turned 30 last year, was rated as the top right tackle in all of football in 2013 by Pro Football Focus. The move makes sense for both sides; Drew Brees is not getting any younger and the...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Re-Sign RT Zach Strief

The New Orleans Saints officially announced that they have re-signed veteran RT Zach Strief to a five-year deal. The #Saints and @ZachStrief have agreed to terms on a 5-year deal! pic.twitter.com/33piT9x4az — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) March 17, 2014 Strief, 30, is one of the best right tackles available in the free agent market. However, NFL teams have been reluctant to pay...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins set up visits with CB Finnegan, OG Smith and reach out to RT Strief

Day three of free agency! The lack of patience starts to kick in, the clamoring for more signings and the agonizing pain of wanting your team to make another splash. With several needs left to address the big question is what will be Dennis “The Silver Fox” Hickey’s next move be. The Dolphins do have a couple of visits lined up. CB Cortland Finnegan visiting #Dolphins tomorrow...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ New York Jets Free Agnecy Tracker – DAY TWO

And we are back for more free agency madness. Make sure to check yesterday’s thread for our thoughts on the New York Jets day one activity (or inactivity). Also follow on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date commentary. What will Wednesday bring for the New York Jets? Let’s get into it… 10:55 AM – I woke up this morning to find Jets fans in a state of panic. Austin...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints stay quiet on day one of free agency

Day one of free agency is nearly in the books; here’s your evening update on the New Orleans Saints: Hits - The Saints switched tactics and now plan to trade running back Darren Sproles after numerous teams expressed serious interest, which means they should receive at least some value for the electric playmaker. Misses - Veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins signed with the Eagles, leaving...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Have Inquired About Free Agent RT Zach Strief

  Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have inquired about Saints free agent RT Zach Strief. Walder mentions that RT Austin Howard could be headed elsewhere in the coming days. Strief, 30, is one of the best right tackles available in the free agent market. However, NFL teams have been reluctant to pay right tackles in recent years, which is evident...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Strief needs to start at tackle for New Orleans Saints

After the Jimmy Graham saga, what happens with right tackle Zach Strief becomes the biggest free agent story for the Saints. Rated as the second best right tackle in the league by Pro Football Focus, it is essential that New Orleans finds a way to work out a deal with Strief to keep him in the Big Easy and solidify their offensive line. We’ve discussed why it’s crucial for the...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints may be active in free agency

It’s been an interesting offseason so far in the bayou, in sort of a sneaky way. Although other teams are garnering the majority of the national attention, the Saints have made many moves that could set them up to be key players in the looming free agent market. After releasing Roman Harper, Will Smith, Jabari Greer, and Jon Vilma they freed up space on the defensive side of the...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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