Heath Evans’ Super Bowl blog: What a night!
|02.08.10 at 11:22 pm ET|
Injured Saints fullback Heath Evans, a former Patriot, was WEEI.com’s guest blogger for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. While helping the NFC champions in their preparations for the Colts, Evans shared his thoughts about taking part in his second Super Bowl, two years after helping the Patriots reach the NFL’s ultimate game.
Where do I begin?
I tweeted Saturday night that I thought we were in a great position. We were the decided underdog going into a game where we felt we had the better team. Let’s just say the Saints ain’t the Aints anymore! I don’t think the game could have been any better. There was great offense, defense and special teams. It was the perfect TEAM victory ‘ I don’t think you could have scripted the game any better.
We start the game off with two lackluster drives and find ourselves in a 10-point hole against a team that I know (all too well) is hard to beat. The one thing that the Saints have been all year is a group of men who are willing to fight ‘ fight with a 20-point lead or a 20-point deficit. Sunday night was no different.
I think we get the ability to fight in us from our city. A lot is made of the situation in New Orleans nationally ‘ and rightfully so ‘ but it is definitely a situation you can’t appreciate until you are smack dab in the middle of it! The great people of NOLA are fighters for sure, and we get strength from their will to overcome all the odds that have been stacked against them. Super Bowl XLIV came down to which team was willing to fight harder ‘ fight harder for an onside kick, fight harder for a two-point conversion, etc.
And at the end of the day, the Saints were willing to fight! Fight for their themselves, their teammates, their coaches, their families and most importantly, their city! The 2009 Saints season is the perfect story of inspiration for anyone who is struggling through adversity. Have the belief! Have the fight! Have the faith!
Thanks again, New England, for the great years with you guys and all the great support for myself and my family as well as the Heath Evans Foundation. You all are the greatest!