NEW ORLEANS -- Delvin Breaux's Superdome debut was every bit as special as he imagined.
The New Orleans native, who is on the verge of making the New Orleans Saints' roster nine years after suffering a broken neck in high school, said his first preseason game inside the Dome was “unbelievable.”
“My dream actually came true when I was walking out of the tunnel and hearing the guy call my name [on the PA system], as well as just hearing the screaming fans,” said Breaux, who started at cornerback since veteran Brandon Browner remains sidelined with an injury. “It was one of the best feelings I’ve ever felt.”
As I wrote Sunday morning, the best thing about Breaux’s improbable comeback story with his hometown Saints is that he actually appears poised to make the roster and play a key role as New Orleans' nickel back this year.
The 6-foot-1, 196-pounder made just two tackles with no pass break-ups against the Houston Texans on Sunday. But those were good numbers since they helped signify how little the Texans even bothered to throw his way.
“I try to stay as close to the receiver as possible,” said Breaux, who was dubbed “vise grip” by Saints receiver Josh Morgan. “I saw the quarterback look a few times, but he saw that it was tight coverage, so he had to throw the ball somewhere else.”