Heath Evans’ Super Bowl blog: Packing day

By Heath Evans on January 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm ET

Injured Saints fullback Heath Evans, a former Patriot, is WEEI.com’s guest blogger in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. While helping the NFC champions in their preparations for the Colts, Evans is sharing his thoughts about taking part in his second Super Bowl, two years after helping the Patriots reach the NFL’s ultimate game.

It’s a lot easier packing for Miami then it was for Arizona. Arizona: Hot by day, cold by night. South Florida: Just hot! Shorts and T-shirts it is.

Thank the Lord for my Nike contract. Nike online is the only place I get to shop anymore. Let’s just say the shopping experience in New Orleans does not compare to Boston or the Wrentham Outlets! It’s been great for my bank account because I haven’t had to worry every day about Beth being at the outlet mall all day with the girls. I don’t think I have bought a new piece of clothing since last year at Copley Place.

One of the things that New Orleans does have on Boston is the food. The day I signed with the Saints last year, Kevin Faulk called me and told me I was going to get fat by the start of the season! (Let’s just say I did about twice as much running last offseason as I normally do!) Being injured and trying to discipline myself to eat healthy … that hasn’t gone so well! Thank God for being able to run in the pool, or otherwise they might have brought me back as a right guard next season.

There is one bad habit that the New England area got me hooked on and that is Dunkin’ Donuts (better known as “Double D” in my house). Luckily for the Evans family, we do have a Double D in New Orleans.  It hasn’t helped the formation of my six-pack very much, but it sure has given me some good comfort food during some tough times of dealing with the knee injury. We had the day off [Sunday], so not much to report on the football front, but [Monday] should be an interesting day. Traveling with this team ‘€” especially Jeremy Shockey ‘€” is always interesting!