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Top 5: Things to watch for in the New Orleans Saints first preseason game

As we prepare for the Saints first preseason game of the year against the St. Louis Rams, here are the top five things we’ll be looking for throughout the game. 5.) Terron Armstead’s progression at left tackle   Armstead has been one of the more impressive players at Saints camp so far, but he’s got one heck of a matchup to kick off the preseason. The Rams may have the best...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Chief Of All-Time: Round 1, Tier 1

I wanted to know who the fans think is the greatest Kansas City Chief of all-time. I started by compiling the 28 greatest Chiefs. They are as follows: Len Dawson, Bobby Bell, Willie Lanier, Buck Buchanan, Willie Roaf, Priest Holmes, Emmitt Thomas, Fred Arbanas, Trent Green, Chris Buford, Otis Taylor, Johnny Robinson, Gary Barbaro, Curtis McClinton, Derrick Thomas, Willie Shields...
Via TopSportsReport
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Thomas, Willie Roaf voted into College Hall of Fame

Late Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, highlighting a class of 14 players that includes another former Kansas City Chief in Willie Roaf, as well as LaDainian Tomlinson, Sterling Sharpe and Tony Boselli. Thomas was one of the Hall of Fame's most obvious omissions and Alabama fans had been growing increasingly annoyed by the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama's Thomas headlines College Football Hall of Fame class

Gaining induction into the College Football Hall of Fame is a mathematical feat, considering that just .0002 percent of all those who have played the game in the last 145 years have been elected. Wednesday, 12 FBS more players defied those odds, with the announcement of the 2014 class, headlined by the posthumous election of former Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas. Thomas is joined...
Via Fox Sports South
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No Sean Payton on Saints’ Mount Rushmore?

On Thursday cover32′s Carl Pfeiffer released his ‘Mount Rushmore’s’ for all 32 NFL teams, essentially picking the four most influential faces in each organization’s history to place on an ornamental bust. Pfeiffer’s display includes: Drew Brees, Deuce McAllister, Willie Roaf, and Ricky Jackson. Assuming the pool of faces chosen includes only players, then you can have...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints unveil Ring of Honor in Superdome

The names Archie Manning, Rickey Jackson and Willie Roaf now have a permanent place in the Superdome, ringing the home field of the NFL team with which they spent the best years of their careers. The Saints formally unveiled their own ''Ring of Honor'' at halftime of Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys, and the three former stars were on the field...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

McGregor parties with Willie Roaf

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor might be spending his days in rehab trying to get his knee back to full health after knee surgery, but he's taking his nights to a whole new kind of physical therapy. The outspoken Irishman took to Twitter on Friday to reveal his most recent trip out into the city where he was joined by 2012 NFL Hall of Fame inductee Willie Roaf for a visit to...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Will be the First Hall of Famer Born in the 1980s?

The amount of Pro Football Hall of Famers born in the 1970s has doubled.Pictured above are Larry Allen (1971), Warren Sapp (1972), and Jonathan Ogden (1974), along with their 2013 Hall of Fame contemporaries. They join fellow seventies-born players Willie Roaf (1970), Curtis Martin and Marshall Faulk (both born 1973) in the hallowed halls of Canton.It's no newsflash that we age...
Via Football Nation
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Saints' Top 10 1st Round Picks in Team History

It's my duty to go back to being positive after dropping the 5 worst draft picks ever in Saints' history on you this week. So I'm going to give you my favorite picks, but in two segments. I'll start with the top 10 1st round picks today, and then I'll share my top 10 picks outside of the first round, both of which should yield interesting results. 10. Chuck...
Via The Saints Nation
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Willie Roaf and Torii Hunter Host “Big Easy Super Lounge” During Super Bowl Week

  Hall Of Famer Willie Roaf and MLB Star Torii Hunter will host the “Big Easy Super Lounge” , a dynamite Super Bowl XLVII event, in New Orleans, at The Old U.S. Mint Building, 400 Esplanade Ave. Entertainment by Celebrity DJ’s Big Tigger, Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Diagnosis and popular local DJ Captain Charles. The event will open on Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm promoting...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Buy NFL Legend Willie Roaf’s California Mansion For $2.4 Million

There’s no debate that Willie Roaf is one of the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history. The big fella played in the league for 13 years and eventually bought an insane mansion in Villa Park, California. He bought the place back in 2008 for a cool $2.15 million and ended up putting it on the market earlier this year for $2.95 million. Looks like there weren’t many nibbles...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Buccaneers crushed on road by Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tampa Bay receiver Mike Williams was wide open as he broke for the end zone, then watched a pass from Josh Freeman sail far beyond his reach. On the next play, Freeman hit New Orleans defensive back Rafael Bush in the numbers for an easy interception. It was that type of day for Freeman and the Bucs, whose fading playoff hopes ended Sunday in by far their most...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Assessing Buffalo Bills WR Andre Reed's 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Odds

The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed its newest class this past weekend, as Willie Roaf, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Dermontti Dawson, Curtis Martin and Jack Butler made up the Class of 2012. And for the seventh straight year, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed had to watch from home instead of taking his rightful place in the Canton, Ohio, facility. Reed was...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame Parade on FOX Sports Ohio

FOX Sports Ohio will be airing the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade from 6-8pm on this Sunday, August 12. The parade took place this past Saturday, August 4 in Canton, Ohio. This years inductees included Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Willie Roaf all of whom will now call Canton, Ohio their home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints cap good stay with 17-10 win over Cardinals

The bronze busts were impressive. Willie Roaf was magnanimous. And Drew Brees? Same as always. It added up to a great weekend for a team that really needed one about now. Brees produced a touchdown on his only series in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night, leading the New Orleans Saints to a 17-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals that topped off a fine time. ''Just to...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Willie Roaf Enshrined Into Hall of Fame

It's been an amazing weekend for me so far in Canton. I've included some pictures on twitter if you follow my feed to share the experience as much as possible with you. I met several players, staff members and coaches and most were very friendly and accomodating. I have to say Joe Vitt was probably the best experience of the bunch (pictured). He was very engaging, asked me...
Via The Saints Nation
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Martin's candid speech caps HOF ceremony

CANTON, Ohio A night of humility at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ended with 28 minutes of inspiration. That somehow seems more than appropriate. The 2012 class of inductees Willie Roaf, Jack Butler, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Dermontti Dawson and Curtis Martin enjoyed their moment, but none wallowed in it. And the most moving and emotional speech of all was not a player...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Doleman leads close Hall of Fame class

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The linemen led the way as they always do, accepting their inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with an abundance of humility. Curtis Martin finished the evening by supplying plenty of tears. The last of the six players to have their bronze busts unveiled Saturday night, Martin used the big stage to recall his rough life, his mother's pain and his...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Jack Butler went from low profile into HOF

Jack Butler didn't play football in high school. He picked up the game in college at St. Bonaventure and entered the NFL as an undrafted player in 1951, just another guy filling out the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster. He's not just another player anymore. Butler was the second of six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Running back Curtis...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs LT Willie Roaf goes into Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Willie Roaf was tough to get around, an extraordinary blocker at tackle. He was impossible to ignore for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Roaf was the first player inducted Saturday in a six-man group that included four linemen. Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman and Cortez Kennedy joined him, along with running back Curtis Martin and cornerback Jack Butler. Roaf...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints play 1st game without suspended coach

The Saints haven't seemed all that far removed from suspended coach Sean Payton. When they walked into their indoor practice facility last month, they saw a large mural of the coach glaring at them with the message ''Do your job'' - his parting words before starting a one-season penalty for the team's bounty scandal. That's not all. Payton got the NFL...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Sean Payton attending Hall induction

Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night. Payton requested and was given permission by the NFL to attend the ceremony that includes the enshrinement of former Saints player Willie Roaf. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday that Payton also can be at a private reception for Roaf, but cannot...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Suspended coach Payton attending Hall induction

Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night. Payton requested and was given permission by the NFL to attend the ceremony that includes the enshrinement of former Saints player Willie Roaf. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday that Payton also can be at a private reception for Roaf, but cannot...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Linemen lead charge into Canton

The linemen led the way as they always do, accepting their inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with an abundance of humility. Curtis Martin finished the evening by supplying plenty of tears. The last of the six players to have their bronze busts unveiled Saturday night, Martin used the big stage to recall his rough life, his mother's pain and his life-long indifference...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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