New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Nick Toon
Conference Call With New Orleans Media
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Q: Can you talk about growing up with your father and learning from him?
A: “Obviously, my dad was a great football player and a great resource of mine growing up. He has been a great sounding board for me throughout my career and my entire life. He has been a great blueprint (for me) as a football player. He is just a good person and a good leader.”
Q: Is there anything better, in your eyes, than coming to the Saints and playing with Drew Brees?
A: “Not at all. Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. I am looking forward to going out there and catching passes from him and helping the Saints in any way that I can.”
Q: Did they talk to you about losing Robert Meachem in Free Agency?
A: “No, they did not.”
Q: Did you have any idea this was coming? Did you think this was a team you could land at?
A: “Coming in to this process, you really don’t have a great idea of what is going to happen. I am looking forward to coming down there and helping the Saints out. I am just really excited to be a part of the organization.”
Q: Can you tell us about your meeting with Sean Payton at the combine?
A: “Most of the meetings are very similar. We came in, watched a bit of film, talked about my family background, and talked about my career at Wisconsin. You only get fifteen minutes so it wasn’t too in-depth. It was a good meeting, I thought it went well. Obviously, they thought the same thing.”
Q: How well does Henry Ellard know your father?
A: “I know that they do know each other and have crossed paths in the past. I don’t know him very well but I am looking forward to getting to know him better and working with him.”
Q: Are you with your dad today?
A: “I am. I am at home in Madison right now.
Q: What was his reaction?
A: “Everybody was excited. My whole family. I have some close friends here. Everyone was very excited. Everyone is looking forward to cheering for myself and the New Orleans Saints.”