The story is set and very clear, New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton wanted to become a Saint even after being offered a hefty contract from the Atlanta Falcons, a top divisional rivalry.
Sunday’s prime time game versus the Falcons was the first time Lofton faced offed with his former teammates. In case anyone was worried, his loyalty sticks with Saints.
“No, I mean, when I was with the Falcons I hated the Saints. Now I’m with the Saints, I hate the Falcons. Both of these cities hate each other and there’s no love lost. So, it’s a divisional game and we’ll get it on. That makes it fun. I mean, Atlanta offered me and they wanted me to stay, but I just felt better. I wanted to go to a team that celebrated me, not tolerated me. That’s the way that I felt. I’m happy that I’m here.”
Lofton has surely stepped up for the Saints at a much needed time and was clearly a necessity when the Saints were down in the dumps. Lofton has lead the Saints in tackles with 76, has made one sack, four tackles for a loss, three passes defended, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
The one thing Lofton won’t be doing for the Saints is giving away inside information about his former team. Call it honorable or just obvious, there’s not much the Saints don’t know about their top rival.