New Orleans Saints’ Pierre Thomas shows he was down, not out

By James Varney, The Times-Picayune

When running back Pierre Thomas turned in a gritty performance against the Atlanta Falcons last Monday night, the New Orleans Saints’ come-from-behind victory offered him a measure of revenge.

“I felt happy, it was a big relief because Atlanta was the team that put me out, that put me out for a while,” Thomas said Thursday. “So for me it was just a payback thing. I wanted to get back at that team because they really hurt me in the beginning of the season. They put me out for a long period of time, but I got my opportunities to come back and show them what I can do. For them to remember me, like, ‘hey, you might have put me out in the beginning, but I’m back.'”

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