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Former Falcon Curtis Lofton now a true ‘Who Dat’

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; METAIRIE — He was a card-carrying Dirty Bird who often spoke about hoping to play his entire career in Atlanta. But now, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton is a treasured member of the Who Dat Nation. “I get that all the ...

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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METAIRIE — He was a card-carrying Dirty Bird who often spoke about hoping to play his entire career in Atlanta.

But now, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton is a treasured member of the Who Dat Nation.

“I get that all the time,” said Lofton, who in March became the Saints’ first impact free agent signee from the Falcons since wide receiver Michael Haynes 18 years ago. “People will say, ‘I hated you, Curtis. But now that you’re a Who Dat, we love you and are happy to have you part of this team.’ ”

Proof again, as Jerry Seinfeld said, we root for the laundry.

But it’s not just a fan thing.

“When Curtis was with Atlanta, we never spoke a word to each other,” said teammate Jonathan Vilma, whose injury and suspension status was a major factor in the Saints’ hot pursuit of Lofton. “We never felt the need to talk to guys from that team.

“But he’s a great teammate. He’s a good guy who fit right in because practices hard, plays hard and always finds a way to keep things positive.”

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:25 AM   #2
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I like this dude.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:49 AM   #3
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Re: Former Falcon Curtis Lofton now a true ‘Who Dat’

He'll be the anchor for this Saints defense for years to come, and they could've certainly done a lot worse than Lofton.

I hope we'll have a chance to see a fully healthy trio of Vilma-Lofton-Hawthorne still this season, because that would be a very solid LB corps - one of the better ones in the league in fact.
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Leader in a box. Just add BlackandGold!

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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He's pretty much the only guy that we picked up in the off season that lived up to expectations. We definitely did right by signing him.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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I like Lofton; I hope he gets a pick off 'ole Skid this week and hits him so hard Mike "Fits" Smith feels it!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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Goin to my first Saints game this weekend, can't wait to see Lofton play live.

I feel like a kid waiting for it to be Christmas morning

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #8
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I'm glad he on our side. WHO DAT !
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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Re: Former Falcon Curtis Lofton now a true ‘Who Dat’

It took long enough but finally the Saints have signed a good player away from Atlanta, the way he talks you would have sworn he never played for the Falcons
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He was one of the few guys you had to admire on their team before. Even better now that he's here. As much as I hate the Falcons they always have a couple of guys who have earned respect. Hard to dislike a guy like Gonzalez for instance. His being a Falcon is the only blemish on a great player.
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