Steve: Colston mentoring young Saints, things heating up
Much was made over the “down” year Marques Colston had a year ago. It was only the 2nd time in his career he did not record 1,000 yards or more receiving, though the “Quiet Storm” did start to turn it up toward the end of the season though the playoffs.
He has said that a nagging foot injury is finally behind him, so #12 could be in store for a very productive season.
“It’s a totally different experience for me”, said Colston. “Just being able to really rest and come into the season healthy. It’s a totally different ballgame.”
Colston is also the elder statesman on the team now, as he enters his 9th NFL season.
“It’s kind of a funny position to be in for me”, said Colston. “But these young guys have come in and really absorbed the offense pretty well. They’re always looking to get better, so they ask a ton of questions and I’m glad to answer them. I’m really enjoying watching these guys come to work and be professionals.”
The temperature may not be so intense in West Virginia, but the competition sure is. Saints players were getting after it today as the team looked hyped up after having yesterday off.
Defensive end Cam Jordan explained later what transpired between him and rookie Tavon Rooks.
“He was wearing a white jersey at the time, and just got in the way”, said Jordan. “I was just trying to make him better. He’s part of the team and part of that is just teaching him. It’s all about lessons.”
Big left tackle Terron Armstead is entering his 2nd season in the NFL and as the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert told me, “looks like a man-chld” out there.
“Coming off that day off, we wanted to speed up the temp, so we got after it a little bit”, Armstead said. "Camp has been very productive for me. I worked on my technique, I learned a lot over the offseason. I think I have a pretty good 4 practices in pads.”