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Saint Media Day Highlights, Part 2

We continue to highlight a few things the Saints said in Tuesday’s Media Day in preparation for Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Garrett Hartley

On his feelings before kicking the game-winning field goal against the Vikings:

“Just was telling myself, you know, I guess subtle things. I missed a kick versus Tampa, which I kind of rushed myself on. I didn’t get to follow through and so I was just going to kind of relax a little bit more and really just make sure I’m getting through the ball and things work out. John Carney has been such a tremendous attribute to me learning. I’m 23, I know I’m young. I have a lot of learning and maturing to do and he’s definitely helped me with that on an astronomical level. Just coming out there, just telling myself to come through the ball, slowing down my approach. Whenever it came off my foot, there was no question in my mind that that ball was going exactly where I wanted it to go.”

On his feelings about being in the Super Bowl:

“It’s just an amazing feeling to be out here, knowing that we’re competing for a chance to be world champions. Honestly, I’ve never experienced anything like it.”

Saints Owner Rita Benson-Leblanc

On being a female executive in the NFL:

“There are many women that orchestrate a lot of things behind the scenes and through ownership or support. I’m very proud of the other women that I’ve seen come before me and are young now. At the Super Bowl, I always get to speak to some of the other female relatives and some of the other owners and really encourage them to get involved, even if it’s just a short internship to get them familiar with the family business. I think that’s very strong in the NFL, as we encourage families to work. You see coaches and players and corporate executives come and go, but unless you really have that oral history and sense of family tradition, those are the values that you really need to stay strong. Then, you balance that with the other pieces. But I think that’s really, really important to the NFL. There’s always a long-term thought process and responsibility to our community and our country, but also to grow fans internationally.”

Jabari Greer

On facing the Colts offense:

“It’s a good offense. They have been able to be successful up to this point. They are one of the best offenses in the NFL. Fortunately we go up against a good offense every day in practice. We understand that in every game there is an opportunity to make a play. In these types of games, it amplifies. You have to step up and make a play. This is a good offense; a good quarterback, a good receiving core, a good offensive line. We realize it’s going to be a challenge.”

Marques Colston

On Brees’ confident in Colston since Day One:

“I felt exactly the opposite. I felt terrible coming out of minicamp. To be honest, I really didn’t think that I was going to be on the roster too much longer. I got into training camp and was able to do some good things. I’m sitting here now.”

On the turning point of the season:

“It might have to be right here in this stadium. We were down 24-3 to the Dolphins. Just to see the look of everyone’s eyes and the sideline and to really know what we had on the sideline. No one was wavering in their confidence that we were going to win that game.”


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