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PFS Mount Rushmore Series: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have not had much success until recent years, narrowing down the timetable for potential all-timers. It wasn’t until the team’s 21st year of existence that the Saints achieved a winning record – and it would take another 13 years (in 2000) for the “Aint’s” to finally make it past the Wild Card round of the playoffs. With that being said, the four...
Via Pro Football Spot
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 1-9

Our final segment on the top 101 Saints players of all time finally comes to a close and most of these last ones should be of no surprise. Thanks for reading along, this has been a really fun feature for me to revisit some of the greats in team history. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed it as well. So before I reveal the final 9 I want to mention a few guys that are rated in the top 60...
Via The Saints Nation
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

In honor of FIFA World Cup, best kickers in Saints’ history

With Thursday’s all important World Cup match between the United States and Germany in part determining who moves onto the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, I was wondering about the evolution of the kicker position in the NFL. Of course I knew the “soccer style” of kicking the football had become the common technique for NFL kickers long ago. Upon researching further...
Via cover32 - Saints
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best NFL players not in the Hall of Fame

It’s very difficult to get in the NFL Hall of Fame and the process isn’t always fair. A number of players are still waiting to have their name called. These ten players in particular are knocking on the door and we should expect them to be called within the next few years. 10. Kevin Greene, OLB, Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992), Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1995), San Francisco 49ers...
Via This Given Sunday
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten best players not in the NFL Hall of Fame

It’s very difficult to get in the NFL Hall of Fame and the process isn’t always fair. A number of players are still waiting to have their name called. These ten players in particular are knocking on the door and we should expect them to be called within the next few years. 10. Kevin Greene, OLB, Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992), Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1995), San Francisco 49ers...
Via Bloguin Best
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Black and Gold 'superstars' headed to draft to represent Saints

The New Orleans Saints will be represented by two unforgettable, yet very different, personalities this week when the NFL Draft unfolds inside Radio City Music Hall in New York: super-fan Leroy "Whistle-Monsta" Mitchell and Hall of Fame placekicker Morten Andersen. Mitchell is a 20-year season-ticket holder normally easily recognized for the black and gold whistle head...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Guy believes his induction gives specialists “hope”

Finally, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has a punter among its membership. Now, with Ray Guy earning induction on Saturday night as one of the Hall’s Senior Committee nominees, the longer-term question is when another punter gains the sort of traction necessary to make it to Canton. It’s somewhat challenging to predict how the Hall voters vote in any given year, but another...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame selection committee meets nearly nine hours

The new class of Hall of Famers has been determined. And while we won’t see the fully-completed sausage for a couple of hours, the sausage-making process took nearly nine hours. Via Peter King of Football Night in America and TheMMQB.com, the selection committee met for a record eight hours and 59 minutes. The group, which includes PFT’s Darin Gantt, considered 15 modern-day...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 To Be Decided On Saturday

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced later on today and three of the 15  modern era finalists have connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers as Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene and Tony Dungy are all up for election. A maximum of five modern-era candidates along with as many as two senior members are selected by earning 80% of the votes from the 46-member selection...
Via Steelers Depot
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Morten Andersen: “Time is right” for kicker or punter to make the Hall of Fame

There will be one kicker and one punter eligible for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when voters meet to make their choices on Saturday and the kicker thinks that it is about time that a player from one of the positions makes it to Canton. Morten Andersen is the NFL’s all-time leading scorer and has played in more games than any other player in league history, which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Fifteen men were selected to possibly enter in as the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Here’s the complete list of modern-era finalists. Morten Andersen Jerome Bettis Derrick Brooks Tim Brown Edward DeBartolo Tony Dungy Kevin Greene Charles Haley Marvin Harrison Walter Jones John Lynch Andre Reed Will Shields Michael Strahan Aeneas Williams Some feel that Walter Jones will...
Via StraitPinkie.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

The 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame have been selected among them are three first-time eligible players and a coach. Voting will take place the day before the Super Bowl. Linebacker Derrick Brooks, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, tackle Walter Jones, and coach Tony Dungy make up the group of first-timers. As for the rest of the finalists you have wide receivers Andre...
Via Overtime
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The 25 Semifinalists For The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

The NFL announced the 25 semifinalists for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class Thursday night. Here’s the list candidates. Morten Andersen Steve Atwater Jerome Bettis Derrick Brooks Tim Brown Don Coryell Roger Craig Terrell Davis Edward DeBartolo, Jr. Tony Dungy Kevin Greene Charles Haley Marvin Harrison Joe Jacoby Jimmy Johnson Walter Jones John Lynch Karl Mecklenburg...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Loeffler to set snappers' longevity record

Cullen Loeffler came into the league when Morten Andersen and Darren Bennett were the beneficiary of his snaps. Now Loeffler is the veteran of the specialists and on the brink of surpassing Mike Morris’ record. Loeffler talked about the position, his staying power and his years in Minnesota.
Via min.scout.com
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Whoa, I Didn’t Know That! – NFL Week 2 Edition

Welcome to week 2 of the best NFL trivia questions Call me a sports nerd but I am someone that finds random trivia facts about football entertaining. Nothing beats watching college football on ESPN and having them flash up the Aflac trivia question of the game. If you like sports trivia, than I have just the thing for you. As we head into the first week of the 2013 NFL season, I...
Via Down and Distance
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Just What The World Needs: A Documentary About Kickers

Until now, if you wanted a sympathetic look at what it is to be a placekicker, you had to listen to “The Lonesome Kicker” or read any of hundreds of pieces that Stefan Fatsis has written about that time he tried out as a kicker for the Broncos. No longer, as there’s a documentary in the works about kickers and how everyone is mean to them even though their job is tough. The...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: The Top 20 Non 1st Round Draft Picks in Saints' History

Picking the best non 1st round draft picks for the Saints was a fun exercise, but a very difficult one too. There is no way I could come up with a 10 top list, too many good players to name. So I decided to do 20. Some great Saints players on here. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane, or the history lessen if you're a newer/younger Saints fan. 20. Fred McAfee, RB...
Via The Saints Nation
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Hanson undecided about football future

Some athletes might feel an urge to play another season just to try to solidify their place in a sport's history with hopes of being inducted into the Hall of Fame one day. In the case of Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson, that would appear to be an unrealistic goal. Not because he's undeserving. Hanson should be headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the future based...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Hanson undecided about football future

Some athletes might feel an urge to play another season just to try to solidify their place in a sport's history with hopes of being inducted into the Hall of Fame one day. In the case of Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson, that would appear to be an unrealistic goal. Not because he's undeserving. Hanson should be headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the future based...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Wisconsin to Hire Gary Andersen as Head Football Coach (And It’s a Good Move For Badgers)

Just three months ago I was at Camp Randall Stadium when the Wisconsin Badgers narrowly avoided what would had been a major upset when Utah State’s late 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right. Sitting behind the visiting team tunnel that night, I could not help but notice the appreciative ovation the losing Aggies received from the UW faithful as they trudged off.  Conference...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Predicting the NFL’s 2013 Hall of Fame Class

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their list of semi-finalists for the 2013 class of enshrinees on Friday. There are a few first-year names that are on the ballet that look extremely attractive. Please Click Here To Read This Extensive Article
Via Players View
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Three former Vikings among Hall semifinalists

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Receiver Cris Carter is among three former Minnesota Vikings players getting another chance at induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Carter, who is fourth all-time in NFL history with 1,101 catches, was named among the 27 semifinalists for induction into the hall of fame's class of 2013. NFL career scoring leader, kicker Morten Andersen, and Roger...
Via Fox Sports North
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Named

The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee has gotten one step closer to naming its class of 2013 by narrowing an initial list of 127 candidates down to a collection of 27 semifinalists. Those who survived the first round of culling include: OL Larry Allen K Morten Andersen S Steve Atwater RB Jerome Bettis WR Tim Brown WR Cris Carter Coach Don Coryell RB Roger Craig RB Terrell...
Via Zone Blitz
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Strong First-Year Class Highlights 2013 Hall Of Fame Nominee…

Strong First-Year Class Highlights 2013 Hall Of Fame Nominee List - Former offensive linemen Larry Allen and Jonathan Ogden, Buccaneers standouts Warren Sapp and John Lynch, single-season sack leader Michael Strahan and kicker Morten Andersen are among the 13 first-year eligible candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also included in that list are quarterback Steve McNair...
Via CJ Sports NFL Talk
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Strahan, Ogden, Lynch up for HOF

John Lynch, Michael Strahan and Morten Andersen are among 13 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Safety Lynch, defensive end Strahan and kicker Andersen join offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and 121 other total nominees for induction. The list will be whittled to 25 semifinalists in late November. Fifteen...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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