Alvin Kamara: Heartbreaking loss will motivate Saints through the offseason

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The Saints’ season ended in the most heartbreaking fashion imaginable, giving up a last-play touchdown to the Vikings in the playoffs. Now the question is how the Saints will respond in the offseason.

Alvin Kamara said on PFT Live that he and his teammates are going to take that loss as motivation.

“The way that we lost that game it leaves a bad taste in our mouth. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t,” Kamara said. “To get another opportunity to do it as a team, I think we’re waiting.”

Kamara acknowledged that he thought the game was won and that he was already mentally preparing for the Eagles.

“I’m on the sideline, I’m taking my gloves off, I’m about to check the weather in Philly,” he said. “But this is football. You’ve got to play until all the zeroes hit. It was hard, but it’s football.”

Kamara is from Atlanta and aims to be there for the Super Bowl next year.

32 responses to “Alvin Kamara: Heartbreaking loss will motivate Saints through the offseason

  1. He’s got the right attitude…come back stronger and better.
    At the snap of the final play the Vikings had a 3% chance of winning.
    3%!!
    Marcus Williams missed 6 tackles in 90 attempts (source:PFF)
    He’s a good tackler, but he missed it, and they got the miracle

  2. As a Viking fan I’m terrified of this team for the next few years. If Drew keeps it up this team will only get better with more reps for the young guys. They could make multiple title run minus any major injury.

  3. The Saints would have lost to the Eagles anyway. Dome team playing outside in January usually translates to loss.

  4. Is Sean still doing the SKOL clap?
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    Yep and I heard he’s using his Super Bowl ring to enhance the sound!

  5. The Saints would have lost to the Eagles anyway.
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    Wrong. Saints beat the Eagles in Philly in the 2011 playoffs

  6. The Saints would have at least shown up against the Eagles, and might even have given us Superboo 52 with a Saints-Patriots matchup that would have had Goodell scuttle out of the stadium regardless of the winner. As it stands, we at least have the Patriots for it, and hopefully Eagles fans will sneak in a few snowballs for the ol’ Commish as well.

  7. I don’t know if we would’ve won in Philly, but I guarantee it would’ve been a much better game than 38-7.

  8. Hey greenwhodat — your team had two chances to beat the Vikings last season and failed both times. The right teams were in the NFC Championship game and the better team won. That we woulda played better crap is a losers lament.

  9. The Saints should forget about that loss as soon as possible. They played their arses off and deserved to win. Nothing to be ashamed about.

    Now the Vikings… that’s a different story… they should be embarrassed and get quite a bit of motivation by that piss poor showing in Philadelphia.

  10. Losers lament? You mean like crying for 8 years over the refs? “This isn’t Detroit, man, it’s the Super Bowl!”

  11. As a Viking fan I’m terrified of this team for the next few years. If Drew keeps it up this team will only get better with more reps for the young guys. They could make multiple title run minus any major injury.

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    As a Viking fan I too tip my cap to the Saints but you also have to look at the NFC as a whole, talk about loaded. Rams, Eagles, Saints, Falcons, and Cowboys. All young, all have talent everywhere. The Seahawks still have Russell Wilson, the 49ers came on strong with Garrapalo at the end of the season. The Bears and the Buccaneers also have a lot of young talent that could very well come together. Going to be a very interesting 2018!

  12. The Saints would have lost to the Eagles anyway. Dome team playing outside in January usually translates to loss.
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    Why all of the down votes for this, it’s factually correct. Dome teams are 0-11 playing outside in the conference championship games and most of those games weren’t even close.

  13. Here’s the proof:

    NFC
    2017 Philly over Minnesota 38-7
    2006 Chicago over Saints 39-14
    2004 Philly over Atlanta 27-10
    2000 Giants over Minnesota 41-0
    1991 Washington over Detroit 41-10
    1987 Washington over Minnesota 17-10

    AFC
    2014 NE over Colts 45-7
    2003 NE over Colts 24-14
    1995 Pittsburgh over Colts 20-16
    1979 Pittsburgh over Oilers 27-13
    1978 Pittsburgh over Oilers 34-5

  14. Looking forward to the rematch.
    I’m guessing you’ll see a lot of the Vikings/Eagles/Rams/Saints for years to come in the NFC playoffs.

  15. redlikethepig says:
    February 1, 2018 at 10:21 am
    Says every player on every team that doesn’t win the Superbowl.

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    Not true. A lot of them cry and make excuses. This kid is saying hes motivated by the loss to get better. Thats how champions become champions.

  16. If your Mom’s favorite color is blaze orange and she wears a cheesehead and shorts when it is 40 degrees out, you must be from Wisconsin.

  17. Kamara is amazing, He reminds me a lot of L.Tomlinson. They have a lot of young talent there in NO, I hope they can take advantage of it while they can. It would be nice to see Brees win one more before he’s gone. They need LB’s like crazy, though. If I were them I would focus the first few picks on LB and D-line.

  18. “Kamara acknowledged that he thought the game was won and that he was already mentally preparing for the Eagles.

    Kamara is from Atlanta and aims to be there for the Super Bowl next year”

    That explains it. He was using the Arthur Blank “we’ve won even though the clock still has time on it” method.

    Lolz

  19. iamthegreatcornflorio says:
    February 1, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    If your Mom’s favorite color is blaze orange and she wears a cheesehead and shorts when it is 40 degrees out, you must be from Wisconsin.
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    Arent the Packers Green and Yellow?

  20. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    February 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

    The Saints would have lost to the Eagles anyway. Dome team playing outside in January usually translates to loss.

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    That’s such stupid logic. The better team can win anytime anywhere. The Saints were better than the Eagles but got unlucky in MPLS.

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