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Roaf: Saints O-Line will be good, just need time

The NFL Hall of Famer joined 'Sports Talk'

Bobby Hebert & Deke Bellavia, Sports Talk
August 01, 2017 - 8:42 pm
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There are some things that are just plain and simple.  And when it comes to getting an opinion on offensive linemen.  There is not a better person to talk than Hall of Fame Tackle Willie Roaf.  Willie joined Sports Talk to give his opinion on a variety of topics. 

“I’m so happy for Morten.  You know Kickers don’t get as much notoriety.  But he deserves it as much as anyone.  Morten was a great teammate and he was a great player for a long time in the NFL,” Roaf said.

Willie was asked to comment on his former teammate Morten Anderson being inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio this weekend.  Roaf played with Morten Anderson in New Orleans and the two were teammates in Kansas City playing for the Chiefs. 

Willie also talked about the Saints O-Line outlook for the 2017 season.  New Orleans has several new faces along their offensive line going into the season.  And Willie says that anytime you have new faces up front there is nothing that take the place of time together.

“You want everyone to be on the same page as soon as possible.  But it takes time.  When you are putting together a lot of different players together for the first time, it’s going to take a while.  You have to pick up blitzes, communicate smoothly and just learn your teammate’s tendencies.”

Willie said that he thinks new Offensive Guard Larry Warford is going to make a positive difference up front.  And Roaf said that asking Rookie Ryan Ramczyk to start at Left Tackle is no easy task.

“Coming in and ask to start Left Tackle is being thrown to the fire.  They’re (Saints) are going to have to let him play a lot during the pre-season.  He’s going to need as many reps as he can get in pre-season.”  Having Veteran help is something that Roaf feels like is going to help Ramczyk in 2017.

You can hear Bobby and Deke’s full interview with Hall of Fame Tackle Willie Roaf by clicking below. 

 

 

Hall of Famer Roaf on Ramczyk's road ahead

Bobby & Deke talk with Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Saints offensive tackle Willie Roaf about the challenges rookie Ryan Ramczyk will face starting Week 1 for the black and gold.

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