Deke: New Saints FB Erik Lorig greets us with a "Who Dat?"
by Deke Bellavia,posted Mar 20 2014 9:55AM
To Saints fans, there is no better way to start off than by saying “Who Dat!” Well, new Saints fullback Erik Lorig sounded off with a big “Who Dat” as he spoke with me and Bobby for the first time on Wednesday’s Sports Talk.
“I’m very excited to be a member of the New Orleans Saints. I am really looking forward to being a part of this franchise,” Lorig said. He signed a four-year deal with the Saints earlier this week after spending his first four seasons with Tampa Bay.
The former Stanford Cardinal told us that he’s not surprised that he is still in the NFL. “Yes, I thought I would last this long,” said the seventh round pick (253rd overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Lorig told me and Bobby how he was able to make the transition from defense to offense. Lorig played on defense in college and was moved to fullback when he joined Tampa Bay. Erik said that two of his nicknames include "E-Low" and the "Hebrew Hammer."
For more, watch me and Bobby talk about Lorig’s impact with the Saints in our video below.