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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; “Super Bowl-like� is how NFL executive Brian McCarthy describes the scene that has this slowly rebuilding city abuzz... First-year coach Sean Payton is beginning to do just that. He has been approached by countless strangers offering support and expressing their ...

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‘Super Bowl-like' buzz builds for Saints' return- USA

“Super Bowl-like� is how NFL executive Brian McCarthy describes the scene that has this slowly rebuilding city abuzz...

First-year coach Sean Payton is beginning to do just that. He has been approached by countless strangers offering support and expressing their excitement about the return. “You feel that responsibility,� he says. “Pretty powerful.�

Two other newcomers, Bush and quarterback Drew Brees, also have been taken aback by how much the recovering city hugs its team. “We're excited just as much as they are,� Bush says.

Brees will enter the Superdome for the first time today, when the team holds a practice at the facility. He believes it will be a good start toward easing pregame butterflies, “just for guys to get over the, ‘Hey, we're back in the Superdome' feeling. … But really, for us, it's just another game.�

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