Saints RB Alvin Kamara doubles down on claim New Orleans would’ve beaten Eagles in playoffs
Since the New Orleans Saints suffered the last-second miracle lost to the Minnesota Vikings in last year’s playoffs, Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara has held firm that his team would have beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship.
It is a belief that he once again held firm when asked about it stating that he believes that his team would have beat any opponent in last season’s playoffs, according to Luke Johnson of NOLA.com.
“I don’t care if we’re playing against The Monstars,” Kamara said, referencing the villainous cartoon basketball team from the 1996 movie“Space Jam.”
“Whatever team I’m on, I’m going to say we’re going to win. Period. I guarantee you it’s the same with any guy in this league that feels strongly about the team they’re on.
“It’s no disrespect, direct disrespect. I didn’t call them a name, a direct name. It’s just my team against your team. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.”
This is just simply strong confidence in his own team that looked like they could be a legitimate run to the Super Bowl behind their potent offensive and defense that was among the best in the league. Their season came to a disappointing end after what was essentially a poor decision by safety Marcus Williams attempting to tackle Stefon Diggs low and missed timed it.
However, it is a bit of revisioned history as the Eagles had put together an impressive run that saw them tune it up in the NFC Championship game that set the table for a strong performance in the Super Bowl with quarterback Nick Foles playing some of the best football of his career.
That said, the Saints now have a chance to amend that loss behind what appears to be another team that can make a deep run in the playoffs toward the Super Bowl.