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What did the 2009 New Orleans Saints have to say to the current team?

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 08: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a call during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 08: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a call during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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Head coach Sean Payton introduced the 2019 New Orleans Saints’ players to the 2009 Super Bowl-winning team.

During a run-through on Sunday, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton brought in the 2009 Super Bowl-winning Saints’ to rally around this 2019 team in hopes of bringing the same passion they had to this year’s team ready to make a run at another Lombardi trophy.

Sean Payton was quoted saying, “This is the standard.” That 2009 team finished 13-3 after starting the season 13-0, arguably one of the best teams ever and most likely the best team in New Orleans Saints’ history.

The standard is excellence.

That is what Sean Payton and Drew Brees offered to win their first trophy in team history back in 2009, and that is what the 2019 Saints are going to have to offer if they hope to win their organization a second Super Bowl.

As we dive deeper and deeper into the season, the games mean more and more. The stakes are higher through the final weeks. We saw the San Francisco 49ers lose to the 4-9 Atlanta Falcons at home last week. During these last weeks, anything can happen.

Just ask the 2009 team, they lost the final three games of that season after starting off with a perfect record up until then.

There is a plethora of adviseable to be given from the 2009 team to 2019 one. Through adversity, heartbreak, and joy, the 2009 New Orleans Saints persevered through the hardest of times to win the organization’s only Super Bowl.

With injuries piling up and seeming to loom over this 2019 team, the same perseverance the 2009 team sought, the 2019 team will need as well.

Getting these two teams together to share in this experience and time of reflection should be a great motivator to the current Saints roster — especially those who were not on the 2009 team.

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Through the ups and downs of the regular season, the goal of the 2009 team and the 2019 team are identical. They both have a Super Bowl-winning ring at the end of the run. The 2009 team accomplished their goal, will the 2019 team do the same?

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