CB Antoine Winfield picked the Saints to win it all. When asked why, he said, "Two words: Drew Brees." Winfield said he'd pick Brees as the MVP over the Packers' Aaron Rodgers. As it turned out, they both lost in the divisional round over the weekend.
DT Kevin Williams climbed out on a limb for his darkhorse pick.
"If you're looking for a dark horse, I'd have to say Denver," Williams said. "Watch out for (Tim) Tebow. He's got something crazy going on."
He, too, was wrong.
"I think for the most part, we had guys in this locker room that no matter what the situation was, we were going to fight," defensive end Brian Robison said of not giving up. "And hopefully we can sit here and look inside every person and say that nobody ran from the situation, nobody gave up. But in every locker room, I guess you have to say there were a couple of guys who didn't.
"I don't know who those guys are. But I know me, personally, I fought every game as hard as I could. I know I can say that for probably 98 percent of the guys in this locker room. It's just a matter of finding those few guys that maybe didn't do what we needed them to do and get them off the team and bring in some guys who are going to fight with us."
He hasn't ceased to amaze teammates with that ability.
"A lot of people don't know it, but I've been doing that all my life," Webb said. "A lot of people, I come to the sideline and it's 'Hey, how you do that?' I'm like, 'Do what?' I really don't see that, I guess, because I can do that. I've been doing those types of things since high school. It ain't nothing new to me."
QUOTE TO NOTE: "When people look at 3-13, it's a disaster. But I really believe internally, everybody knows there are a lot of positive things going on and it may not have shown this year." -- GM Rick Spielman, when asked what's the No. 1 priority heading into the offseason.