Originally Posted by Saints-Tigers
Having your LT on an island really isn't an issue with the way a lot of offenses are designed now. Taking shorter drops, and stepping all the way up to hit short to intermediate passes in the middle of the field is a lot more prevalent than taking deep drops and standing back while your LT battles a DE out in the open.
The Saints are the premier passing team almost every year since Brees has been here, and our LT pass protection has been mediocre to solid at best, and we chip and help a lot, but it's really easily covered up by our scheme.
I really like the Saints' design to protect their offensive tackles.
A lot of the time, you'll see Sproles and/or Graham lined up as a wing. First of all, it's difficult for the defense to jam and reroute them off the LOS. But it also offers a lot of versatility - you can have them chip to help out an edge rusher and then flat release OR have them release right up the seam (because they're an immediate vertical threat from that spot).
You can scheme around not having elite tackles, but you'd better make sure you have a damn good QB and solid interior guys.
More than one way to skin a cat.