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papz 04-29-2011 09:22 PM

Q&A with Cameron Jordan
 
What have the last few months been like for you?
ďThe draft process, itís been pretty hectic. In all honesty, I
definitely thought I was going to go a little earlier. I thought I was
going to be 16 to 21. I went 24, and it was definitely a huge relief.
It was a huge surprise for me with the Saints organization being so
phenomenal. For me to be a part of that is an amazing feat. Iím happy
I was drafted where I was. This is a great thing for me.Ē

Your father, Steve, was a decorated tight end for 13 seasons in the
NFL. He played for the Vikings, which I am sure you know have played
two big games against the Saints, first in the NFC Championship Game
in 2009 and then the NFL Kickoff game in 2010. What were your
emotions when you were watching those games?

ďAt the time, I was definitely rooting for the Vikes. The Saints are
definitely the place to be because they won both of those game.Ē

Does that mean that you might have less of an edge against the Vikings?
ďNot at all. Thatís my dadís team. My dad might be a little
conflicted. As far as being for a team, Iím with the Saints now.Ē

Cal has produced some pretty highly productive defensive ends like
Andre Carter, Chidi Ahanotu, and Duane Clemons through the last decade
or so. What are your feelings about the legacy of following in their
footsteps and have you spoken to any of them about making the
transition from the Pac-10 to playing in the NFL?

ďThe guys that I have spoken to have had a great transition. If I play
fast and play hard like I have been doing for the past couple years
and I will be okay.Ē

Back to your parents for a second, you have talked about the positive
influence your parents have had on you and their involvement in your
school-work and your athletics. What are some valuable lessons youíve
learned from them and carry with you to this day?

ďMy dad is always trying to teach me. My mother definitely teaches me
discipline, for sure. With that, they have been able to help me out
and put me in a better situation in life just because I always bring a
high energy. Thatís never a problem, itís more about focusing that
energy and they have done a great job in doing that with me.Ē

Full piece below.
Q&A with Cameron Jordan

Marlboro Man 04-29-2011 09:31 PM

I know I'm definately glad he dropped to us.

foreverfan 04-29-2011 09:33 PM

MM... where you been...

ClintSaints 04-30-2011 02:04 AM

I could not be more happy that we have Cameron Jordan on our time. I never imagined a scenario where he would drop outside the top 20. And I'm extremely impressed with the Saints' choices overall - even more so than last year.

11toby 04-30-2011 02:23 AM

the results of a draft are never really known until years later. i agree that this draft appears to be a reload of this team. could see immediate impact from the players we snagged.

Rugby Saint II 04-30-2011 01:34 PM

A DE as our first pick should make a lot of people happy or at the very least satisfied. Me, I'm ecstatic.:p


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