It is always an honor to hear from a great player from your hometown team that you’ve been behind for years. As an eleven-time Pro Bowler, 9-time All-Pro, and a member of not one, but two All-Decade Teams, (90s and 2000s), Willie Roaf would arguably be at a neck and neck run with Brees for the most accomplished player in Saints history. What is incredible is that Roaf has consistently, on the sporadic occasion I have contacted him, taken the time to respond, a testament to how much the guy cares about his fans.
I can tell Willie was honored to be named a finalist for the NFL 100 All Time Team. And while I have since left NOLA once again due to a family member needing assistance after surgery, as well as CO-VID 19, I plan to be back in the future. Thank you Willie!