Deke: Saints OG Grubbs says success begins in off-season
by Deke Bellavia,posted May 16 2013 4:14PM
Yes, I know that all coaches and most players say it, but it’s true! When it comes to football, championships are won in the off season. Saints Offensive Guard Ben Grubbs is also in that number.
“I believe that the road to the Super Bowl does start in the off season,” Grubbs told me and Bobby Hebert.
Grubbs will enter his second season in a Black and Gold uniform with the hopes of better results in 2013 compared to a disappointing 7-9 season a year ago. Grubbs is coming off his first-ever softball charity event that took place Wednesday night at Zephyr Field.
“We (Saints) are enjoying working together and everyone is showing up and showing out,” he said.
Ben went on to talk about when he played for the Ravens and how he blocked for RB Ray Rice. And Grubbs was real high on the current stable of running backs he paves the way for.
“What’s so great about playing here is that we (Saints) have multiple guys that can be just as successful as Ray. We don’t want to pass the ball 70 times per game. We want to have more balance. It’s not just about running the ball more. It’s about running the ball more effectively.”
The Saints’ lack of a running game last season has been one of the more pressing topics this off season when discussing how the team can improve going into the season. New Orleans ranked 25th in the NFL during the 2012 season with an average of 98.6 yards per game.
Grubbs went on to talk about his role in the community here in New Orleans and also talked more about the Saints working this off season to have a better running game.
You can listen to our entire interview with Grubbs by clicking below: