- Aug 1, 1997
- Reaction score
- Sunset, La
By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer
MOBILE. Ala. -- Mickey Loomis shares the optimism of others in the New Orleans Saints organization. Yes, he agrees, this most recent 7-9 felt a little more promising than the previous two 7-9s.
But the Saints’ general manager didn’t try to sugarcoat it.
GM Mickey Loomis, right, and coach Sean Payton, left, aim to guide the Saints to a better record than the 7-9 owner Tom Benson and wife Gayle Benson have seen each of the past three seasons. Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports
“We’re still 7-9,” Loomis said. “We are where we are. Our record is 7-9. And so that’s not good enough to make the playoffs. And we’ve gotta find a way to improve, and we will.”
When asked how owner Tom Benson feels about the state of his team, Loomis gave a similar response.
“Well, look, he’s not happy with 7-9, that’s for sure. But he also understands the building process,” Loomis said. “So he’s been nothing but supportive.”...
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