The Jim Mora Show | January 7, 1988


Jim Mora Talks about the New Orleans Saints Loss After Their First Playoff Game

1987 was an exciting time for the New Orleans Saints and their fans. The first ever winning season and playoff appearance with a 9-game winning streak. Truly something Saints fans had never experienced before. And while the season ended most disappointingly with a 44-10 blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings there was plenty New Orleans had to look forward to. A solid young quarterback in Bobby Hebert, a productive running game with 1987 Offensive Rookie of the Year Reuben Mayes with one of the best offensive lines the Saints had had in several years. An aggressive defense that was led by linebackers Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills, Vaughan Johnson and Pat Swilling (a.k.a – The Dome Patrol) was beginning to make it’s mark on the NFL and Special Teams aces Morten Andersen and Mel Gray provided plenty of excitement as well. Yes, the Who Dat Faithful had much to expect in the years to come from their football team.
In this episode of The Jim Mora Show, Saints Head Coach Jim Mora as well as Saint’s players discuss the season and the loss. Several highlights from the game itself are shown. In other features of the show Mora and General Manager Jim Finks give their thoughts on the 12-3 season and what they expect from the future for the Saints. There’s also a spotlight on the team’s Strength and Conditioning coach Russell Paternostro and Head Trainer Dean Klienschmidt as well as a feature on the excitement of the long-suffering Saints fans after so many years of heartbreaking losses. Something else that’s kind of cool is that the old commercials from New Orleans in the mid-80s are present. Both local and national.
For more videos of the Saints as well as the city of New Orleans from 40 years ago I recommend subscribing to galaxies352 YouTube Channel. Tons of videos to bring back memories.

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