New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis: The Forgotten Equation

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September 1, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; A fan wears a customized jersey of New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis during the second half of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Louisiana Superdome. The Titans defeated the Saints 32-9. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

When we’re young, we take for granted things that are provided to us like food, shelter, utilities, etc.  They are given to us and we don’t think of how they’re made available.  The same could be said for how people see, or better yet don’t see New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Loomis earned a degree in accounting from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in sports administration from Wichita State University before his journey to the NFL began.

His longest running tenure began with the Seattle Seahawks in 1983 and lasted for 15 years.  While with the Seahawks he served as vice president/finance(1990-92) and executive vice president(1992-98).

The Saints lured Loomis to New Orleans in 2000 as Director of Football Administration and was quickly promoted to Executive Vice President/General Manager in 2002 where he has flourished since.

Loomis has worked behind the scenes in overhauling the Saints headquarters and practice facility.  He also was responsible for the seamless operation of the club during Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath that left the franchise in question.

He has been responsible for helping sign some of the team’s future franchise players that helped rebuild the club into a Super Bowl championship team including a deja vu signing of quarterback Drew Brees.

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