Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott Says Niners Like His Old Team

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"You gotta believe that they can do it," encouraging words from Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott on the 49ers winning the Super Bowl.

After all, against the odds, the Niners beat the New Orleans Saints last Saturday.

"Whatever they're doing, they're so special," Lott said, during an interview with FOX40 in Cupertino, near his home.

A courageous crew in red and gold, who consistantly proved themselves throughout this season.

"You've seen all year long, this team have found ways to do things that nobody thought they could do," he said.

A bunch of young guys with no previous records, who now are on the brink of being the best, much like Lott's team of '81.

"This is a lot like that team," he said. "We wanna revisit, and revisit through the old Niners."

Last Saturday's hillatious hit by Donte Whitner, many have called, "The Ronnie Lott Hit."

"We saw the hit and my son turned to me and said, 'Dad, that looked like you.' "

A hardcore player, who unbelievably sacrificed part of a broken pinky finger by having it cut off, enabling him to play in a playoff game.

"People talk about it a lot and are always curious, why? I say, 'Why not?' " he said. "This current team is all about that. They would make that sacrifice and they would do what I did."

All in the name of winning.

"I'm pumped up. I'm excited, nervous," Lott added. "I realize it's their destiny."


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