After Monday's ESPN report accusing GM Mickey Loomis of illegal monitoring coaching communications of opposing teams at the Superdome from 2002-04, former Saints QB Bobby Hebert was on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike
in the Morning on Tuesday regarding the attitudes of his local listeners and said this...
"They almost look at, right now, ESPN -- like the NFL -- as the evil empire. We're almost like the new Raiders, I guess the 21st-century Raiders," "The NFL is gonna challenge us, ESPN is now challenging us. Now I find that hard to believe."
"C'mon, the NFL is like the Gestapo -- you're gonna tell me they didn't know anything about this (the Loomis eavesdropping report) was going on? They know everything that's going on. Is it like maybe they didn't want to go in cahoots with ESPN and jump all over the Saints? Because it would look like piling on, you know when you got a man down, you kick them when they're down? You can't tell me that the NFL didn't know anything about this was going on. 'Oh yeah, we're just finding this out.' Yeah, right."
Hebert also defended Loomis, though in a fairly backhanded manner.
"Everyone in New Orleans, we look at Mickey Loomis as outstanding with the salary cap and numbers. He's like a glorified accountant, he's not a football guy," he said. "Can you imagine Mickey Loomis talking in the headphones with (head coach) Sean Payton or Gregg Willliams? They would tell him to shut the hell up."