Has the New Orleans Saints punter turned “Minnesota nice?”
Minnesota Vikings fans appreciate gutsy performances.
In last Sunday’s divisional playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium New Orleans Saints punter Tom Morstead made quite the impression. Morstead tore cartilage on the right side of his ribs making a tackle on Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels in the first quarter. Morstead stayed in the game despite his clear discomfort and pain. He booted a couple more punts and finished the game. He was even one of eight Saints players to return to the field for the mandatory extra point attempt following the Minneapolis Miracle.
Because of the respect for Morstead’s gritty performance, a movement was started by a Vikings fan on Reddit so fans could donate money to the punter’s charity. Well, it’s taken off.