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Its Christmas time and I came across this article. I just thought I would try my hardest to wish an ex-Falcon well. I wish you well Curtis Lofton. You gave us your all while you were here and I appreciate that.

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September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) against the Washington Redskins during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Redskins defeated the Saints 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Derick E.

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Linebacker Curtis Lofton was often a pain in the side of the New Orleans Saints until this past offseason when he decided to make the jump from the Atlanta Falcons to become a member of Who Dat Nation.

Lofton was a 2008 second round pick for the Falcons out of Oklahoma University and made an instant impact where he became the starting middle

linebacker.

While with the Falcons, Lofton registered 352 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 interceptions and 7 forced fumbles. Although considered a defensive centerpiece in Atlanta he was allowed to test the waters of free agency when the Falcons didn’t want to pay Lofton a huge sum to stay.

The Saints welcomed Lofton to the organization and signed him to a 5-year, $33.5 million deal. The move was viewed as a two fold plan, both hinging on linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

Vilma was facing discipline from the NFL in regards to the bounty scandal that rocked the organization and was eventually suspended for the entire season. The resulting appeals and eventual vacation of that suspension allowed Vilma to remain on the roster though.

Even after returning, the Saints still enacted the second part of the plan that became obvious as the season went along. This was that the Saints were obviously grooming Lofton to replace Vilma regardless of his suspension or not.

Nicknamed “the Drew Brees of the defense”, Vilma had seen a regression the past several seasons due to a knee injury and the Saints were needing a playmaker at middle linebacker. Although Vilma played after coming of the Physically Unable to Perform list, it was at weakside linebacker.

His status doesn’t look good with the Saints salary cap being tight for 2013 and Vilma is due to make $6.5 million this upcoming season. Also, linebacker David Hawthorne has expressed his desire to play the weakside position versus strongside where he is at now.

Even amongst all the questions, disappointing season, and impending shakeups on the defense, Lofton had this to say about coming to the Saints,

“I will say this organization has met my expectation and exceeded it. Everyone always asks if I regret or second guess my decision. That thought has never crossed my mind. I know I said last night that our record doesn’t indicate what we have as a team and the guys in this locker room and I’m looking forward to the future. I’m excited about that, I’m very happy with my decision and I love this organization and this team.”

A big statement from Lofton considering his former team he could have returned to is currently the #1 seed in the playoffs and is favored to be in the upcoming Super Bowl.

Ranking second on the team in tackles at 79, Lofton also has a sack and two fumble recoveries. Considering that he will likely engross himself in Steve Spagnuolo’s scheme during the offseason, the next responsibility for Lofton will be official passing of the torch as the new leader of the Saints defense.

A little reflecting of my own.

Its to bad he chose that team. He was a much respected Falcon last season. He chose about as poorly as a grown man could. Have fun reflecting on your couch Curtis.

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“I will say this organization has met my expectation and exceeded it. Everyone always asks if I regret or second guess my decision. That thought has never crossed my mind. I know I said last night that our record doesn’t indicate what we have as a team and the guys in this locker room and I’m looking forward to the future. I’m excited about that, I’m very happy with my decision and I love this organization and this team.”

I wouldn't expect anything less from a land thief.

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“I will say this organization has met my expectation and exceeded it. Everyone always asks if I regret or second guess my decision. That thought has never crossed my mind. I know I said last night that our record doesn’t indicate what we have as a team and the guys in this locker room and I’m looking forward to the future. I’m excited about that, I’m very happy with my decision and I love this organization and this team.”

I wouldn't expect anything less from a land thief.

The only regret I can think of is when Ovie was wanting to meet Curtis on the field. I can live well with Gonzo's TD though. Thanks again Curtis.

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“I will say this organization has met my expectation and exceeded it. Everyone always asks if I regret or second guess my decision. That thought has never crossed my mind. I know I said last night that our record doesn’t indicate what we have as a team and the guys in this locker room and I’m looking forward to the future. I’m excited about that, I’m very happy with my decision and I love this organization and this team.”

A big statement from Lofton considering his former team he could have returned to is currently the #1 seed in the playoffs and is favored to be in the upcoming Super Bowl.

The writer actually believes he means what he said? Now THAT'S funny.

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The writer actually believes he means what he said? Now THAT'S funny.

Well, think of it's readers. The purpose is to give the hurt Saints fan base a reason to be happy, since their's is based on what's going on with them compared to the Falcons; hearing a former Falcon's starter say he doesn't regret his decision and talking up 'being a Saint' instead of a Falcon right now is all those guys need to hear. They'll believe it alright.

lol

Enjoy the playoffs on TV.

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Well, think of it's readers. The purpose is to give the hurt Saints fan base a reason to be happy, since their's is based on what's going on with them compared to the Falcons; hearing a former Falcon's starter say he doesn't regret his decision and talking up 'being a Saint' instead of a Falcon right now is all those guys need to here. They'll believe it alright.

lol

Enjoy the playoffs on TV.

Come to think of it, I need to check their forum for this article and read their reaction to his statement for more laughs. lol.

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Well, think of it's readers. The purpose is to give the hurt Saints fan base a reason to be happy, since their's is based on what's going on with them compared to the Falcons; hearing a former Falcon's starter say he doesn't regret his decision and talking up 'being a Saint' instead of a Falcon right now is all those guys need to here. They'll believe it alright.

lol

Enjoy the playoffs on TV.

Exactly , it is a strictly Saints site. He might not even really believe it. He is just posting a " don't kill yourself " article.

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The most important thing is that he's overpaid. The Saints def sucked all year, from the beginnning to the end and him being the centerpiece says it all. If he were Patrick Willis or a younger Urlacher I'd be crying or even a younger Vilma. However, considering he's making 6 mil a year and can't cover, we should be thanking him for draining the Aints pockets.

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The most important thing is that he's overpaid. The Saints def sucked all year, from the beginnning to the end and him being the centerpiece says it all. If he were Patrick Willis or a younger Urlacher I'd be crying or even a younger Vilma. However, considering he's making 6 mil a year and can't cover, we should be thanking him for draining the Aints pockets.

I was hoping someone would say this. The Taint's will have trouble with their cap for years to come.

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Well of course , I didnt share it for that reason. It just gave me a chuckle.

Me too. It just makes all that trash he was talking about the Falcons after he signed with the Saints and his stated motivations for doing so look even more stupid...

It's down right hilariious, and I couldn't be any more happy it happened to him...

That TD that Gonzo caught over him gave me a chubby...smile.png

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Me too. It just makes all that trash he was talking about the Falcons after he signed with the Saints and his stated motivations for doing so look even more stupid...

It's down right hilariious, and I couldn't be any more happy it happened to him...

That TD that Gonzo caught over him gave me a chubby...smile.png

There is something very disturbing about the amount of times I have heard someone say this. I was nice though.

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