Tuesday Rewind: Saints’ GM ready to face former team
Jan 4, 2011, 6:04 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:47 pm
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis will be familiar with his surroundings when they face the Seahawks in the opening round of the NFL playoffs this Saturday.
Loomis spent 15 seasons with the Seahawks where he served as executive vice president from 1992-98 after joining the organization in 1983. He joined the Saints in 2000 where he was promoted to executive vice president/general manager two years later.
In 2006, Loomis acquired QB Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton to invigorate a franchise coming off a season plagued by the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Although the Saints eventually lost the NFC Championship game to the Chicago Bears, Loomis was honored as Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.
After winning their first Super Bowl title last season, the Saints look to repeat as champions for the first time since the New England Patriots did so in ’03 and ’04.
Loomis discussed how the team has handled the “Super Bowl hangover” and whether or not they will be affected by the intense crowd noise at Qwest Field on Tuesday’s show.
Seahawks DT Colin Cole discussed how they must defend Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees in their wildcard playoff game this Saturday.
ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando analyzed who he thinks will start at quarterback for the Seahawks this Saturday, Matt Hasselbeck or Charlie Whitehurst?
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