It’s always sad to part ways with the all time greats, and Jahri Evans is certainly that. The man deserves his due more than I could ever give him justice with this post. When I think of the best draft class in Saints history, 2006, which included Marques Colston, Reggie Bush, Zach Strief, Roman Harper etc… guys that combined were the stepping stone class to a Super Bowl title...
Can you name every player with 10 or more Pro Bowl selections?
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The New Orleans Saints have had a history of having really talented offensive linemen. Looking back, names like Brock, Dombrowski, Fontenot, Turley, and perhaps the best one of them all, as well as the franchise's second player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Willie Roaf, all had standout careers here.It is the opinion of many that thus far through roughly three...
Willie Roaf is lone Louisiana college representative on the 75-man team
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
August 20, 2015
Every once in a great while, a franchise has a player that becomes the focal point for what happens with the team. As legendary defensive units go, there were the Purple People Eaters in Minnesota, the "No-Name" Defense in Miami, and the Doomsday Defense in Dallas. But never in the history of the league has there such an assemblage of talent in one linebacking corps as it was in...
Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson was thrilled to hear that the Pro Football Hall of Fame will allow Junior Seau's daughter to speak from the stage during Saturday's induction ceremonies. She got to do it for her father, Claude Humphrey, when he entered the shrine last summer. ''I think it would really have been sad for her considering her dad is not here and she not being allowed to speak...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2015 | Discuss
Football can often be a game of milestones. And while all records, or streaks can and will one day likely be broken, there can only ever be one "first." And in 2010, outside linebacker Rickey Jackson became the first-ever "full-time" New Orleans Saints player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.A member of the vaunted "Dome Patrol" linebacking corps that many people regard...
It is arguable that in the history of this franchise, there has been no greater offensive lineman than Willie Roaf. Born the son of Andree Layton Roaf, who was the first black woman to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court, the bar was set pretty high for him.William Layton Roaf was born on April 18, 1970, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the son of a dentist and a lawyer. He attended Pine...
The venue also includes images of Drew Brees, Anthony Davis, Les Miles, Rickie Jackson, Willie Roaf, Tracy Porter and Pete Maravich.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
June 10, 2015
St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau is making a bold statement around Rams camp. Boudreau thinks tackle Greg Robinson is a better player than Hall of Famer Willie Roaf. Boudreau said because of the way Auburn ran their offense in college, it was a difficult transition for Robinson to the NFL. "They had four run plays and one protection -- slide left, slide right. He...
The New Orleans Saints have perhaps been the busiest team in the league during this offseason in the free agent market. Although this team has never exactly been known for that sort of thing, recent years have seen them make some really substantial deals to make this team competitive.Now for me, a great free agent acquisition must meet a certain criteria. Obviously, it must be timely...
I have to admit, when I first read this my immediate thought was: “who over in Canton has naked photos of Benson?” I have no idea what his true angle is here but I’m going to throw out that Morten Andersen probably has a 25% greater chance of being the third Saint in the Hall of Fame (after Rickey Jackson and Willie Roaf) thanks to this move. Tom Benson donates record $11 million...
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...
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...
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...
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 wait...
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...
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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