The Rich Eisen Show: Interview with New Orleans Saints’ star Michael Thomas

TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 17: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints looks on before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 17, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 17: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints looks on before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 17, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images) /
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New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas joined the Rich Eisen Show to talk about his success in New Orleans, the comparison to Jerry Rice, and more.

It is no secret the success that Michael Thomas is having this year. The New Orleans Saints superstar has already surpassed 90 receptions in 10 games, making him the fastest in the NFL to such a mark in a season.

Thomas is also still on pace to break the NFL single-season receptions and receiving yards records. After a record-breaking contract extension, Thomas is playing like a receiving desiring to earn that big break.

Michael Thomas joined the Rich Eisen Show to talk about some of his own personal and his teams’ success. The Rich Eisen Show airs daily from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST on AT&T AUDIENCE Network which can be found on DirecTV Ch. 239.

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Michael Thomas on his own success and the comparison to Jerry Rice.

Michael Thomas “never thinks about comparisons to the Hall of Fame wide receiver because he is just focused on winning and bringing his best every week.” The one thing he loves from Jerry Rice is his consistency and the example he has set for Thomas and his work ethic.

When asked about his work ethic, Thomas said, “I didn’t want to get distracted with the contract I signed or the number of passes I was catching, the ultimate goal was to win games.”

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Michael Thomas on the New Orleans Saints team chemistry.

Thomas has led the New Orleans Saints to one of their greatest stars. When asked about what drives him, he said, “My teammates. I feel like my teammates count on me. My organization counts on me. When it comes down to it, I’m playing for them with one common goal, to win.”

When asked if he has ever demanded the ball from Drew Brees, Thomas replied, “Maybe in my head, but no. He makes tremendous decisions. When I get the opportunity to catch a pass from him, I just want to make the play for him.”

Thomas talks about the leadership of Sean Payton

Micahel Thomas says Payton is a great leader. He emphasizes preparation, puts a lot of focus on it at the beginning of the week. Sean has a lot of transparency. He is a great leader and he leads by example.” Thomas stresses the importance of his leader and coach leading by example.

He ensures that no one is keeping track of his records and that they are “just playing football.”

There is one thing that is for sure — Michael Thomas is a fun player to watch. He has a humble attitude that is not focused on his own goals and gains but those of the team.

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Thomas plays the way he does out of respect for the game, his teammates, coaches, and organization, not for the amount of money they put in his wallet. That is why Michael Thomas is one of the best receivers to ever play the game.

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