New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com

New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com (http://blackandgold.com/community/)
-   Saints (http://blackandgold.com/saints/)
-   -   Article: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami (http://blackandgold.com/saints/24743-saints-happy-have-deuce-miami.html)

QBREES9 02-04-2010 11:12 PM

Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
1 Attachment(s)
MIAMI — As Deuce McAllister sauntered into a lounge inside the stadium that will host Sunday's Super Bowl, Saints running back Pierre Thomas caught sight of him and shouted “Doooooose!”


“He's done so much for New Orleans. He's done so much for this team, in the community, for the fans,” Thomas said.

“The coaches, they did a good job of bringing him back because he deserves it.”

McAllister won't be getting any carries against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but he might get a ball.

“I really want to go out there and play for him,” said Thomas, the Saints' leading rusher this season. “My first touchdown, my first (game) ball is going to Deuce.”

McAllister, who has not played since last season, officially retired only days after being re-signed for a purely ceremonial role in the Saints' divisional-round playoff victory over Arizona.

He ended his playing days as the Saints' all-time leading rusher with 6,096 career yards. His 55 total touchdowns and 49 rushing TDs also are club records.

At 31, McAllister wasn't really ready to retire, but operations on each knee had slowed him.

After it became apparent that no team was going to give him a chance to play again, he got a call from the Saints. Head coach Sean Payton said he wanted to find a way to make McAllister a part of what seemed destined to be a special season.

With McAllister at practice and on the sideline during games, the Saints made their first Super Bowl run in franchise history.

“It's better than nothing and this is the closest that I'm getting as far as to be a player, be a part of it,” McAllister said.

“You've always seen this on TV and just to be this close to it, to be a part of it makes it special.”

1
2
3
NEXT PAGE

Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami | HoumaToday.com

Dasidreidia 02-04-2010 11:16 PM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
My question is, does he get a ring?

QBREES9 02-04-2010 11:24 PM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
Ypu know I bet they would give him one. Why not. When the Red Sox won there second World Series they raffeled off 2 rings for the fans. I didn't win.

9thWardDesire 02-04-2010 11:27 PM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dasidreidia (Post 203776)
My question is, does he get a ring?

I think he's on a short-term contract.

breesfan27 02-05-2010 04:02 AM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
I hope Deuce gets a ring. He deserves one! He's done so much for the team, it would be a crime to stiff him. JMO.

:D

Saint_LB 02-05-2010 04:14 AM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
I think you who are in favor of what the Saints have done regarding Deuce have me to thank for it.

You see...coming into this season, I made it pretty clear to all who would listen that I was fed-up with Payton and his gambling, arrogant, pass-crazy ways. So, Payton goes out and starts playing the game taking less risks, tones down the arrogancy, and presents a more balanced offense to the league that goes out and takes it to the big dance. That was enough for me, but no...he had to take it one step further. He had to go out and make a class move like this to turn my dislike into...well...almost like. Hats off to you, Mr. Payton. Job well done.






My way of eating crow, guys. Take what you can get...that might be it.

Budsdrinker 02-05-2010 11:55 AM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
He will get a ring. The NFL pays for 150 rings for the winner (Saints) to distribute any way they want. I'm sure he will be part of the 150 and even if he is not I'm sure Benson would buy him one.

UK_WhoDat 02-05-2010 12:26 PM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
Nice words PT
Quote:

“I really want to go out there and play for him,” said Thomas, the Saints' leading rusher this season. “My first touchdown, my first (game) ball is going to Deuce.”
Whoa! 150 rings!!!!

st thomas 02-05-2010 12:40 PM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
150 wow, that must be front office to ball cleaners. thats nice.

darstep 02-05-2010 12:59 PM

Re: Saints happy to have Deuce in Miami
 
If the Saints get a ring, Duece gets a ring. Too many people in the organization (way up in the organization) know what kind of sacrifices Duece has made toward the success of this team and in support of the city and the entire gulf coast region. They've been too classy to this point to NOT reward his efforts.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com