NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Quotes from the Super Bowl:
New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri on whether he ever thought over the years about former Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood and a kick of that magnitude in the Super Bowl. Norwood missed a kick at the end of Super Bowl XXV to give the New York Giants the win: "I've thought about that field goal a thousand times in my sleep last night. It's something you try not to think about the negatives and just try to go out there and do what you've been trained to do a million times before."
Patriots coach Bill Belichick on if Vinatieri is one of the best
kickers he's ever been around: "He's really a clutch kicker. I've been lucky. Adam has had a great year. None tougher than the one against Oakland in four inches of snow. But this one, it was an easy kick; it was a chip shot."
Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel on Vinatieri's game-winning field goal: "There was absolutely no doubt in my mind he was going to make it. As soon as it went through the confetti came down just like the snow in Foxboro, it was great. You put him in a dome and he could have made that kick from the pylon or just about anywhere."
Patriots rookie defensive tackle Richard Seymour on winning as underdogs: "It is truly a beautiful thing. We just want to celebrate with our football team. We are going to have a party with the people who believed in us, and that is nobody except the players on this football team because nobody else -- reporters, media, nobody -- gave us credit to win this game. We just wanted to come in and show what we could do."
Patriots safety Lawyer Milloy on after being shown that he is among several world champion Patriots on a box of Wheaties: "I made the Wheaties box! That's sweet. No. 36. I can't even tell you guys how this feels."
Patriots cornerback Ty Law on the team being 5-5 and having to win out: "We don't have to win out anymore. We are the last team standing. We are holding up the Lombardi Trophy. We are the ones who are going to be sized up for the rings in a couple of days and we have something to feel good about. I am mentally, emotionally and physically drained, but it was all worth it."
St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner on how long it will take to get over the loss: "Probably about six months. It was tough. Our defense played great. The offense basically gave up the first 17 points on turnovers. Our defense played well enough to be world champions. And that's what hurts the most -- that I let some of the guys down."
Rams coach Mike Martz on if his club overlooked the Patriots: "Oh, please, that's insulting to me. This is the Super Bowl. How can you overlook someone in the Super Bowl? I don't understand that question."
Rams running back Marshall Faulk on losing in his hometown of New Orleans: "It's disappointing. Even, if we had gone out in the wild card round, it's still disappointing. Any time you lose in the playoffs, it's disappointing. To lose in the Super Bowl might be even a little more disappointing. I really don't know what to tell you or what I feel right now because I think it's still sort of a shock to me."
Rams defensive end Grant Wistrom on his team's mood: "We lost the Super Bowl, what do you think the mood is? The whole season is a waste. We play this game to win the Super Bowl and we didn't do it."