New Orleans Saints meet press for last time before Super Bowl
By Les East - MIAMI - The Saints players met with the media Thursday for the last time before their Super Bowl XLIV game against Indianapolis on Sunday night. It’s left to Coach Sean Payton to hold one last news conference Friday morning, then the entire team will be sequestered until kickoff.
NewOrleans.Com navigated the interview area at the team’s downtown Miami hotel Thursday to canvass Saints players for their final pre-game message for the New Orleans fans. So here, in their own words, are what the Saints players wanted to say to you, the Saints fans, as a sort of pregame message from South Florida.
There’s no more appropriate person to kick this off than punter Thomas Morstead, who handles New Orleans’ kickoffs:
“I’ve tried to let the fans know through the media this year that when we play at the Superdome, I perform better – kicking, kicking off – because the crowd’s going nuts and I’ve got the adrenaline going and that helps me kick the ball further. This week I’ve been thinking – I haven’t kicked off away since Atlanta. I didn’t kick off the last game of the season (at Carolina).
“So the last four games I’ve kicked off have all been home games. So I’ve actually been mentally rehearsing the “Stand up and get crunked” song that they play right before kickoff because the moment that first note comes on, it gets so loud, I get an adrenaline shot in my body, and that’s when I know I’m going to do well. So I’ve been mentally trying to rehearse that song … we know they’re all watching and supporting us.”
Running back Lynell Hamilton: “ I know a lot of fans from New Orleans are going to be here. We’re going to have a lot more fans here than the Colts. We’re going to be looking for the 12th man and we’re going to give it our all to thank them for this year.”
Wide receiver Marques Colston: “We’re really looking forward to all the support. I know we’re going to have a lot of heavy support down here.”
Defensive tackle Remi Ayodele: “I saw what it was like last week (after the NFC Championship). That has been in my mind the whole time. That’s what I’m thinking about right now. I’m thinking about the parade once we get back home. … Just being around town, there are so many Saints fans here. It’s going to be a good crowd. It’s going to be louder (for the Saints). Our fans party heartier than anybody else. We’re going to be the loudest, for sure.”
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Re: New Orleans Saints meet press for last time before Super Bowl
Lets kick butt & take names!!
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