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papz 01-08-2012 05:26 AM

Saints Postgame Quotes
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(on Pierre Thomas) “I remember when Pierre came in the first year in 2007, undrafted free agent out of Illinois. He was probably fifth or sixth on the depth chart. I wasn’t sure if he was going to make the team. If he did, he was going to have to make it on special teams. He played so well in the preseason, we had to keep him. We had no choice. He started off on special teams until the last game of the ’07 season and got his first start against the Chicago Bears and got his first start because we had four or five running backs hurt and he rushes for over 100 and has over 100 receiving. That paints the picture of Pierre Thomas. He’s taken advantage of every opportunity he’s been given. Nothing’s ever been handed to him. He’s earned it. I’ve never played with a guy who’s tougher, smarter, more versatile, just everything you’d want in a teammate. He’s been a huge part of that backfield for the last five years. I’ve seen him play some great games, but tonight might have been one of the best I’ve seen him play. Rarely do I get a chance to sit back and watch because I’m always thinking about the next play, the next series, the next situation whatever it may be. You can’t help but notice the way he ran tonight, shedding tacklers, it was phenomenal.

(on QB sneak) “It was fourth and inches. We felt like we had a rhythm going (offensively) and wanted to keep that going. It was a gutsy call. But, we’ve been known to make those types of calls and just felt like we could get it and we got it. We didn’t even want to think about not getting it, because it would have put our defense in a tough spot. We had the momentum at that point and felt good about going for it.

(on having to travel to San Francisco and possibly Green Bay) “I feel like our offense and our team is built for whatever condition. We play indoors here in the Superdome and that’s what we’ve been doing as of late, but we feel like we’re the type of team that should be able to go anywhere, anytime, and play our type of football that we know how to play. There are elements at times you have to deal with no matter where it is, but we’ll adjust accordingly. I don’t see any reason why we can’t go on and continue to be productive.

(on fumble) “That’s always a close call. The arm was starting to come forward. I was trying to get it out, but he probably hit it before it started to come forward. It seemed like it was a good call.

(on if he heard a whistle at some point) “I felt like I did. I was on the ground. Everybody kind of stopped, so it seemed like everybody felt the play was blown dead.”

(What does fourth-and-one and fourth-and-two say about Sean Payton’s mentality) “We went for it on fourth down four times today. We were pulling out all the stops. We’re not going to apologize for that. We always have. The guys in our huddle have a lot of confidence. We’re not going to pull the reigns back. We’re pedal to the metal. There are times when we’re going to need to make plays and make gutsy calls and we have to make them work.”

(Did you go and reassure Jimmy Graham after a drop) “Jimmy knows I’ll be back to him all the time. I don’t remember him dropping one to be honest with you. All our guys have been here long enough now where we know the opportunity is going to be there. There might be a time I might miss one or they miss one. We’ll always come back, as we know there are plays to be made.”

(On the play of the offensive line) “The o-line did a phenomenal job today blocking, as they have all season long. That’s a great group. They work so hard and take so much pride in keeping me clean. They’re a multi-dimensional offensive line. They don’t just pass block, but it’s run-blocking. It’s everything. They’re so versatile and take so much pride in it. They balance they are able to create is because of that offensive line.”

(Do you feel like you’re better than 2009) “I think each day you get more confidence as you continue on, especially like when you’re playing like you are, there’s no reason not to be. We respect every opponent we face. At times it may look easy there, but it isn’t. A lot goes into it from a preparation standpoint, the timing, the practice. You name it and we work very hard at it and we take great pride in being able to go out and play like we did today with the exception of the turnovers, to be balanced, to spread it around. We’re trying to make our mark with this offense. I think everybody feels like they’re a big part of it.

(on long second-half drives) “It’s a good point. Not just were the points important, but you keep your defense off the field for a period of time. You go on a 14-play drive, over 90 yards, those are big drives. Not only are you moving the ball, but you’re resting the defense and you’re chewing up clock. In both of those cases it was either taking the lead or extending the lead. Those were big drives in the game.

(On if the objective was to keep Thomas Morstead on the sidelines) “I always tell Morstead lots of kickoffs, not a lot of punts. That’s what we like to do around here.

(on Matthew Stafford) “I think he played phenomenal today. I really do. Especially, =early on, just coming in this hostile environment, calm, cool, especially the first couple drives. He really did a great job in converting some long third downs and making some tight throws. He’s had a great year. Obviously I thought he played great today. But, the future looks bright for him.

(on Lions) “I absolutely think they are a playoff-caliber team. I have a lot of respect for their coaching staff and their players. They had a great season. They showed a lot of grit in a lot of comeback victories. They seem to be a real tough team at home when you watch them on film. The crowd noise and d-line teeing off on people. I’m sure because they’re in the NFC, we’ll be facing those guys again in the near future.

(on BCS National Championship Game) “I’ve got to go with LSU again. Obviously, they’re the local team right down the road here. I picked them in the first matchup.

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95shakinpf 01-08-2012 07:32 AM

I really like that in the Lions postgame comments they make no excuses and give credit to the opposing team (our boys). The Lions fought well and gave us fits in the 1st half. Id say we see these guys in the playoffs for years to come. Great team, great guys and good luck in the future to the Detroit Lions.

homerj07 01-08-2012 07:12 PM

WHich postgame did you see? Schwartz (sp) was NOT gracious in defeat - at all. Yes he did mention his secondary BUT he blamed the officials & never really gave us that much credit.

SAINTstunna 01-08-2012 07:15 PM

I didn't see them use BELL did they??

Boutte 01-08-2012 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by SAINTstunna (Post 365773)
I didn't see them use BELL did they??

No, I don't think he ever got on the field.

|Mitch| 01-08-2012 08:12 PM

Bell was inactive, wasn't he? I think...

The Dude 01-08-2012 08:50 PM


Originally Posted by 95shakinpf (Post 365422)
I really like that in the Lions postgame comments they make no excuses and give credit to the opposing team (our boys). The Lions fought well and gave us fits in the 1st half. Id say we see these guys in the playoffs for years to come. Great team, great guys and good luck in the future to the Detroit Lions.

What? They were whining like babies. Harbaugh was blaming the refs and pointing fingers everywhere except at himself.

QBREES9 01-08-2012 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by |Mitch| (Post 365798)
Bell was inactive, wasn't he? I think...

I think he was.

Kryptonite 01-09-2012 11:43 AM

Yeah, Schwartz was salty...

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