We all discovered how thin this club really was when the Saints spent several days in Wisconsin practicing against the Chicago Bears, who were still riding the success of their Super Bowl XX victory over New England. For the entire week, the Saints were treated like a JV team compared with the Bears, who were led by marquee players like Walter Payton, Jim McMahon and Mike Singletary. And we felt like one.
When we arrived on buses and the fans discovered we weren't the Bears, they would just walk away. Guess they figured we were practice scrubs. People thought nothing of walking through our workouts and team practices. In town when people asked and discovered we were the Saints, they would say: "Is there a player we would know?" Talk about humbling.