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Saints OT Armstead weighs in on the 2019 schedule


When asked which opposing defensive line sticks out the most when looking at the 2019 Saints schedule, Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead was diplomatic.

“All of them,” Armstead said, “It’s gonna be a challenge. But it’s gonna be exciting for sure. Great offense, great defense returning to start this season. Especially opening up with Houston, we know what their D-line can do and how they’ve been a force around the NFL for a while now. We take pride up front of being a unit to protect and make running lanes. So that’ll be a great way to start the season.”

Armstead, who appeared on WWL Radio’s Sports Talk Thursday afternoon with Zach Strief and Kristian Garic, also refused to take the bait when asked about the game looming large in the schedule’s opening quarter, the game sure to get the blood boiling in the Who Dat Nation – Week 2 at the Los Angeles Rams.

“Man, we gonna take this thing one week at a time,” Armstead responded.

But there does seem to be one team that got Armstead’s normally even-keel blood pumping a little faster. Last season, the Saints saw their 10-game winning streak snapped in a chippy affair in Dallas, a game that Armstead was forced to miss due to injury, and a game where the Saints’ normally-potent offense underperformed.

“For me personally,” Armstead said, “any time that the year before I had a game or a few plays that I felt someone got the best of me, I’m always looking forward to either the next play or the next season when we play them again. I kind of lock in and hone in on those guys and try to not have a repeat performance. I like to make those my best games of the year if possible. Dallas would be one of those. I didn’t play in that game unfortunately, but just didn’t like the way that they came, side-talking and all of that. Extremely talented team, extremely talented D-line, but we don’t back down from anybody. That’ll be another fun, challenging game, but we’ll be up for it.”

You can hear the full interview with Armstead, including his thoughts on the development of defensive end Marcus Davenport, by clicking the podcast link.

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