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#pounditMonday, July 15, 2024

Tracy Porter Does it Again!

Three weeks ago, only Saints fans, Indiana football fans, and the most intense NFL fans knew who Tracy Porter was. Now, over 100 million people know the name and associate it with one of the biggest, most game-changing plays we’ve seen in the postseason, not to mention another that took place two weeks ago. Tracy Porter intercepted Brett Favre to end the Vikings chances of winning the NFC Championship game in regulation and lead the Saints to the Super Bowl. Once he got there, Porter took advantage of the largest possible stage at the most opportune time:

Another claim to fame for #22: Tracy Porter has some of the best hair in the league and he outdid himself with his Super Bowl ‘do. By the way, how about Phil Simms’ analysis on that play? If the Saints listened to him, the game would probably be tied at 24 and headed to overtime. I think he was calling it from a quarterback’s perspective and what he’d like to see from an opposing defense, not really what the Saints should do. The lesson to be learned is that you have to pressure quarterbacks in order to disturb them otherwise they’ll pick you apart. Porter’s pick was a pretty clear example of that lesson in practice. It’s also quite cool that Porter attributed the interception to excellent film study, essentially saying he knew what was coming. I love it when hard work pays off!


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