A lot of that had to do with his belief that this organization represents this city. We played with the kind of pride New Yorkers have.
Sports has a way of transcending what's appropriate, and that's OK. It's accepted. I'm sure the Saints will use [the Katrina tragedy] to motivate them all season long, and there's nothing wrong with that.
O'Brien added. ''And it still came down to a last-second stop on the 1-inch line. That just shows you the talent that they have and the capabilities they have.
Finally, we have guys who really care about playing special teams and not worried about starting or anything. Thinking back to when Amani [Toomer] and I had to return punts, we've come a long way.
It's really not about me, it's about the team. Last year, we didn't have a lot of good things happen to us. That's not the formula every year. If I get 200 touches this season and we win, that's fine with me.
This organization has been very loyal to me and I've been loyal to the organization, ... And it will continue to be that way.
He doesn't need to be Joe Montana right now. He has time to develop into that. As long as we play well around him, I think he'll continue to develop and be the great quarterback we expect him to be.
You can't even blame them for blowing us out, because we were so bad then. But this is a completely different team, a different feel, a different coach staff.
They are very good. And I think they have an emotional edge in their own minds about what this season is going to bring for them and mean for them. We have to find a way to combat that.
[It's clear that the Saints are getting an emotional boost from representing the victims of Hurricane Katrina.] They have an emotional edge in their own minds about what the season is going to bring for them and mean for them, ... We have to find a way to combat that.
People go through life and make personal decisions and sometimes they don't work out. I won't be the first person to be divorced.
You get held to a high standard, almost an unmaintainable standard, in the public eye that you don't even come close to touching.
I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.
If you run the ball, you control the clock. If you control the clock, you usually control the game.
Rushing the ball is all about ball control. If you run the ball, you control the clock. If you control the clock, you usually control the game.