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Drew Brees admits Saints are dealing with “some tough circumstances”

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The Saints have Super Bowl aspirations. To get there, someone will have to step up at a couple of key positions.

“We’ve got some tough circumstances we’re dealing with right now,” Brees told Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Starting left tackle Terron Armstead will miss several months after injuring his shoulder during offseason workouts. Quarterback Drew Brees provided a blunt assessment of the situation on Tuesday.

“Listen, that’s a big blow. I’m not going to lie,” Brees told

Teammate Zach Strief recently pegged Ryan Ramczyk as the frontrunner to replace Armstead. Brees spoke in more guarded terms.

“Hey, everybody gets thrown into the fire at some point,” Brees said. “I don’t know if that’s going to be Week One with [Ramczyk]. But he has to be ready to play. No question.”

Brees also suggested that former tackle Andrus Peat could slide back outside from the guard position.

The franchise quarterback also lamented the loss of defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who’ll be out for the year after a heart condition prompted the team to place fairly on the non-football illness list.

“This is so unfortunate,” Brees said. “I know how hard he worked last year to put himself into a position to be one of the mainstays on our defense. To lose a guy like that on something that’s kind of just of a freak thing, I know he’s heartbroken. We are as well to not have him.”

Nearly every team must deal with injury issues at some point in the year. The Saints are facing multiple issues already, and the hitting hasn’t even begun yet.

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14 Responses to “Drew Brees admits Saints are dealing with “some tough circumstances””
  1. poguemahonepft says: Jun 27, 2017 6:29 PM

    Hopefully, Ryan Ramczyk is as nasty as he looked in college…if he can be we may be ok, DB only needs a little time, especially w/ AP in the mix now – The defense needs to be adequate – TA missed plenty of games last year…WHO DAT!

  2. sb44champs says: Jun 27, 2017 6:32 PM

    Hopefully the Saints overcome the odds just like they did in 2009

  3. irishgary says: Jun 27, 2017 6:43 PM

    to be one of the mainstays on our defense.

    That’s hysterical. They had no defense

  4. tylawspick6 says: Jun 27, 2017 6:49 PM

    here comes the woe is me built-in excuse train

  5. theseekeroffun says: Jun 27, 2017 6:56 PM

    The Saints and the Super Bowl in the same sentence?
    Someone is drinking the same tea Michael Floyd did!

  6. poguemahonepft says: Jun 27, 2017 6:59 PM

    that 1 dislike must be from a Failcons fan – sorry mate…

  7. tjacks7 says: Jun 27, 2017 7:04 PM

    At least they’ll always have that gift wrapped 2009-2010 Super Bowl win* the NFL gave them.

  8. Liberalsruineverything says: Jun 27, 2017 7:08 PM

    You’ll have plenty more to deal with on Sept 11 Drew. Hunter and Griffen feeding you turf while Barr, Kendricks and Smith are ringing APs bell!

  9. therealtrenches says: Jun 27, 2017 8:14 PM

    Maybe Brees should talk to Cam Jordan. He seems to have a much more optimistic take on this mess, doesn’t he?

  10. balt88 says: Jun 27, 2017 9:52 PM

    Wow, Vikings fans are still salty about getting beat. lol

  11. ramsfandango says: Jun 27, 2017 10:11 PM

    “I know he’s heartbroken.”

    Yes, that is the diagnosis that will cause Fairly to miss the season.

  12. lengai says: Jun 28, 2017 10:24 AM

    Losing one of the better LT’s in the game and a solid interior D lineman is definitely a blow for any team. Armstead is not lost for the season.

    Between the guards and center are where Drew works so even Barnes can handle giving Drew his 2.37 second average to throw (fastest in the league). Peat, Unger, and Warford will give him that time.

  13. doubleogator says: Jun 28, 2017 11:04 AM

    This happens too often to this team, it’s time to start looking at the trainers and team doctors…

  14. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 30, 2017 10:08 AM

    I’m really hoping the Raiders don’t end up like the Saints…. Pay the QB all the $$$$$ and bye bye.

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