New Orleans Saints Tackle Terron Armstead
Conference Call with Local Media
Monday, October 14, 2019
What are some of the things you see from Marshon Lattimore in practice and is this as good as he’s played since he’s been in the NFL?
“I just see those guys locked in, him (Marshon Lattimore) especially. He’s focused on the details and the small things. We’re all professionals and we take our craft very seriously and I think they're doing a really great job playing well with each other. Communication has been a big emphasis and it’s been excellent for them these past few weeks and understanding where the help is. They're playing really well together."
How important was it to put together that long touchdown drive at the end?
“It was huge for us, the defense was like I said, was doing a great job of keeping them out of the end zone. We tried to get rolling, credit to their defense. They did some things really well to kind of keep us at bay, but definitely when we needed it and had to have it, we were able to put a drive together and even that last drive to kind of ice the game. When it was crunch time and the most clutch situations, we found a way to get it done.”
What are your thoughts on the Bears defensive front and there well-earned praise?
“Oh, for sure, highly decorated players, guys who've had a lot of success in his league. Every week we're facing a front that's got a lot of notoriety and for good reason. It is definitely going to be one of those challenges and we just have to make sure we're up and ready for it and we will be.”
What's your scouting report on what makes Khalil Mack so special?
“He can do everything pretty much. Not everyone can beat you with speed, power, hands, finesse. Him, Cameron Jordan, there's a short list of names that you can't really just take one thing away. It's kind of a umbrella type game. You can't just focus on one thing with the guy. That makes for a longer day, a more stressful day. We’ll have a plan put in place to handle him and the other guys to ultimately come out with the win.”
Latavius Murray probably had his most productive game this year for you guys. How have you seen him developing as the season has gone along?
“I just see him getting more and more comfortable with the offense, adjusting to his role, and accepting his role head on. He understands the touches are limited in an offense like this with guys like Alvin (Kamara) and Mike (Thomas), Jared Cook, Ted Ginn. The ball's being spread around to so many guys and he’s just been trying to take advantage of his touches and he ran the ball yesterday. I would say that that was his best performance as a Saint and we knew we needed (it) for sure. We needed every second of it and we are going to need him even more going forward.”
You mentioned Jared Cook. It seems like he's kind of really settled into the offense these last couple of weeks. Is that something you guys kind of see?
“Yes. He's another guy that's getting more comfortable. We have a pretty complex offense. Guys (are) not easily inputted when they come from different schemes and different places. It takes time and then losing Drew (Brees), that rhythm, that timing, all that is an adjustment for sure. Him, (Jared) Cook and (Latavius) Murray, they've been putting the time in, working religiously to get as comfortable as possible so they can play fast. I think (Jared) Cook has strung together a nice couple games in a row, and I think he’s only going to get better.”